Saturday, July 21, 2018

Goodbye, Cliff.

Damn, damn, DAMN!  Just got word that Cliff Cargill passed away this morning.  Our favorite local gun activist will be missed.  JJ doesn't have any more information about his passing. 


Noel said...

Oh man that's awful

Anonymous said...

If true, this is awful and terrible news. Great dude.

Unknown said...

NO WAY!?!?!?!?! He is a great guy and incredible instructor, shooter, and friend. He will be missed. The shooting community really lost a major asset.

Anonymous said...

Hate to hear that. I think I knew both you guys back in the day. Always enjoyed listening to him on the radio.

Anonymous said...

Cliff will be missed. RIP

Anonymous said...

So sorry. Great smile and knowledge lost to us. Prayers for his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Did not know him. Was he affiliated with a gun shop around here?

Anonymous said...

Very sad! Cliff was not just a get shooter but taught so many of us, and later as instructors so much more on how to properly carry a handgun for self defense, he always advocated running as the oldest self defense. Prays for his family.

Anonymous said...

The world and each person who knew Cliff are better for it...we lost a good guy in Cliff, RIP

Anonymous said...

Cliff was in Wisconsin for a training class. He was the best husband, dad and son I have ever known. You are right he will be missed by so many many people and organizations he was connected to. Pleas pray for his wife and two sons and his mother who are still in shock from this tragedy. Details are not complete yet.

Anonymous said...

Nice Good Times reference, KF

Kingfish said...


Anonymous said...

Florida Evans, when told of James, her husband’s, demise in Mississippi, uttered the line “Damn, Damn, DAMN” on Good Times back in the day. I thought that was where you were going, also. Even if not, still appropriate. Good guy lost to us all.

Kingfish said...

Nope. I'm still stuck on James finding the icebox full of beer.

Merck said...

Such a shame.
Really good fella. A very valuable member of the shooting world who stressed gun safety, proper training, and was proud #2A.
From the Condon's at Boondocks where Cliff once taught:
"Mark and I, along with the entire Boondocks family are saddened to hear the news of the passing of a friend and a former Boondocks staff member; Cliff Cargill. He was an asset to the gun community and will be forever missed by many. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and to those lives he has touched along the way.

Funeral Services for Cliff Cargill:

Lakewood Funeral Home
6011 Clinton Blvd
Jackson, MS 39209

Visitation will be Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 9am to 11am.
Service will be at 11am and the burial will be immediately following.

Please message me if you have any questions."
Here's the FB post with some pics of the deceased.
RIP Cliff

Steve Brandon said...

It was always a delight to shoot with Cliff. A lot of folks know that he was a terrific instructor, a competitive shooter, and an articulate supporter of the rights of gun owners ... but he should also be remembered as a really fun, funny, and personable guy who took genuine and cheerful pleasure in spending time shooting with friends. He was one of a kind, and he will be missed.

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