That last post I meant to reply to this with but didn’t click it rightA biography of an old friend
Johnny and I started competing in IPSC about the same time back in the early 80's. We soon discovered that we both had an interest in customizing 1911's . So we started doing so for others out of Johnny's garage. Johnny was always a stickler for precision fit of parts and checkering. He was always a perfectionist
We shot practical rifle, shot gun matches around the state together, and Johnny was always looking to improve his toys accuracy and reliability
We competed in the first paint ball competition together, before paint ball guns were designed. Think Nell spot for marking cattle and trees. Johnny had to make a gilly suit.
We belonged to a club mostly made up of OR. L.E agencies and shot at the old SE Oak and third Portland precinct basement range. Johnny could always come up with some interesting real life scenarios courses of fire.
We shot with some spec. guys from Fort Lewis at that range and one of them had acreage that we'd set up jungle lane or picnicking with the family courses of fire. Johnny could always come up with booby traps along he trail.
I could go on but you get the idea
When I moved out of the area we dissolved the business ( Pale Horseman Inc) And lost track of John except to hear that he was one of the top cowboy shooters. I'm not surprised. He never could do things half way.
I see Johnny once in a while at the local Fred Meyers. He told me he's semi retired and his daughter is running the business