Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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They billed themselves as the greatest husband and wife shooting team in the world, and their feats of marksmanship were so great that Annie Oakley herself declared them the best she’d ever seen. This week we look at the story of Ad and Plinky, the Famous Topperweins.
Before we begin… What’s your favorite Texas holiday tradition?
An article about Adolph Topperwein from American Rifleman in 1950
A compilation of Topperwein articles from various sources, which includes a detailed account of Ad’s record-setting, 72,500-shot/9-miss shooting feat
A National Firearms Museum segment on Ad Topperwein’s Colt .38 revolver:
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