It seems every gun forum I look at mentions something having to do with Wiley Clapp (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=188769
Okay, who is
Wiley Clapp. And what has he done
in the world of shooting sports (other than write about stuff) to get guns, grips, sights, and other accessories named after him? And seems he's always hobnobbing with some gun guru or another, or some executive of this or that firearms-related company.
And I'm not being a smartass here, either, okay? I've read Keith, Atkins, Nonte, Cooper, Skelton (possibly my favorite), Jordan, George Evans, and Jack O'Connor extensively. I used to have bound copies (a year's worth at a time) of The American Rifleman
...shelves full of the things until I sold them all. Point being, I'm not unfamiliar with a lot of sixgun and shotgun pioneers.
But until late last year/early this year, I'd never even heard
of Wiley Clapp. I even searched the Internet for him. All I found is a bunch of pictures, and some posts on other forums by people wondering who he is, too. I even saw a photo of a "Wiley Clapp Inspired" Ruger GP100. And something like "expert advice from Wiley Clapp" on choosing the right handgun.
So. To paraphrase Butch and Sundance: Who is