Hollywood Celebrity ShootBy Brad L.
Page 54 of the September 2005
From its traditional home in
southern California, this year’s Hollywood Celebrity
Shoot moved to the spectacular Desert Lake Country Club
located in Boulder City, Nevada, on June 9-11. The
change of venue brought a host of new opportunities, not
the least of which is the close proximity to Las Vegas.
A lot has already been written about Desert Lake Country
Club, and it is fast becoming a premier shooting
facility in the West.
John Laughlin is the man
behind the Hollywood Celebrity Shoot. When he took over
in 2001, he only had two goals in mind. One was to help
the shoot continue to grow, and the other was to raise
money for its charity, the Celebrity Youth Sporting
Trust. The trust is designed to unite law enforcement
agencies with our youth through firearms safety courses,
hands-on seminars, and the introduction to all shooting
Laughlin’s two passions are acting and
shooting. After his years in Hollywood, he knew he could
get celebrities to attend, but would shooters attend?
With the help of some big-name sponsors, like Caesar’s
Palace and Charles Daly Shotguns, what began as a small,
one-day shoot has grown into a three-day event with over
500 people attending this year. Under Laughlin’s
leadership, the amount of money given to the Celebrity
Youth Sporting Trust has grown every year, and its goal
is to reach one million dollars through this event and
other various fundraisers.
For more on this star-studded event, read the full
article in the September 2005 issue.
Can something that
normally takes nearly a year or more be created in one
day—without sacrificing quality? Seeing a custom-fitted
shotgun stock crafted in less than eight hours is
Before you dismiss
fiber-optic sights as mere gimmicks, try one atop your
shotgun’s muzzle. You just may be surprised, as the
author was, that this new technology is no passing
The "Parachute" Shot
we don’t use our long-practiced swing in competition.
Why? Because we could miss. So we become careful, our
inhibited “parachute”swing costing us targets that we
know we can break, but don’t.
annual shoot is more than just an event that allows
stars to shine the spotlight on the shooting sports. Its
a worthwhile fundraiser for kids’ camps that educate our
youth on the importance of firearm safety while
introducing them to the fun of shooting.
Utah State Championship
Spectacular scenery framed this competition,
where mountainous terrain let target setters strut their
stuff to challenge shotgunners.
Kansas State 5-Stand And FITASC
mated this competition with the White Flyer Cup for
three exciting days of challenging, championship
River’s 13th Annual Ohio Cup
Great targets and sponsorship continue to make
this annual shoot a gem of the Midwest.
Kansas State Championship
After an exciting shoot-out at Flint Oak’s
five-star shooting facility, Tim Murphy is deemed the
new Kansas State sporting clays champion.
Texas State Championship
Robertson won big in the Lone Star State shoot-out,
winning the prelim and FITASC events as well as
garnering Texas State main-event champ
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