Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ocoee Rangers June 26 2010 Shoot

Sheriff Frank Canton, Cheyenne Thornton and I decided to travel East to visit our Pards in the Ocoee Rangers. It's been a year and a half since Cheyenne and I made the trip and I hope it won't take that long to get back next time. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive plus we lose 1 hour (time change) so we have to get out pretty early, but at least they don't start till 10 AM. Traveling with Frank there is never a dull moment, so the ride went very well. It's always fun to see Ocoee Red, Festus, Widder, Fast Harley, Last Kiss, Too Tall, Tombstone, The Pleasantly/Unpleasant Gang Ziggy and all our Eastern friends.

We also had the pleasure of meeting and shooting on the Posse with Anita Margarita and Jackalope. They are avery nice couple and shoot great. We shot on Posse 5, The Pleasantly/Unpleasant Posse and had a ball. For some reason I think they tried to keep me and Widder off the loading table at the same time, maybe we laugh too much. We shot 5 stages with interesting sweeps, they should have been fast stages but you couldn't tell it by looking at my times. The humidity seemed extremely high and the temp must have been in the high 9o's, but the Rangers were prepared with coolers of water on a couple of stages. Although it was hot we had a Great Time.

Marshall Too Tall was the Top Gun for the day, followed by risin' outlaw, Purly, Pleasant and Widder

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

North Alabama Regulators Match 6/6/10

Papa Dave, Sheriff Frank Canton, Buck Dodgers, Tombstone John, Duck River, Randy Saint Eagle and Dobber decided to head south and join the North Alabama Regulators for their June Match. This was my first trip of the year to Alabama and I hope it won't be my last. We always have a good time with all our Alabama pards.

During the safety meeting El Camino mentioned Stage 4 had all reactive targets and that some stages look better on paper than after they are set up. Stage 4 was fun, but with 18 ropes on the ground, I think he may have been right. All kidding aside he had 5 fun stages with no "P" Traps.

Most of us from Wartrace shot on Posse # 3 and it was a good one. We had the pleasure of shooting with Diablo Del Thomas, a Buckaroo shooting his first Cowboy Match. You'd never have known it if you hadn't been told, he was trained well and did a really good job. We also got to shoot with fellow "B" Western shooter Stacy Hill, it was good to see him up and shooting after medical problems last year at Ambush. I also enjoyed meeting and shooting with Doc Duncan a very impressive Outlaw Shooter and brother to the infamous Judge'm All Duncan.

It was a hot muggy day but God blessed us with cloud cover and a good breeze most of the day. We shot 5 stages straight through and ate lunch while they tabulated the scores and got ready for the Awards Presentation.

Tuff Stuff was the Top Cowboy and shot 5 stages in an awesome 90.50 seconds, all the rest of us got in more shooting time for our money.

The Wartrace Regulators faired very well;

Papa Dave 1st Elder Statesman, 2nd Overall
Buck Dodgers 1st Wrangler, 4th Overall
Duck River 1st Frontier Cartridge, 5th Overall
Randy Saint Eagle 1st "B" Western 9th Overall
Tombstone John 1st Senior, 13th Overall
Sheriff Frank Canton 2nd Senior, 26th Overall
Dobber 1st Classic Cowboy, 33rd Overall

As always we had a Great Time and hope we can make it back soon.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wartrace Regulators June 5 2010 Match

We had a great day for a shoot, it was hot but not as hot as it will be in August. We had 70 registered shooters including our friends from East Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.

It was a good day to defend Wartrace against all manner of ruffians, I used to say Outlaws but we have some pards who are Outlaw Shooters and while none of them made it Saturday we welcome them anytime.

Whiskey wrote and set up 5 fast, fun and Gunfighter, actually any shooter, friendly stages. Thanks mostly to our pards from the east we had 5 Gunfighters.

Papa Dave was the Top Gun for the day and he continues to always impress me. Papa was followed by Shaddai Vaquero, Vaquero Jake ( an impressive Buckaroo), Clancy O Connal, and Marshall Too Tall will make up the Shootist Category for July. Kid Ziggy, Pleasant, Lil' Marshall W.D., Duck River and Marshall Red Stockburn round out the Top 10.

I'd also like to congratulate Cheyenne Thornton, Demented Frenchman, Gringo Gordo, Hardluck Hudgens, Judge Injury, Papa Dave, Perfecto Vaquera, Pleasant, Sheriff Frank Canton and Swifty Waters for all shooting Clean Matches.

I'd also like to welcome "First Time" CAS shooter and our newest Wartrace Regulator, Branchwater Jack.

I'd like to thank everyone for their patience Saturday morning as a wreck on I-24 caused us to get started a little late, Cowboys and Cowgirls were having a hard time getting to the range.

I'd also like to say a VERY SPECIAL thanks to Shotgun Schoolmarm for doing registration and scores.

Buck Dodgers has the scores posted on our website.

Our next Mid-month Match will be Cowboy and Wild Bunch combined on June 19, hope everyone can make it.

Also don't forget about the State Championship in October.

There is a work day at the range this Saturday June 12, for more info on this go to our website.

I think I have worked out the bugs with my slideshows, hopefully everyone can see these pictures.

Shoot Straight and May All Your Bangs End With A Clang.