Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ocoee Rangers 8/27/11

Papa Dave, Sheriff Frank Canton, Buck Dodgers and I decided to head east to the Ocoee Rangers for the "Return Of The Black Hat". "We Reckon There's Going To Be A Gunfight" and we didn't want to miss it. Unpleasant wrote some good stages and we got to shoot on the Pleasantly Unpleasant Posse. Posse 5 ran smooth and the only problems we had were several gun and ammo malfunctions. Several shooters got re-shoots including me.

The weather was great that morning but warmed up by afternoon, but it was still better than most we've had this summer. These were really fast and fun stages, the Top 5 Shooters all had times under 100 seconds. Being the tightwad that I am and wanting to get more for my money I took a little more time (if you believe that I've got some oceanfront property for sale in Middle Tenn.).

The Top Gun and Favorite B-Western Cowboy was Marshall WD, followed by his dad, Clancy O'Conall, Ruff Edge, Copperhead Joe and Marshall Too Tall rounded out the Top 5.

If you're in driving distance of the Chattanooga check out this club, you won't be disappointed.

To see some videos of the match go to Wartrace Cowboy's YouTube Channel

Don't forget the Tennessee State Championship Oct. 6-8, get your entries in soon we are 2/3's full. If you don't shoot visitors are always welcome, just please bring some type of eye and ear protection.

Our next Cowboy Match in Wartrace is Sept. 3.

Until next time, Happy Trails and may all your shots "Ring" steel.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wartrace August 2011 Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match

It was a really hot day for a Cowboy Shoot, did I mention it was mid-August in the south. 27 Cowboys and Wild Bunch shooters came out and tried to brave the heat, however by the end of the match it was touch and go.

I had to work but I came to the range to take a few pictures and got there just in time, to time the last 4 or 5 Cowboy shooters, the Wild Bunch Posse had already finished. A few cowboys had to get in the shade and they were running out of workers.

Everyone survived the heat and Sgt. Shooter (cowboy) was the "Top Gun" of the day, followed by Moon (Wild Bunch), Branchwater Jack (Wild Bunch), Tombstone John (cowboy) and Charlie Bowdre (cowboy) rounded out the "Top 5".

It must have been the heat, because no one shot a "Clean Match".

Complete Scores

Wes Outlaw Video

Don't forget about the Tennessee State Championship coming up the 2nd weekend in October.

Our next match will be the Sept 3rd Cowboy Match, for more info check out our Website.

Happy Trails.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

8/6/11 Wartrace Regulators Cowboy Match

43 Cowboys and Cowgirls came to Wartrace to brave the heat and help defend Wartrace from all manner of miscreants and thugs. This month we shot at the "Line Shack", "Cemetery", "Fort Sweeney", "KO Corral" and for the first time in the new berms, "The Wagon".

It was overcast all day so the temperature stayed down but the humidity was so high it felt like you could cut the air with a knife. We got to the last few shooters on the last stage before the rain started, but it was light enough it felt pretty good to me.

When the smoke had cleared Campo Kid was the Top Gun of the day (he is starting to make a habit of this, and I hope he continues), followed by Papa Dave ( who is always ready to ponce if you make any mistakes), Buck Dodgers, Vaquero Jake and CW Knight rounds out the Top 5. I find it interesting that a Junior won followed by an Elder Statesman, Wrangler, another Junior and a Senior, I think that is a pretty good mix. Next time we'll try to get a one-handed shooter in the Top 5.

Congratulations also to CW Knight, Campo Kid, Cherohala Chase, Cheyenne Thornton, Ida Shot'em and Tom Horn for all shooting "Clean ".

I took a few Videos with my still camera to try it out. They aren't too good but they are watchable. I hit a wrong key and wasn't able to get captions on all of them, one day I'll figure this out.

I was also able to get a few still pictures.

I'd also like to welcome back two former Wartrace Regulators who have rejoined, Colonel Reb and Gil Carter, Welcome Back cowboys.

Don't forget The Regulators Reckoning , The Tennessee Cowboy Action State Championship is coming soon for more information check out our Website.

Also our next match, Cowboy/Wild Bunch is August 20th, for more info click the above link.

Happy Trails and may every bang end with a clang.