Mike Venturino

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There is a thread on the Colt Forum about long time gunwriter Mike Venturino being under hospice care.

Mike was a prolific author of magazine articles and wrote several books.

I am confident many members on here read some of Mike's work.

Mike was known as MLV on the Colt Forum.

 

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I hope this isn't true. I remember about a year ago they said he was dead on Facebook. He actually had to get on Facebook and let everyone know he was still very much alive.
 
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I hope this isn't true. I remember about a year ago they said he was dead on Facebook. He actually had to get on Facebook and let everyone know he was still very much alive.

No, Mike posted that he is indeed in dire straits in the linked thread.

This is a quote:

#21 · 20h ago

Guys, I'm still hanging in there. Bedridden and unable to walk but one of the drugs they are plying me with is strengthening my heart. The doc said today that if I left today i might not survive the two hour drive home but if I will stay here a couple more days they can send me home with that drug. It might give me a few weeks. Regardless my shooting and writing days are over. You guys and others like you have made it possible for me to have had such a wonderful life. I ithank you.
 
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t-reg

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Sad news.
I always enjoyed Mr. Venturinos writing. Wish I could have met him.
Hope he has a peaceful way with things.
 

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Been reading him for a long time, i think it was pistolero magazine. Some troll maybe ten years ago was glad he was gone, somebody else said it was a fella named ruth, and that was the last i heard of that.
 

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I met Mike at the Whittington Center during a Black Powder cartridge rifle competition. I was spotting for my friend Alfred and Mike was shooting next to him on the line.
Cool guy who really knew a lot of details about the guns and ammo being used by competitors.
May he walk his path in soft moccasins
 

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The News of Mike Venturino's declining
health has saddened me. My prayers
go out to him and wife Yvonne.

As a young man I always looked forward to
to reading any of his magazine articles I
came across.

Mike's "How to" reloading and bullet casting
articles captivated me and advanced my
skills. Sharing his ideas definitely made me
into the competent reloader I am 40 years
later.

Thank you Mike. I only wish the best for you
and please get well soon. I look forward to
more magazine articles.
 

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I think that he is very underrated as a writer. He seemed to come into shooting and reloading as most of us do, I enjoy all of his articles in Rifle and Handloader, even if it about something that I am not real interested in. He is quick to give credit to other people, tells when he tries something different and it doesn't turn out like he had hoped, You do learn more from mistakes, not an Elmer Keith wannabe. Good Luck and I hope for a speedy recovery. Your fan Chris
 

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The man who showed us how versatile the .45 colt really is. And he never gave up on the .41 Magnum, Bless Him and his family
 
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That's a shock. I have read and enjoyed several of his books. I also enjoy his articles in Guns magazine. Don't think about how old you are, until people you grew up with pass away.
 

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