By Rachel Alexander / Editor, Western Shooting Journal
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mike Raahauge, one of the legends of the West Coast firearms community. Raahauge, son of the Southern California hunting/shooting legend Linc Raahauge, died at age 72 of esophageal cancer diagnosed in August.
His Raahauge Shooting Enterprises in Norco hosts one of the biggest gun events in the country every year, Turner’s Shooting Sports Fair, which is one of the few shows that allows participants to test firearms on the range before purchasing them. The fair, which California Sportsman has provided considerable coverage of in recent years, annually welcomes thousands of show-goers to the sprawling 1,200-acre ranch in Norco, and is one of the hallmarks of the shooting year in the United States.
Raahauge will be memorialized at this year’s Shooting Sports fair, May 31 to June 2.