"Point Blank" Frank first came up at a Bruce Gray course at the SigArms Academy when the only way I could hit the targets was to get "up close and personal" with the paper. I think Michael Bain came up with the name - Bruce and Paul Erhardt were laughing so hard that the label seemed so right.
I think the name became permanent when I was at Manville, RI on a cold but clear day for an monthly USPSA match a couple of years ago. Once again, I charged a set of paper targets and shot from such close quarters that all (and I do mean all) of the tape fell off each target as I was movin' through. Of course I claimed "2 Alpha" on each and every one during scoring. Matt Joe and Mike Walsh had nothing to dispute my calls and scored them accordingly. Or maybe that's just what the legend says . . .