Sunday, April 24, 2011

4/22/11 Rock Castle Rangers Match

Papa Dave hitched up his wagon and drove the team by my spread. We loaded my gear (the bare minimum) and headed over to L.A. (Lower Antioch) to pick up Sheriff Frank Canton. We then headed to the Stage Depot in Portland where we loaded the Stage with Buck Dodgers driving and headed up to Park City, KY to the Rock Castle Rangers range. We met up with fellow Wartrace Regulators; Imis Twohofon, Sergeant Shooter, Blackwater Desperado, and Hatfield to try to help the Rangers clean up their town. It was like Old Friends Day as we met up with many old friends and made more new friends while there.

Shaddai Vaquero, Perfecto Vaquera and Vaquero Jake put on a great shoot. We had 6 fast , fun stages with enough movement to keep it interesting. They've done a lot of work in a short time on this new range and it is really shaping up.

We shot 3 stages and broke for lunch (included), then finished up the final 3. Perfecto shot early on the last stage, then tallied the scores and printed out awards. Not long after the guns were put away Shaddai started the awards ceremony. This was my first trip to the Rock Castle Rangers home but I don't plan on it being my last, they did a great job and are well on there way to having a First Class Range.

Campo Kid was the Top Gun for the day and man can this kid shoot, 6 stages in 115.62 seconds. Black Tom was second followed by Buck Dodgers (1.58 sec. between them), then Cumberland Drifter and Dusty Walker rounded out the top 5. I have to say the closest match of the day was in the Duelist Category .04 sec. between Shaddai Vaquero and Randy Saint Eagle.

Perfecto Vaquera has to be Congratulated as the only person to shoot a "Clean Match".

If you are looking for a place to shoot on the 4th Saturday, give the Rock Castle Rangers a try, you won't be disappointed.

Complete Scores when available.

They also have their first Annual Match , The James Gang Rides Again, coming up May 27-29, if you're looking for a shoot Memorial Day weekend check this out.

Sgt. Shooter's video's here.

Don't forget to come to Wartrace next weekend for The Tennessee Wild Bunch State Championship, we still have more room if you like to shoot Wild Bunch and don't forget spectators are always welcome.

The next Cowboy Match at Wartrace will be May 7th 2011.

Hope to see you at a Match .

Happy Trails to you and may all your shots ring steel.