Bob Munden: 02/08/42 – 12/10/12

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Butte, Montana, USA

Bob Munden Has Died

Bob Munden, known perhaps equally as a fierce Fast-Draw competitor who was recognized by Guinness World Records as The Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived, as an exhibition shooter of the highest order with handguns, rifles and shotguns; an entertainer as well as a master gunsmith who developed groundbreaking methods of customizing to perfection the beloved .45 caliber single action revolver and other guns, died Monday of a heart attack.

Munden’s wife and performance partner Becky said Tuesday (Dec. 10th) she was driving home with Bob after treatment at a Missoula hospital for what doctors described as a mild heart attack. At some point between Missoula and their home of Butte, Bob mentioned he was experiencing chest pains, told Becky to keep on driving, and died.

The 70-year-old shooting sports superstar was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. James Heathcare in Butte.

Born February 8, 1942 in Kansas City, Mo, Bob began his professional shooting career at age 11 in Big Bear Lake, Calif. While still in high school, Bob placed 2nd in a competition known as the Leatherslap. After years of competing in Fast Draw, Bob and Becky performed together beginning in 1968, emphasizing the importance of gun safety when they went on tour in 1969 for the National School Assembly Program. Depending on the venue, Bob and Becky continued to perform together shooting blanks or with live ammunition across the United States, in New Zealand and London, England. As recently as 2011 the Mundens put on their live-ammunition exhibition at locations in California and Kansas.

Over the years Bob, often with Becky who is also a champion shooter, appeared on many television shows, most famously American Shooter, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Shooting USA, and Shooting USA’s Impossible Shots. Munden can be found all over YouTube and appears in entertaining and instructional DVDs including Bob Munden: Outrageous Shooting and Bob Munden: The Collector’s Edition.

At age 68 Munden appeared on Stan Lee’s Superhumans on the History Channel. The episode shows a scientist reporting that Munden’s hand withstands 10 Gs of force when he draws and fires his gun from the holster. Viewers learn that as a comparison, jet pilots are trained to withstand 9 Gs, and that Bob is “faster than a rattlesnake.” In a demo during the same show, Munden draws and shoots two balloons six feet apart with two shots that sound virtually like one.

Just eight weeks ago today, at the Butte Gun Club range for Midland Radio Corporation, Munden did exhibition shooting with a .45 caliber single action and Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol. Bob Munden & Midland XTC High Definition Action Camera – YouTube

Registered as members #118 and #119 respectively, Bob and Becky entertained at the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) End of Trail World Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting 30 times with what Becky proudly said was the most complex presentation ever offered at an exhibition shooting show. She added that Bob was Cowboy Action Shooting’s first gunsmith.

Becky said, “We had an incredible, memorable life together.”

She also said that of all the in-arguably amazing shots Bob achieved during his lifetime of speed shooting, precision shooting and showmanship with handguns, rifles and shotguns; his opening a safety pin, hitting a target 600 yards away, throwing a knife with a bullet and others all accomplished with handguns and practiced mostly in his imagination rather than at the range, Bob was definite that splitting a playing card in he threw into the air was most difficult.

Bob is survived by his wife Becky, his daughters Natalie and Mitzi; grandson Levi, granddaughter Kaycee, his mother; three brothers and a sister; nieces, nephews, friends and millions of fans.

According to Bob’s wishes his remains will be cremated. A memorial and celebration of life is to be scheduled during warmer weather in 2013. A small event for local neighbors and friends will take place in Butte in the near future. Information about both events will be posted here and at the official Facebook Fan Page.

Photo of the Late Bob Munden by Colin Dangaard

Photo of the Late Bob Munden by Colin Dangaard

Bob appreciated all his fans. He worked for you!


About The Author

World Renown Exhibition Shooter, Holder of 18 World Records in Fast Draw, Entertainer, Master Gunsmith, and the Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived

Comments

139 Comments

  1. Joe Mcnay says:

    I just recently got into shooting. The first thing I see after searching fastest gunslingers was Bob Munden I watched the video and was blown away this guy is amazing. Since I was a kid I loved Doc Holliday he was a little boys hero. Then as an adult I see Bob shoot I was unreal like nothing I’ve seen before even in the movies. He along side Doc Holliday is now my hero gunslingers. I was sad to hear he passed away my prayers go to his wife and two daughters and extended family. He truly was amazing.

  2. chester says:

    Mr.Munden has been a hero of mine ever since I the first time I saw his ability, what he could do was amazing. The mindset this country regarding firearms of any kind right now is very negative, but this gentleman set a great example that guns are just a tool,in the right hands can work magic. My sincere condolences to Mrs. Munden and the family. Shame on you heartless people who posted comments that were degrading the a great American who used his talents for all of us to enjoy. Once again Bob Munden will be greatly missed .

  3. ron says:

    YouTobe of Bob Munden–I’m not sure he was the fastest? Someone wrote he drew & shot his gun in: 0.02 <- this is-Two Hundredth of a second-good, But the guy I seen on TV Drew & Shot his gun in 400,hundredth of a second Firing 2 shots & 500 hundredth of a second firing only 1 show & putting it back in his holster.

    • Ron, 0.02 hundredths of a second is faster than the other two times you mentioned. Your description of a shooter making the return of the gun to the holster as part of his draw sounds like Bob Munden. Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

  4. David O. says:

    Just heard of Bob’s passing and am truly saddened. In addition to being the best shot that I have ever seen, he was an equally good entertainer. My prayers goe out to his Wife and Family. He will be missed. RIP Bob.

  5. joel says:

    Bod para aquellos que te admiramos sentimos mucho tu perdida perdimos un gran talento y un ejemplo a imitar siempre te recordaremos com gran amor y dolor en
    nuestros corazones te echaremos de menos descansa en paz y nuestro pesame a tu familia.

  6. Mike D'Amico says:

    Bob was a true hero to myself and I lived to watch “Impossible Shots” each Wednesday night in hopes he would be making an appearance. I am truly saddened that he is no longer with us, but the memories he created while here with us will live on forever.

    My condolences to his family and I wish you all peace!

    Mike D’Amico

  7. Rick Grayson says:

    Bob was truly a legend. I have a small 38 that I had him do an action job on after I met him and saw him perform at a gun show in Nashville TN over 30 years ago. It is one of my most cherished and often carried firearms. This world has lost one of the greats. He will never be forgotten as long as I am around.

  8. GENE STUMP says:

    BOB MUNDEN WAS A LEGEND TO US ALL IN THE SHOOTING SPORTS. SHOOTING LONG DISTANCE WITH OPEN SIGHTS. SHOOTING COINS IN FLIGHT, TWO SHOTS FROM A SINGLE ACTION IN A SPLIT SECOND!! WE ARE HONORED TO HELP PRESERVE OUR RIGHT TO OWN AND SPORT OUR FIREARMS IN YOUR BEHALF. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, BECKY AND GALS, THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR BOB, GENE AND ARVA STUMP

  9. john s says:

    Becky, Your loss is great. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob was a part of Americana.

  10. Doug Roope says:

    I am sitting and watching Impossible Shots, and just learned of Bob’s passing through a memorial program…

    I met Bob and his lovely bride at the Last Chance Stampede and Fair many yrs account when I was a small boy… I credit Bob for my shooting ability… I don’t do the things Bob did, but I pride myself in total perfection … God Bless you Bob, and my condolences go out toyour family…

  11. Bill Templin says:

    Sorry to hear we lost Bob I really enjoyed watching him .he will be missed

  12. Lyle "Mac" McKenzie says:

    I just learned of Bob’s passing. So sorry. I always enjoyed his shooting skills anytime I could catch him on TV. I don’t believe there was ever anyone faster.

    My condolences to his family. He was my idea of a true role model. One of us dinosaurs.

    So long BOB MUNDEN.

  13. I am lucky enough to have learned about Bob many decades ago! His kind will not be experienced again , sad to say.
    Bob will never be forgotten by those of us that truly understand and love the great sport of Shooting !

    Thank you, Bob !

    John K. Benfield, III

  14. Howard M. says:

    I just found out about Bob. I’m so sorry to hear that news. Becky I loved your husband. He just made my day every time I got to see him shoot, as well as talk trash to Byron and Jerry. Bob talked more sh** than a little bit, but he could back up EVERY WORD! Becky my prayers are with you and the family. We lost a good one. The world will miss him. I know I will.

  15. Ken Smith says:

    I was surprised to learn of Bob passing away. I found out just last night while watching “Impossible Shots”, Bob Munden Tribute. I did not know Bob personally, but I felt a sense of loss to learn of his death.
    My condolences go to his family, and may he rest in peace. The shooting world has suffered a great loss. I will miss seeing him on “Impossible Shots”.
    Regards,
    Ken Smith

  16. dennis holland says:

    sorry to hear that bob hassed passed away. i have been a fan since the 70s. he will be missed. denny holland.

  17. shawn says:

    i just herd that bob passed away. i am a bit out of the loop. i am so sorry that we wont be able to see his talent ever again.

  18. frank n says:

    sorry to hear of bobs passing …a true showman for the shooting sports …my condolances …

  19. Howard D. says:

    I knew Bob…..and yes, he was an arrogant jerk to make the statement that he was the fastest EVER. We have no real way of knowing just how fast Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, or any of the other greats from the old west really were. Bob, you were fast, but the fastest? Doubt it seriously.

    • Alan says:

      I doubt any of those mentioned was close in fast draw…They were most surely fast (if they were) “locally” They must of shot like any other, seeking the best chances, hiding behind objects etc. They had to survive all sorts of ambushes and unethical attempts at being killed so the surely worked a similar scheme. I don´t see them practicing hours on end at a range or open country…Sitting ducks there for more than a few who wanted them dead surely. They most probable had more firepower at hand…Shotguns must of been widely used at close quarters… Bob just had a very unique natural gift and perfected it by practice and practice and practice at a range or countryside free from potshots coming in from many that wanted to dispatch him… Had they seen such a performer growing in the old west, surely someone would of shot him by the back or at a distance or whatever just to brag about that feat…I don´t really believe the wild west had a man as fast as Bob was…Because he would probably never get to his or her best before being killed by another…

  20. Jason says:

    Bob has transitioned from a man, to a legend. He will not be forgotten. R.I.P. Bob Munden.

  21. carson davis says:

    Mrs. Becky, I just found out about Bob’s passing yesterday , and I sincerely send condolences to you and your family. I never met Bob, but I never missed an opportunity to watch him on the T.V. shooting shows.Although Bob and I were of the same generation(I am 67), he reminded me of my Daddy in dress, looks ,and build. My Dad introduced me to the shooting sports when he entrusted a Daisy BB gun to me when I was 3.5 years old.I graduated to a 22 cal. pellet rifle at the age of 5 and my first 22 rifle at 5 also. I related to Bob because of his passion of shooting and I understand because I developed the ability amaze the locals with my shooting. Becky, my Dad passed 15 years ago and I miss him.I can truthfully say I will miss Bob Munden. A friend in Louisiana, Carson Davis

  22. John says:

    Bob was an arrogant jerk.

  23. Julio lopes says:

    I am very sorry to hear Mr. Munden has passed. I only discovered him after watching Stan Lee’s Superhumans which opened up a new world to me. Mr. Munden was truly a master and nothing was more inspiring than watching his videos and seeing that anything is possible if your willing to put in the work and time to develop a skill. I am saddened to see such a giant in the shooting community pass on. Let all of us follow his example in dedication to excellence and remain ever vigilant in defending out right to bear arms.

  24. joey dillon says:

    Wow, sorry to hear. … a legend. I am lucky to have known him.

  25. John Caldwell says:

    Just heard about Bob’s passing. Years ago I ordered two of his VHS tapes. When they arriveed I found both were the same tape, not the different ones. I called the phone number included. Bob answered the phone!!! He apologized and said he would send the other right out. We talked for over 2 hours!!! We shared stories about riding motorcycles, which we also enjoyed, guns and his carreer. I tried to get him to come to Salinas to do a show during the Calif Rodeo – but it didn’t work out. A great guy, irreplaceable, one of a kind – we’ll miss him.

  26. Mark Gee says:

    Bob, You filled out a pair of off white chinos like no other shooter. I have always been envious of your vast talent. Sleep well cowboy.

  27. robert and pam says:

    bob we will miss you and your humer and your fast shooting may god bless you and your family

  28. Randal Davis says:

    Mr. Mundon it has truly been one of my fondest memories was the hot summer day of 1984 that I & my father met you & your wife, we participated in your exebition! You & your wife are both the most honestly talented marksman I ever had the pleasure to meet. I was very proud to show you my guns as well as you sharing yours with me. I have talked with you & your wife many, many times thru the years. I was really looking forward to sitting down at the bench & learning your gunsmith skills! I’m so sorry that I never made it out there to you. You & your wife have been totally wonderful friends to me. I will never forget you. Rest In Peace My Friend!…..”You Are Truly Loved!”

    Sincerely

    Randal Davis
    NRA BENEFACTOR MEMBER (Since 1971)

  29. Evan J. McCallister SR. says:

    Dear Becky I’m sorry I never got to meet Bob and you while Bob was alive. He was and always will be the Man when it comes to shooting for time and accuracy. He was the real deal for sure.
    Because of him, while watching him as a young boy I have entered the world of cow boy fast draw at the age of 56. I hope to be at least half as good as Bob was some day.
    My Gun Slinger name is Fast Company. My reguards to you and your family. God Bless.
    Sincerely Fast Company, aka Evan j. McCallister SR.

  30. Daniel McComb Sr says:

    To The Munden Family, I am so sorry for your loss.Just leaned of Bob’s passing today from SHOOTING USA website.Never had the pleasure of meeting the both of you,but I was big fan none the less.BOB WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED!!God Bless You and Your Family.

  31. Donald Ramakers says:

    I just learned of Bob’s passing today while watching Impossible Shots. My wife, my friends and I are all very sad to know that he’s no longer with us. We admired both his obvious skill and his even more obvious personality and frankly we are jealous of all those who were fortunate enough to have called him friend or family.

    God bless you Bob and to all of Bob’s family starting with Becky, our deepest condolences. You are in our prayers.

  32. Eric Villiers says:

    RIP from an inspired couple here in Australia. We hope to move to America this year and the Munden’s story is something we would aspire to with any measure of success.

  33. Step;hen Ross says:

    The first time I met Bob was at the Raahagues sports fair in Chino, CA. I got to stand just behind him and watch that fast draw which was a blur to the eye. Bob has always been a gracious performer with unequaled skill. It break my heart to learn of his passing. He along with my wife had the same decease, diabetes. Bob and Becky showed all of us the way to live our lives. We will always miss watching his fa nominal shooting abilities. My heart go out to Becky for they showed us a love of each other that many will never experience.

  34. Kevin Wilson says:

    Did know of Bob’s passing until I saw it on impossible shots. I liked watching him do
    what he does best. I believe Bob chalenged all of us to shoot better. One of a kind.

  35. Gary Gabel says:

    It was with great sadness that I learned that Bob passed away.

    I always looked forward to his “Impossible Shots” on Shooting USA.

    His incredible skill with firearms was only exceeded by his love and devotion to Becky.

    May she receive Heavenly comfort during her healing process.

  36. Skip Smith says:

    I just sat down to watch my favorite show impossible shots and found out of Bob’s passing. He brought lots of laughs and joy to me over the years… I really looked forward to seeing what he did. Made me work harder at shooting better… I will miss him, I am very sorry for you loss…we all lost a great friend!!!

  37. Curtis Dodson says:

    Becky, I had the pleasure of talking to Bob for one and half hours one night. I called him back a month later and he laughed…He said “Becky asked me who I had talked for so long” and told me to watch the phone bill. I will cherish that time forever. God Bless you and your family…You were lucky to have had him…and he you.

  38. Garrett A. says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss Becky I was amazed at his ability with a handgun I watched both of you on impossible shots and shooting USA he was truly a marvel I know he’s in good hands now and his legion will live on. God bless you and your family Garrett

  39. Fez P says:

    This is extremely SAD!! Truly an irreparable loss. People like Bob come in centuries – I must say he is a Legends..
    I am from a totally different part of world (Pakistan) but can proudly say that i was in his fan-club and used to follow Bob in every possible way. He was a true inspiration for shooter community throughout the globe. May his soul rest in peace.. Amin!

  40. Frederic says:

    “Bob Munden ? Bob Munden: 02/08/42 – 12/10/12” ended up
    being truly pleasurable and informative! Within todays
    universe honestly, that is tricky to do. Regards, Loretta

  41. Chris Tinsley says:

    I watched Bob Munden for years and saw him in person a couple years ago at the SASS.It was one of the biggest things in my life to stand next to the man himself, Bob Munden. I have his tapes, half dollar he shot, autographs from he and Becky. These will always be treasured by me from the fastest gun that ever lived. Rest In Peace Bob I know you are booked solid in Heaven now.

  42. Don Wright says:

    I’d been watching Bob’s videos for a long time and had an appreciation for the time and effort that he had put into his craft. I just came to the site to review any updates and was stunned to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Bob was a professional that brought interest to firearms and did a lot in their promotion. Rest In Peace, Bob, you’ll always be fondly remembered through your excellent videos and your fans memories…

  43. My condolences to your family.

  44. Jan Brown says:

    He is irreplaceable. He worked on one of my husbands pistols and was so approachable. He will be remembered. I am thinking of his family.

  45. Aaron Flynn says:

    My deepest condolences. My jaw has rested on the floor for the last 20 plus years after I saw Bob shot and asperin out of the air with an arrow. He was a great talent. Quick draw and if possible a quicker wit. I regret I missed the opportunity to thank him. He will not be forgotten.
    God bless his family,
    Aaron Flynn
    Sandpoint Idaho

  46. William Deloney says:

    I saw you shoot in Prescott,AZ at a Chevy Dealership and always wanted to visit your Montana home. The wife and I almost made it last year and plans got changed for the family here. Very sad to hear of your passing and Becky you have my sympaties. Bob and I talked a lot while he had time here in Prescott, what a special man and you Becky are so very special.
    take care,
    Wild Bill

  47. I was only made aware of Becky and Bob Munden’s abilities shortly after Mr Munden’s passing. I feel greatly saddened for his wife Becky, and any family in his passing ! I can only say that I marveled at his abilities shown on short internet clips, but with that I spied a few more candid moments caught on only a few others. From his bragging which has been stated being a put on, but didn’t need to be ! He reminded me of my father and his demeanor as I grew to admire. I can only say that seeing Mr. Munden in those short video clips only showed me that some of the most precious things are not here as long as we would like for them to be ! ! ! My Deepest Condolences to all of his Family ! ! ! !

  48. Daniel R.Haines Sr. says:

    RIP Bob Munden. I wish to send my condolences out to all of the Munden family and friends. The world has lost a truly great human being. Bob will be missed. He will be missed for not only his tremendously impressive skills with his hands with firearms of all types or in so many ways his superior, and yes even Super Human, shooting abilities. Bob will be missed because he was a friend and a wonderful ambassador for the human race to all whom he met. May you find all the ammo and targets you need up there Bob.I will always cherish the guns you worked for me. Dan

  49. Richard Bomar says:

    Rest In Peace Bob. I have watched every exibition shooter I could find for many years. Bob was the best! Bob had a gift from God…to teach, entertain and promote safety while either hunting , plinking or trick shooting. I have been a police firearms instructor since 1977. I have used Bob’s showmanship, teaching, and comments for years. I will forever miss Bob. no shooter could ever fill his holster. God bless Bob, Becky and Natilie. Thank God for lending Bob to us for many years.

    Richard Bomar

  50. Jack Vaughan says:

    Rest In Peace, Bob Munden. An American Original, the likes of which will not pass this way again. I used to watch Bob on TV as a kid and only just started watching his videos again recently. Bob truly was the fastest gun now or ever. May God Bless him and his family.

  51. Billy R. Gadd, Jr. says:

    Words fail me…Mr. Munden was and is the epitome of a role model for us all. Peace

  52. Lon Mantooth says:

    Bob was a legend. I took a fast draw class back in 1998 and he has done numerous gunsmithing jobs for me, all outstanding!. My sincere condolences to his family as well as the entire gun community. Bob is missed. He was a Great American!

  53. Mike Durham says:

    R.I.P Bob, a legend if ever there was one. An irreplaceable ‘artist’ & a super human. my commiserations to his wife & family.

  54. Matt McMullen says:

    I remember watching Bob on tv when I was a kid, he would appear doing some sort of new challenge or trick shot. I was always amazed by what he came up with and was able to pull off. I wish his family the best and hope others will continue to still watch in amazment as his legacy lives on for others to enjoy

  55. John Antonio says:

    Becky, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Bob and his six guns will certainly be missed in my house.
    I’ll celebrate an extra toast to Bob on my b-day Feb. 08.
    Rest in peace my friend and thank you for the memories and fantastic shots.
    John

  56. Don Goostree says:

    I know that where Bob is at now he already has St. Peter putting those half dollars on edge after doing his best tune up ever on a solid gold Colt 45. Our prayers and sincere thoughts to Mrs. Munden, the family, and all their friends.
    Don Goostree

  57. Dave Ross says:

    I enjoyed Bob’s expertise through his television work for years before finally getting a chance to meet him in June of 2010, in Overland Park, Kansas at a Cowboy Action event. He and Becky were gracious beyond belief. They insisted on taking photos with me and shared information about their revolvers during an extraordinary visit. I’ll never forget them.

    Becky you have my sincere condolences, we share your loss of a real gentleman.

  58. Jim Hollenbeck says:

    Bob and Becky were so kind to me, having only meeting them a few times at exhibitions and gun shows. The three of us spent a few hours sitting in their RV talking about everything from American history to politics to the inner workings of various trigger assembly’s, and of his faith.
    He reached out and made me feel like a friend, even for just that short time., He was a magician with a firearm, and craftsmen in the shop, a natural showman and a national treasure.
    RIP Bob Munden.
    From my family to Becky and surviving family we send our deepest sympathy, God Bless!

  59. Gerald Nowak says:

    God makes all men, but some times he makes one that stands taller than all, Bob was one of those. As with everthing he did, Bob is just leading us to someplace better. Prayers for Becky and the children.
    Gerald

  60. David Cortez says:

    Hats off to one of the greatest shots of all time and a heck of a guy as well. I hope Becky and the children are doing okay.

  61. Scott Harrison says:

    What a tremendous loss. I enjoyed talking to Bob, Becky, and his daughter at the SASS convention in Las Vegas. Couldn’t have met a nicer gentleman. He always had a positive attitude, even with all of his health problems. Sounded to me that he knew how to raise his kids too. Talked to his daughter and she related many memorable times with her dad. Our prayers are with Becky and her kids. I can’t imagine what they must be going through.

    Peace be with you Bob.

  62. Scott in Reno says:

    Bob,

    God Speed, you will be missed! You were a shining light and role model for firearm sports and citizenship.

    Scott

  63. Jeff Lundquist says:

    What an amazing man Bob was! His friendship with my parents brought him to our home several times as I was growing up. I will never forget him doing a demonstration in our living room. He blew apart 2 styrofoam cups shooting blanks and I was amazed that I never really saw him draw his gun it was so fast. Just a fantastic and friendly guy that anyone who knew him will miss. Rest in peace Bob Munden.

  64. Russell Bradford says:

    Mr. Munden was Avery kind man and for the time I knew him.well talked to him on the phone..he always helped me and I did as he said ..I will miss him and he done a race gun for me and I’ll always remember him…God Bless…and mrs. Munden was also a great help…

  65. Rest in pease, Bob our friend. The friendship that we considered a privilege with Bob, Becky & the girls over the years will always be a treasure in our hearts. Right now, our hearts are breaking for Becky & the girls as we know how much this loss is hurthing them. Life will go on but it will never be the same. This sad news will make us reflect on our friendship which started when we first met over 40 years ago and to appreciate the many wonderful times that we shared. Natalie, Mitzi & our daughter Kris also became instant friends as 6,7 & 8 year olds will do. When I advise Kris of this sad day in all of our lives I know just how crushed she will be as well. There is no way to express our sadness over the loss that we share.
    Our Love to you & the girls,
    Don
    Becky, I know how sad you must be, because we feel the same. You two were one, and you will miss him greatly. I love you and pray for you and think of you with fondness and love very often. We also remember all the good times we had, and I thank God for your friendship. My heart goes out to you and the girls. Love, Max

  66. Woody says:

    Bob and Becky..What a great pair. You amazed us, and made us smile. I’ve been shooting about as long and have tried some of the same shots. Top tier, you two !! Thanks for the memories !!

  67. Catherine and David Lord, Yorkshire, UK. says:

    Just heard of your very sad news, Becky, and send you our love. Remember, we met you on our visit to Alaska in 1990 and spoke to you on the phone when Natalie visited us here (must be ten years ago). We always marvelled at N having such adventurous parents. She is very proud of you. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Love from Catherine, David and Anna Lord.

  68. Jon Alexander says:

    I extend my heartfelt condolences to you Becky. Bob will be missed. Rest in peace Bob.

  69. Jake says:

    I saw Bob on YouTube. I thought it was fake. I recently had bought a ruger n. vaquero and was considering fast draw. After awhile of studying him,I was in aww of him. Like kids are with a rock star . Finally I called him. He talked to me like I was his friend. I couldn’t believe it, I kept going on about how great he was and he took the time to talk to me . I wish had sent my gun then to have him work on it. I couldn’t really afford it then.
    I never meant him or saw him perform but feel luck
    ….the fastest gun that ever lived…talked to me. Jake.

  70. David Byron says:

    Having spoken to him several times on the phone about gun work, and seeing him on TV I was amazed ]. You will be missed

  71. Bob Kataja says:

    I just heard this news. I am sorry for the loss of Bob. May he rest in peace

  72. Margaret Ann Lewis / Beekman says:

    I am sorry for the lost of Bob he will be missed take care of your self Becky
    GOD bless you and your family
    Merle Lewis was my father

  73. Scott Swingley says:

    How quiet the world will seem. A deafening silence. Thank you, Bob, for all you have done. We all have lost a great man. My best to your family.

  74. Mark Leonard says:

    I just got my letter and i am so sorry to hear of bobs passing. A legend has passed on and he will be missed by many. RIP Bob and hang in there becky !!!

  75. Mark Rehr says:

    I was on a gun web site and just found out. So sorry. He will be missed. Wish I could have met him in person. May the spirits be with him.

  76. Vince Orr says:

    Bob was every Cowboy’s hero. Truly an amazing man and a great American Patriot. I had the occasion to shoot a couple of pistols that he worked up once. A master pistolsmith, Bob’s work was second to none. Rest in Peace Bob, we miss you dearly.
    Surly Bob – SASS 51247

  77. Scott Lopez says:

    Wow sorry to hear about the passing of such a legend. Bob will be missed by all. R.I.P Bob.

  78. Alan Vosgerichian says:

    This year I lost my Dad, My Wifes Dad, my Wifes Mom and my best cat. When I heard about Bob’s passing I could not belive it. This has been one hell of a bad year. My sincere condolances to Becky and the Munden family. I know God has a special place for all of them.

  79. The world lost a great entertainer, I will miss his style and personality.
    I am so sorry Becky my prayers are with you.

  80. James Krieser says:

    Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing he was one of my hero’s. We enjoyed seeing him in person in Lincoln NE and watching him on the TV.
    His legend will live on in each and every one of us.

  81. Zane Shaulis says:

    My condolences to the Munden family and freinds. Bob was a insperration to watch and to all gun owners.My prayers be with you.

  82. Dusty says:

    My condolences to the Munden family. I watched Bob so many times over the years and was always amazed how he pulled off all of those incredible shots. A great entertainer and he was such a shining star. Thank you for your contribution to the shooting industry! You will be missed!!! R.I.P.

  83. Tuxster says:

    I just learned of Mr. Munden’s death. I’m very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers and condolences to Mrs. Munden and the Munden family.

  84. Ken says:

    Mrs. Munden and family: Thanks for supporting Bob and his antics throughout the years so we folks far away could enjoy him. I especially love his humor and his staged arrogance, which mademe turn on Impossible Shots weekly just to see if he was to be on the episode. Bob is a class act which I will always cherish. Thanks to the Munden family and may you get through the sorrow of his passing by knowing how many others truely appreciated him.
    Ken Dingman

  85. George P. Sutton AKA Mr. Flintlock says:

    Bob was a great guy and a wonderful shot. He will be missed. Bob set the bar for all the Impossible Shot shooters. There will never be another like him. My condolences to Becky and other members of his family. It was my honor to share the stage with him. He was one of the greats.

    George P. Sutton AKA Mr. Flintlock

  86. Bill and Will Stevenson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Munden Family. My son Will and I would regularly watch Impossible Shots with amazement. There will never be another like Bob Munden, may he rest in peace. The Stevenson Family, Ventura CA

  87. Russell Wilkins says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. My wife and very much enjoyed his and Beckys exibition shoots. We send our prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  88. Cole says:

    RIP Bob! It’s a shame u r no longer here but your memories and shows will live on forever. God bless…

  89. Gaither Harwood says:

    I’ll miss you sir!!! You were a legend that inspired so many of us to keep the sport going and gun safety was top priority!!!

    May God bless and keep the family during this sad time….

    Y’all are in my prayers!

  90. miles higa says:

    My condolences to the Munden family. I loved to watch his shooting exhibitions and listen to his humorous commentaries. He had fans all the way here in Hawaii. He will be greatly missed.

  91. Natalie, may you find peace in knowing that you had nothing left unsaid between your beloved father and you. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  92. Chris Whisler says:

    It is a great honor to have been able to work with Bob and call him my friend. He will be missed by all. Our prayers are with Becky and his family.

  93. larry says:

    just learned of Bob’s death! So sorry for the family’s loss! he is the most entertaining and taleted man i have ever seen. have followed with awe all of his feats! thanks for all he has shared!

  94. rob says:

    Was a fan since I was a kid… Big fan of the Colt and Ruger single action .45 colt.
    Bob you will be missed – Arizona Kid ‘ the other lone star state”

  95. Gregory Dutton says:

    I’m so sad. I will be thinking about Natalie, Becky and the rest of the family today.

    Whenever I think of Bob, I always get a smile on my face. He was such a wonderful showman and you could tell he lived life with a passion. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

  96. Kenyon Blower says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I was privileged to call Bob and Becky friends for over 20 years. Bob was one of a kind that can not be replaced. My condolences to Becky, Natalie, and the rest of Bob’s family.

  97. Virginia says:

    Natalie,
    I only spoke to your father on the phone twice, but he gave me invaluable knowledge on the subject of firearms and was as humorus and easy to talk to as you are, I know where you got it from.
    I am think about you and your family and wish you all the best.

  98. Judy (Embury) Toohey says:

    To all of the family…I am so sadden by this news. I am so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with you! I remember as a small child going to his shows and seeing all his trophies, and later in life watching his videos..We have lost a legend! I know he will be greatly missed

  99. janelle everett says:

    Natalie,
    Your friends in Barrow and across the North Slope Borough of Alaska send our prayers, love and condolences to you and your family.

  100. john braga says:

    A couple of years ago i e-mailed Mr Munden with a couple of 1911 questions and he e-mailed me back with the answers right away, a really nice guy. I will always remember him.

  101. reza says:

    I am really so sad
    for his faily and me

  102. Rob Frizzell says:

    While I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Munden, watching him perform feats of speed and skill in videos over the years gave one a sense that he was a very likable man who probably didn’t meet many strangers. My thoughts go out to his wife and daughters. He was one of a kind and will be missed.

  103. Nick Miller says:

    Gods Speed Mr Munden. You shall be missed by your fans and this sport. You have been a insperration to so many shooters around the world. My deepest wishes and condolences go out to your Wife, family and those close personal friends.

  104. To Ms. Munden and your family, my deepest condolences. Mr. Munden brought many smiles to our family as we watched him in Impossible Shots. He WILL be missed.

  105. ragsflh says:

    always amazed me at his shots.best one is spitting playing card. RIP bob.condolences to family

  106. rick says:

    i am sorry to hear about bob. i have been watching him on tv for a few years, he was amazingly fast and accurate. he seemed to be a nice guy as well. god’s speed mr. munden.

  107. Mike & Tammie says:

    A turn Icon, a real cowboy hero you will be missed.Such an insperation everyweek to find you on TV. Always going away saying how bout that Bob Munden, did you see what he did this week. Our condolences to Becky and the rest of the Munden family

  108. George Martin says:

    My condolences to the Munden family,Mr.Munden was the best and joy to watch on tv when I was out of work after having shoulder surgery.He could make you laugh when you where down. Rest in peace.

  109. Jim Binder says:

    Bob was a truely exceptional person whose skills captured my interest and his showmanship entertained me for many years. I was my great pleasure to have met such a remarkable shooter. There will never be another to match Bob.

  110. Tim Dunne says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family.

  111. Scott Endicott says:

    A grerat American. MR Munden you will be greatly missed. My Condolences go out to your family

  112. Sam Lee says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go to Bob, Becky and the family. Bob was the best there is, both in talent and personality and was an inspiration to us all. Bob will be missed.

  113. chris terrell says:

    To the Munden family, I am so sorry for the loss of Bob. I know the genuine sadness I feel, though I never met him personally. I’m reminded every time I think of him, how my Dad would say “let’s see what ol’ Bob is gonna do today”, when American Shooter played on Saturdays. Once again, you have my heartfelt sympathies. If there is anything I can do, don’t hesitate to contact me.

  114. Brad K says:

    Becky said, “We had an incredible, memorable life together.”

    A most beautiful eulogy. He must have been a good man.
    RIP friend.

  115. Scott Guthrie says:

    Rest in peace Bob. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family !!!

  116. Chris says:

    Condolences to the family. RIP Bob.

  117. Kalen says:

    My prayers will be with your family.. I loved growing up watching u shoot. a very sad day

  118. Jim Sullivan says:

    I was shocked to hear from Becky the passing of Bob. He was one of a kind and we all will miss him. First saw Bob and Becky perform in Orlando, Florida several years ago and after those many years finally sent my colt to Bop for his Magic Touch. He just recently finished it. May he rest in peace, our prayers go out to Becky and family.

  119. David Crate says:

    My condolences to Mr. Munden’s family and to the friends who knew him and to those of us who only knew of him. We will all miss him.

  120. Greg Mactye says:

    The first and only time I ever met Bob Munden was at the Memorial service for Col. Jeff Cooper, at the Whittington NRA Center in Raton, NM. They asked if any of the “Old Guard” from the original Bear Valley Gunslingers Leatherslap competitions were in attendance that day, and rather than make a big deal and detract from the proceedings, Bob just sat there until someone else raised their hand and pointed him out to everyone. He quickly stood up, raised his hand in acknowledgment, then sat back down. I had the opportunity to talk with Mr Munden for a short time right after that, and we took a picture together, which I kept in my office until I left that establishment.

    Despite the “Bragging act” which he put on as part of his shows, I found him to be a quiet, humble and genuinely nice man, who took time to speak with so many of his admirers that day. When i arrived home after the Memorial service, I found a package waiting for me with an autographed picture of Bob, signed with a nice inscription to me, by name, mentioning our meeting at Whittington. The package also had a nice note inside from Becky, (Mrs. Munden), with whom I also had the honor of speaking briefly.

    Everyone I speak with who knew them, says that the Mundens were always just genuinely nice, regular “folks”. I found that to be so, and I wish Mrs Munden God’s love and comfort at this very sad time. I wish she were here so I could give her a hug, but I’m absolutely certain that she is right now receiving well-wishes from hundreds and hundreds of people all over the nation.. The world has lost an unbelievable talent, and more importantly, a fine gentleman and good person.
    RIP Mr. Munden – and show Elmer Keith, Jeff Cooper, Ed McGivern, Bill Jordan, Herb Parsons, and all the other great gun handlers up there with you in Valhalla, just “How its done!”

  121. Bruce says:

    RIP Mr. Munden,
    Bob was a fine gentleman and great artist with a gun. Vaya con Dios, hermano.

  122. Jim says:

    I want to offer my condolences to the Munden family.

    He could do magical things with a firearm and his sense of humor was second to none.

    The firearms community has truly lost a giant.

  123. Todd Tharpe says:

    Our heartfelt prayers and sympathy go out to Bob’s family.

    I’ve never had the privilege of meeting him, but his strength of character was self evident when he spoke. Bob is the best I’ve ever seen.

  124. Matt Lindler says:

    RIP, Bob. You were a true artist and an inspiration. Praying for the Munden family and friends. God bless you all.

  125. Dunkel says:

    Bob Munden will be missed.
    All my condolences to the family.

  126. Marc deMontigny says:

    My condolences to the Munden family, Being a firearms enthusiast Bob was hero to me for the feats of God like speed and ease at which he preformed. Now he’s up there no doubt wowing them with his talents. You will be missed Bob.

  127. Vicky D says:

    My family sends its sympathies and condolences to the Munden family. We had the pleasure of watching Bob and Becky perform at Powder Creek Range in KC several times, and it was a joy to watch!

    And may God send His grace and peace to comfort the Munden family.

  128. Dan White says:

    So sorry to hear this news.
    Best wishes to Bob’s family at this difficult time.
    There has never been and never will be another shooter like Bob Munden.
    His talent was simply mind blowing.
    Rest In Peace.

  129. Ron says:

    I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. RIP MR. Munden.

    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. He and his Impossible Shots WILL BE MISSED!!!

    My favorite Bob Munden Impossible Shot?

    The 200yd. balloon shot with the North American .22lr..

  130. Cory Leiman says:

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing.It was a true pleasure to watch him shoot.My condolanes to Bobs family.

  131. Ken Watters says:

    I’m so sorry – he will be missed. He was in a league with Herb Parsons and the other great exhibition shooters – an inspiration to anyone who has ever taken up a gun. RIP, Bob.

  132. I count myself fortunate to have been his friend for the last 15 years.

  133. Cameron says:

    The master of his craft. May we all live such lives. Rest in peace, and peace to Becky as well.

  134. Jeff Ault says:

    Bob was the titan king of anything that had a trigger. His presence and indomitable spirit were unmatched. He was truly one of a kind. Innovator, honorable, loyal, and generous. Bob ‘s legacy will always live on and it will always stand the test of time because he was the real deal.

  135. John T says:

    R.I.P Mr. Munden you where and will always be an isperation to all shooters

    • Mike H. says:

      I new Bob was sick for quite a while. The world will miss Bob. The ultimate fast shooter and ultimate patriot. I only met Bob once about 20 years ago. He was giving some deer hunting advice to our hunting party. Yes, we will miss him. My thoughts are with his family.

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