One year ago: Joe Bowman
The Texas sharpshooter, who died a year ago at age 84, taught police officers, FBI agents and movie stars how to handle a weapon.
"I've seen fast, I've seen faster, I've seen fastest, and then I've seen Joe Bowman," said actor James Drury, who starred in the TV series "The Virginian."
Bowman billed himself as the Straight Shooter and the Master of Triggernometry. He performed at gun shows, rodeos and conventions throughout the United States.
Joe Holley, writing Bowman's obituary for the Washington Post, said Bowman taught what he called "instinct shooting" -- relying on the eye and aligning the body correctly rather than aiming down the gun sight.
Photo: Joe Bowman in 2006. Credit: Associated Press