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2011 The Blue Wild Expo - May 28-29, 2011 This is a world-class spearfishing event with over 1,000 participants at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center.

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Old 05-31-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Best Speargun in the World

I want to thank Chad Morris (Griswold) for the very generous prize that he offered up for charity at the Blue Wild Expo. As many people on this board know, Chad makes some of the most incredible custom guns; they are innovative, unique and beautiful, plus I am sure they work as well as they look. He is quite obviously a perfectionist; if anyone has the slightest doubt, do a search for the thread he put up showing his garden (and the wooden tomato stakes he fabricated this spring).

His extremely generous donation to the Blue Wild was a gun; the “Best Speargun in the World”. How does one donate the “best” custom gun in the world? His donation was to make the winner WHATEVER speargun the winner can dream up.

He typically uses carbon fiber, woods and various polymers to create a functional piece of art. For this prize, Chad buys all the materials, designs the gun and then spends who knows how many hours fabricating it. What could be better than that?

I was extremely surprised to have won the auction at the Blue Wild for this incredible prize. I don’t even know where to begin on making my selection. I am certain I walked out of the Blue Wild with the best prize of the show.

Thanks Chad!
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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Jfjf
You are one lucky guy...I remember when he walked in with a CF gun at the Blue Wild...when it was at the IGFA by Basspro...best gun I had ever seen. Amazing attention to detail. I bought a ton of tickets when he donated a gun to the FRA... Didn't win though! Damn!
You have a tough choice now.... Do you go for a tuna gun you might use once or twice... or a smaller gun you could use every day.. I think I'd go for the tuna type gun .
Hope there are lots of pictures of the build.

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Old 05-31-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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Glad you are excited, but "best in the world" is way over the top. I will do my best to make a good one.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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I want to thank Griswold again for his very generous donation of a made-to-order gun. I'm glad it went to someone who appreciates quality.

A gun that is custom made is always a very special gift that comes from the heart. I'm amazed at the talent that exists among our tribe. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I am, and I appreciate quality workmanship more and more. It is a thing of beauty.

Hats off to you custom gun builders! .....

And that includes you, Wile E!
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:52 PM   #5
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I want to thank Chad Morris (Griswold) for the very generous prize that he offered up for charity at the Blue Wild Expo. As many people on this board know, Chad makes some of the most incredible custom guns; they are innovative, unique and beautiful, plus I am sure they work as well as they look. He is quite obviously a perfectionist; if anyone has the slightest doubt, do a search for the thread he put up showing his garden (and the wooden tomato stakes he fabricated this spring).

His extremely generous donation to the Blue Wild was a gun; the “Best Speargun in the World”. How does one donate the “best” custom gun in the world? His donation was to make the winner WHATEVER speargun the winner can dream up.

He typically uses carbon fiber, woods and various polymers to create a functional piece of art. For this prize, Chad buys all the materials, designs the gun and then spends who knows how many hours fabricating it. What could be better than that?

I was extremely surprised to have won the auction at the Blue Wild for this incredible prize. I don’t even know where to begin on making my selection. I am certain I walked out of the Blue Wild with the best prize of the show.

Thanks Chad!
Jim, you're such a prick.

I would have won that gun if I had been there.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:40 AM   #6
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Glad you are excited, but "best in the world" is way over the top. I will do my best to make a good one.
Chad – I checked out Dan’s gun the “Black Death” and I think you are being a little too modest. That is one awesome, fish killing gun!

After the auction, Jim was the happiest man in the build. The smile on his face said it all!
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:32 AM   #7
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Chad – I checked out Dan’s gun the “Black Death” and I think you are being a little too modest. That is one awesome, fish killing gun!

After the auction, Jim was the happiest man in the build. The smile on his face said it all!
FINALLY!!!!! I can be just like Dan...It only takes a gun you know...
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FINALLY!!!!! I can be just like Dan...It only takes a gun you know...
Move on over Dan!
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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uh oh...snorkel in your mouth (sheri)
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I'm not often jealous, but I'm jealous now.
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Dan's gun just shows the excellence of his work, what an amazing gun.....just some great gun porn!
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jim- have u thought of what you are going to ask chad to build you?

chad- i have seen ur guns on pictures im sure they dont do them justice but they have to be one of the coolest designs i have seen.
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