I recently had an email conversation with John G. at the Lewiston Idaho pistol club. I haven’t attended a match there in probably two years but he said they still tell stories about me.
So he claimed. Then he gave me the following examples (link added about the magazine shooting incident):
A shooter dropped a mag while reloading on the run and somehow booted it into the target area, prompting the story about Joe Huffman, who once shot one of his own mags clean through… Better to be infamous than forgotten, I suppose. Strangely, I’m reasonably certain that the person telling the story wasn’t shooting with us when it happened, suggesting you’ve become part of the oral history of our matches.
We also still use you as a unit of measure for heights (e.g., “Joe Huffman could shoot over it but nobody else can, so it’s high enough”).
Wow! I’m thinking maybe I should go back and shoot a match with them again sometime over the holidays.
I was wondering. Does this make me a legend in my own time? Or just in my own mind?