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Hobby leads to world championships for Beckwith

Kim Beckwith's competition pistol is a .38 super caliber.

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LARNED — Kim Beckwith seems like an ordinary member of the Larned community.
He ran Beckwith Mortuary, a business his family started over 80 years ago. He’s a paraprofessional educator for the Larned school district and was a reserve officer for the Pawnee County sheriffs.
However, a trip to Beckwith’s basement shows that he is man who’s hobby has taken him across the globe as a member of a USA competition pistol team.
“This isn’t my job,” Beckwith said. “I owned Beckwith Mortuary. I was a funeral director. This is just a hobby, or it started that ...

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