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Shooter has left the range: Ron Wilcox

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Post by john bickar 12/9/2023, 1:17 pm

Shooters,

I’m sad to report that my dear friend Ron Wilcox has passed on. Ron was a Bullseye enthusiast and great shooter; fluent in my first language (sarcasm); a lover of fast cars and everything mechanical; and very importantly, a true “enabler” for the shooting sports. He brought more n00bs to the range in any given year than I have in my lifetime.

Get your X-count up there in the sky, my friend. I’ll miss your wise counsel. I’m keeping your damn staplegun.
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Post by RodJ 12/9/2023, 2:13 pm

It makes me sad to hear of the loss of a friend and especially someone you enjoyed competing with. May he never need a paster in heaven.

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Post by Wobbley 12/9/2023, 3:07 pm

We are diminished! RIP.
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Post by straybrit 12/9/2023, 4:09 pm

Well crap. Ron was the guy that persuaded me to shoot actual outdoor 2700s. Put me in touch with Dave Salyer to get my 45 sorted out. I owe him a lot. Goodbye my friend.

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Post by john bickar 12/9/2023, 5:01 pm

straybrit wrote:Well crap. Ron was the guy that persuaded me to shoot actual outdoor 2700s. Put me in touch with Dave Salyer to get my 45 sorted out. I owe him a lot. Goodbye my friend.

I (and he) told you he was an enabler!
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Post by WesG 12/9/2023, 9:35 pm

Damn ....

Crying for my eyes out ...

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Post by john bickar 12/9/2023, 10:30 pm

WesG wrote:Damn ....

Crying for my eyes out ...

Dude, I hear ya. It's "Ugly Cry City" here in Menlo Park for the past 24 hours. I don't know why this one has hit me so hard, but it has.

Grief is really f*cking weird.
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Post by WesG 12/9/2023, 10:49 pm

I feel it... for people I barely knew...
It's a 'growing older' thing ... ???
Miss 'all y"all ...

My Mom, passed away.not too long ago ..... my Dad ... 'circling the drain' ... LOL ... which I know he'd laugh about. ...

Gotta get back there to see him again... before...

Although I think he'll be the same .... I've known since birth ...

LOL ....

My biggest fear as a child ...

The thought of my Dad dying..




* Miss. 'All Y'all' ...

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Post by xmastershooter 12/10/2023, 9:25 pm

Totally shocked!

Ron was a RSO one day at Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club, California when a friend and I were just beginning to shoot. I wanted to begin again after a 25 year break. With his friendly and supportive nature, he recommended shooting at the bi-monthly bullseye league. I did and became hooked.  Shortly after, he suggested going to Camp Perry to compete. I did and this opened a new world for me.

His time came much too early and he will be missed.

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Post by john bickar 12/11/2023, 3:36 am

xmastershooter wrote:Totally shocked!

Ron was a RSO one day at Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club, California when a friend and I were just beginning to shoot. I wanted to begin again after a 25 year break. With his friendly and supportive nature, he recommended shooting at the bi-monthly bullseye league. I did and became hooked.  Shortly after, he suggested going to Camp Perry to compete. I did and this opened a new world for me.

His time came much too early and he will be missed.

"Enabler"!

His enthusiasm was unmatchable.
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Post by Bmitch996 12/11/2023, 11:00 am

I'm shocked!  A match always seemed a bit more fun when Ron was there, great sense of humor.

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Post by lonegunman 12/13/2023, 11:45 am

Well that is terrible news, damn.
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