Monday, March 23, 2015

Wartrace March 21 Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Match

This was the best match day we've had this year and 34 Cowgirls, Cowboys and Wild Bunch Shooters came out to enjoy it. Papa Dave started us off with our Safety Meeting, Jagged Rock offered a prayer and we recited the Pledge.

We had 2 posses and shot the same stages as the Main March Cowboy Match, Papa Dave modified them as needed for the Wild Bunch folks. Posse 1 started at Grafton's where we started at either window holding a whiskey bottle in both hands. Rifle staged in either window, shotgun staged in opposite window, pistols holstered. Gun order was shooters choice, rifle not last. At the beep with rifle shoot 3 rifle targets in a 3-4-3 sweep, pistols shot per rifle instructions and 2 shotgun kd's. This was my best stage.

Next at the Outlaw Cabin we staged rifle and shotgun on the center gun shelf and had pistols holstered. We started standing in the doorway with hands touching the door frame. At the beep we moved to the center and shot the rifle in a 4 target progressive sweep, 1-2-3-4. Then 4 shotgun kd's and finished with pistols shot same as rifle. This is a sweep I really like but it was my worst stage.

At the Gallows we staged staged the rifle on one shelf  and shotgun staged on the other and pistols holstered, gun order shooters choice, rifle not last. Start standing beside either shelf with hands on hat and at the beep shoot the rifle in a 1-2-4-2-1 sweep on 3 targets, pistols were shot in the same sequence as the rifle and 2 shotgun kd's.

Next at Wells Fargo rifle and shotgun were staged on the center gun shelf, pistols holstered. Begin standing in either doorway hands on door frame, gun order shooters choice rifle not last. At the beep with pistols shoot a 5 shot Nevada Sweep on 3 targets and dump the second 5 shoots on the center target, rifle shot same as pistols and 4 shotgun kd's.

Last at the Cantina we staged the shotgun in either window, rifle in center doorway, pistols holstered. Start standing at the doorway with rifle or pistols shot first from the doorway then the other in two 1-3-1 sweeps from the same direction. Move to the shotgun and shoot 2 kd's from each window.

Papa Dave was the Wild Bunch Top Gun followed by Branchwater Jack, CW Knight, Sunflower Kid and Dirtwood Dobber rounded out the Top 5 Wild Bunch.

Dirtwood Dobber and Papa Oso shot the Wild Bunch Match "Clean'.

Cumberland Drifter was the Cowboy Top Gun followed by Buck Dodgers, Hikes Point Hank, Dodge City Dixie (Ladies Top Gun), Randy Saint Eagle, Black Jack Lee, Reno Mustang, Jailbreak Jake, Scrub Oak Willie and Brada Tat Tat rounded out the Cowboy Top 10.

Dodge City Dixie was the Ladies Top Gun followed by Garnet Gal, Alchemist Belle, Dirty Nerdy and Ida Shot'em rounded out the Ladies Top 5.

Cumberland Drifter, Ida Shot'em and Jailbreak Jake shot the Cowboy Match "Clean".

Complete Cowboy Scores 

Complete Wild Bunch Scores

Dirty Nerdy took some good videos.

Dirty Nerdy Videos

If anyone else will send me a link to videos from the match I'll add them to the blog.

The next matches at Wartrace will be the March 28 Long Range and the April 4 Cowboy Match.

For more info always check out our website.

Wartrace Regulators.

Happy Trails until we meet again.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wartrace Regulators March 7 Cowboy Match

Whiskey Hayes made a good call and pushed back the starting time 1 hour, giving time to scrape some ice away from the stages, pavilion floor and hills on the range road. By starting time it was pretty easy to get around.

32 Cowgirls and Cowboys took advantage of a good forecast and came out to join us. Along with some of our usual pards we had some good shooters come in from East Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia. It was good to see some folks who haven't shot with us for a while like Marshall WD, Clancy O'Conall, Buck D Law, Hikes Point Hank and Knob Creek Drover.

Buck Dodgers, Papa Dave, Tombstone John and Wes Outlaw had just gotten back from Winter Range and said they had a great time. Papa Dave won the National Championship in the Grand Patron Category, Congratulations Papa Dave.

We started with Papa Dave doing the Safety Meeting reminding us that whatever you do, if you'll watch the 170 degree rule anything bad that happens should  be in a safe direction. Whiskey Hayes welcomed everyone, then we had a prayer and pledge.

We had 2 posses and shot the Cantina, Wells Fargo, Graftons, Line Shack and the Gallows where it looked like a small creek flowing by the loading table as things thawed. For safety sake Whiskey changed Graftons to a Stand and Deliver stage but we were able to shoot all others as written.

Cumberland Drifter was the Top Gun of the day followed by Marshall WD, Hikes Point Hank, Randy Saint Eagle, Sean Clancy O;Conall, Buck D Law, Knob Creek Drover, Duck River, Buck Dodgers and Branchwater Jack rounded out the Top 10. The top 4 shooters all had sub 100 second matches.

Dodge City Dixie was the Ladies Top Gun followed by Dirty Nerdy, Doc K B May and TN. Missy.

9 Shooters were able to keep it all together and shoot "Clean Matches", they are; Brada Tat Tat, Branchwater Jack, Buck D Law, Doc K B May, Grey Horse, Marshall WD, Randy Saint Eagle, Sean Clancy O'Conall and Whiskey Hayes.

Complete Scores

The next match at Wartrace will be the March 21 Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match. For more info always check out our


Hopefully this cold and ice is about over with and we can have some nice weather. Thanks to Daylight Savings time being back in effect, hopefully we can get in a little practice.

The Tennessee State Match this year will be back to the 2nd weekend in October, 8th, 9th and 10th.

State Match

The date in the Cowboy Chronicle article this month is wrong.

If you're looking to schedule your yearly travel matches is may help but just remember the TN. State Match Dates are wrong in this as well.

SASS Sanctioned Match Booklet

Happy Trails until we meet again and hopefully we'll meet at a match somewhere.