Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wartrace Regulators Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Match 8/18/12

34 Cowboys, Cowgirls and Wild Bunch shooters rolled into Wartrace for a Great day of shooting. The Cowboy shooters shot the same stages as the Main August Match which included a rifle knock-down at the Gallows, a 2 target Progressive sweep at Graftons and at Wells Fargo the 10th pistol round had to go on a rifle target and the 10th rifle round had to go down the barrel of a cannon. It was a really fun match doing some things we don't often do.

The Wild Bunch Stages were written by Tom Horn and they got in a lot more shooting than the Cowboys did. Don't let the scores fool you into thinking most of the Cowboys out shot most of the Wild Bunch. While the Cowboys had 50 shots with their revolvers, the Wild Bunch shot 140 rounds through their pistols. I'm sure they had a blast getting that much shooting in.

Buck Dodgers was the Top Gun of the day for the Cowboys followed by Papa Dave, Randy Saint Eagle, Ben T. Iron, Duck River, Tombstone John, Cherohala Chase, Dusty Wilcox, Sheriff Frank Canton and Birdshot Pete (a Buckaroo) rounded out the Top 10.

CW Knight was the Wild Bunch Top Gun, followed by Frank Buckshot, Papa Oso, Deadwood Miner, Marshall Hiram Stephens, Tom Horn and Demented Frenchman.

I always like to recognize the folks who shoot a "Clean" Match and this match for a change I'm in that group. Congrats to Buck Dodgers, Papa Dave, Randy Saint Eagle, Ben T Iron and Fort Knox.


Complete Scores

The next match at Wartrace will be the Long Range Match August 25.

Don't forget The Tennessee State Championship, The Regulators Reckoning will be October 11-13 2012
Get your entries in soon, last year we were full and had to turn away shooters. For and application and more info check this link.

Tennessee State Championship

This year our Main Match Sponsor is The Outpost Armory check them out for your guns and shooting supplies and just stop in and thank them for being our sponsor.

The next Cowboy Match at Wartrace will be September 1, check out our Website for more info.

Happy Trails until we meet again.

Shoot Straight and may all your "Bangs" end with a "Clang".

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wartrace Regulators August 4 Cowboy Match

40 Cowboys and Cowgirls ignored the hot weather and threat of rain to head to Wartrace and have some Cowboy fun. We had some clouds and a light breeze part of the day that helped and the only rain I saw was on my way home. Once again we  lucked out and had a nice day.

Whiskey Hayes wrote some fast and fun stages and 3 were "Stand and Deliver" to help out in the heat. We had some fun things we don't often do. Like a Progressive sweep on 2 targets (I got a "P" but it was because I changed how I planned to shoot it as I was heading to the loading table), a sweep sequence that didn't end on an outside target, a rifle knock down, a pistol shot on a rifle target and a rifle shot down a 6" pipe. I really enjoyed the stages and there were no "P" traps, even though I got one and if you think they were not fast look at the top score.

It was great to have 5 Cowgirls shooting with us today, I hope that number continues to increase. We had friends join us from East Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Colorado. If you don't think the talent that comes to Wartrace covers the entire range of Cowboy shooters, check the scores. The Top Shooter was a Junior, 2nd was a Range Boss (75+) and the Top 10 shooters were in 10 different Categories.

The Top Gun of the day was Campo Kid with a 5 stage total time of  84.93 seconds (less than a minute and a half of shooting all day) 2nd was Papa Dave, followed by Buck Dodgers, Ocoee Red, Tabasco Jot, Duck River, Randy Saint Eagle, Ben T Iron, Dusty Wilcox and Sheriff Frank Canton rounded out the Top 10.

Someone needs to tell Campo Kid if he would slow down he'd get a whole lot more shooting time for his money.


Don't forget it is only a month till the US Open if you are a current State Champion or Regional Champion in any  Official SASS Category you get a free entry. For more info check out this link.

US Open

Then the following week you can go to the Memphis Match, A Gunfight in Dixie, the last leg of the Triple Crown and I hear it is going to be a good one.

A Gunfight in Dixie

Don't forget the Tennessee State Championship, The Regulators Reckoning, October 11-13. This year we have a 175 shooter limit so get your entries in early.

Tennessee State Championship

Our next Wartrace Match will be the Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match August 18, Safety Meeting 9:30. For more info always check out our website.

Wartrace Regulators

Having trouble with a slideshow, will add later hopefully.

Until we meet again, Happy Trails, and may all your "bangs" end with a "Clang".