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'Fast draw' entertainer Bob Munden dies in Butte

By The Associated Press
Published On: Dec 12 2012 03:34:10 PM MST
Updated On: Dec 12 2012 05:27:21 PM MST
Bob Munden

Courtesy of Munden Enterprises, Inc.

BUTTE, Mont. -

Quick-draw competitor and trick shooting entertainer Bob Munden, who was once recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as "The Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived," has died in Butte. He was 70.
    
Becky Munden says her husband died of heart failure Tuesday.
    
Munden, also a master gunsmith, developed groundbreaking methods of customizing a .45 caliber single-action revolver and other guns.
    
Munden competed in quick draw for years and then he and his wife performed together beginning in 1968, emphasizing gun safety while demonstrating trick shots around the world. He appeared on many television shows, including American Shooter, Ripley's Believe it or Not and Shooting USA's Impossible Shots.
    
Munden is survived by his wife and two daughters.