Although possessing nerves of steel himself, Charles F. Waterman of San Mateo, California, realizes that occasional pistol shooters do suffer some minor pangs during competition. In this series of photos, Mr. Waterman demonstrates his own ability to conceal his emotions behind a poker-faced exterior. Although not the world's worst pistol shot, Mr. Waterman is coming along nicely and expects to be some day.
Sure of victory in his classification, he makes a minor, 14-click adjustment
before the matches start.
Hot .22-caliber case down the neck during timed fire event
Shot one off the target at fifty yards
Forty-five jams during rapid fire match
Primer load. It went "pffft." He loads his own.
Discovers he has just shot a nipper five on neighbor's target. Neighbor, who is six feet ten, and holds seven worlds records, had nothing but tens
Reveals his true metal by engaging in riot over empty .45 cases. Shot his last string of rapid fire in six seconds in order to get a head start
This bronze medal has cost him $1,228.24 in entry fees, guns, ammunition, transportation, and books on pistol shooting