Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wartrace Regulators Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match 7/17/10

We had 16 Cowboy Action and 8 Wild Bunch shooters disregard the forecast( 95 degrees and 50% chance of rain) and join us for a great day of shooting. God blessed us with an overcast sky and some breeze most of the day that made for a really pleasant July shoot. We shot the same stages that we shot for the July Main Match, with a few changes for the Wild Bunch shooters.

We'd like to welcome 2 brand new shooters, Nicholas Fawley and Kevin Fawley. They shot their very first Cowboy Match, they shot on Posse #1 and they did a great job for their first match.
3$ Dewey shot his first full match and did well also. We always love to have new shooters try our sport, but beware, try it once and you'll be hooked.

We also had several spectators and we are always glad to see them. We had one shooter, Tex, who shot his first match in 3 years and shot it "clean".

Randy Saint Eagle was the Top Gun of the day ( I like saying that), followed by Buck Dodgers, Papa Dave ( Top Gun Wild Bunch), Sgt. Shooter and Sheriff Frank Canton rounds out the top 5.

We'd also like to congratulate Tex and Dobber for shooting the Match "Clean" ( no misses, no procedurals).

The Long Range Shoot is next Saturday, July 24th. Sign up starts at 8:30am and shooting starts at 9:15am. Y'all come, Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Our next Main Month Match is Saturday August 7th hope you can make it.

Don't forget The Regulators Reckoning, The SASS Tennessee State Championship is in October, for more info check out the State Match Link on our website.

One last thank you to one of our spectators, Ronnie Reames, for taking these pictures for me, hopefully before long he'll be a Wartrace Regulator.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wartrace Regulators July 3rd 2010 Match

52 shooters rolled into Wartrace to help fight off Bushwackers at the Line Shack. Help Marshall Hollister arrest Chet Van Meter at the Cemetary, get away from angry soldiers at the Livery Stable. Collect a debt from Harvey Logan at the KO Corral and capture the Horrel gang at Fort Sweeney.

Whiskey Hayes had some fun, fast and interesting sweeps including a Lawrence Welk Sweep. At the Corral we had a ball shooting the Texas Star and a pop-up clay bird. There were no "P" Traps even though I got one, it's pretty bad when the pistols and rifle are the same sweep and you shoot the pistols correct and then mess up the rifle. Given enough time I could think up a good excuse, but for now I'll just have to blame it on a "Senior Moment".

The weather started out great , some cloud cover and an occasional breeze. I had to work and didn't get to the range till about 1pm and more than one Cowboy told me the weather was great till I got there , then it got hot.

Buck Dodgers must have enjoyed the weather as he was the Top Gun for the Match, followed by Marshall Too Tall of the Ocoee Rangers, Papa Dave, Jackson Longstreet also from Ocoee and Tombstone John. These 5 will make up the Shootist Category for our August 7th Match, Congratulations Cowboys.

We'd also like to congratulate Marshall Too Tall, Captain Jo Walker, Sudden Sam, Dobber, Ben Uriah, Cash Jackson, Gringo Gordo and Demented Frenchman for shooting "Clean Matches".

While I wasn't there to see it I think Sheriff Frank Canton and Gringo Gordo had a cake (made by Gringo's wife) to celebrate Papa Dave's 2nd place Elder Statesman finish at The World Championship, End Of Trail, Way To Go Papa Dave.

We'd also like to say HAPPY 91st BIRTHDAY Blue Boy (July 4th), glad you could celebrate another birthday shooting a match with us.

Don't Forget The Regulators Reckoning, The Tennessee State Championship is fast approaching, click this link for more info.

I'd like to say a special Thanks to Cheyenne Thornton for taking the pictures for me.

Keep your powder dry and may every "Bang" end with a "Clang".