Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Renown Browning Hi Power Expert - Stephen A. Camp. Unfortunately, Stephen passed away and he will be greatly missed.

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Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby Skiprr » Sun May 29, 2011 1:08 am

Read these Topics and you will understand what an asset Stephen Camp was to all of us.

Stephen passed May 27 at the age of 59 from a massive stroke.

We have lost a great friend.

Stephen lived all his life as a Texan. After college he joined the Denton Police Department where he worked for twenty-five years. He wrote the training manual for the department's tactical unit in 1986. He was a tactical team leader and certified police firearms instructor for 11 years. As a firearms instructor, he worked to improve training programs and increase firearm proficiency for all officers within the department.

He retired at the rank of sergeant and was certified by the state as a police instructor. He also held a master police officer's certification from the State of Texas. He had been a Concealed Handgun Instructor since the law went into effect in 1995.

Stephen was resolute in his support of private firearm ownership. He served on the board of directors for the Texas State Rifle Association and was a life member of the NRA.

After retiring, he authored several technical books on handguns. And he was a frequent contributor to Texas CHL Forum.

God Bless you, Mr. Camp.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby pbwalker » Sun May 29, 2011 1:11 am

oh man... :sad:
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby flb_78 » Sun May 29, 2011 3:18 am

Rest In Peace Good Sir...

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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby Keith B » Sun May 29, 2011 7:01 am

You were a man of many talents and a great asset to the shooting community. Your legacy will live on in the knowledge and love of firearms you passed on to us. May you rest in peace, and we'll see you on the shooting range when we get there!! :tiphat:
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby Photoman » Sun May 29, 2011 7:07 am

This is very sad news indeed. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Camp on occasion and he was a gentleman indeed. I'm very sorry to hear about this and thank you for letting us know.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sun May 29, 2011 10:09 am

I always appreciated that a nationally known gun writer would take the time to answer personal correspondance, answering questions about specific guns and ammo.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby WildBill » Sun May 29, 2011 10:14 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:I always appreciated that a nationally known gun writer would take the time to answer personal correspondance, answering questions about specific guns and ammo.

:iagree: A true gentleman. Rest in Peace Stephen.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby Excaliber » Sun May 29, 2011 10:34 am

WildBill wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:I always appreciated that a nationally known gun writer would take the time to answer personal correspondance, answering questions about specific guns and ammo.

:iagree: A true gentleman. Rest in Peace Stephen.


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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby ELB » Sun May 29, 2011 11:37 am

WildBill wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:I always appreciated that a nationally known gun writer would take the time to answer personal correspondance, answering questions about specific guns and ammo.

:iagree: A true gentleman. Rest in Peace Stephen.



+1. Unfortunately I never met him personally, but corresponded with him several times, and he was always pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sun May 29, 2011 11:48 am

I also note that Stephen was a chaplain who had a deep and abiding faith in God and Jesus Christ. He knew his King. His life was a testament to his faith and and example of the life well-lived, and I am confident that his faith has been rewarded in full.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby tbrown » Sun May 29, 2011 11:58 am

I only met him once but he was a gentleman and a really decent guy. My prayers are with his family and friends.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby BobCat » Sun May 29, 2011 1:29 pm

This news is really hard to take.

I have two Highpowers basically on account of Steven and a forum we used to frequent, fnhighpower.com. Now, I will think of him every time I touch a Browning Highpower.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby Dan20703 » Sun May 29, 2011 1:47 pm

His contributions to many boards will be dearly missed.

RIP Mr. Camp :tiphat:

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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby stroo » Sun May 29, 2011 7:58 pm

Rest in Peace.

He was a fount of knowledge on Hipowers among other things. He will be missed!

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Re: Rest in Peace, Stephen Camp

Postby Lumberjack98 » Sun May 29, 2011 8:43 pm

Sad news to hear. You will be missed. Thank you and God bless.
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