Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wartrace November Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Match

25 Cowboys, Cowgirls and Wild Bunch shooters came out to take advantage of really good November weather. The morning started out cool but we got up to the upper 60's. We had a pretty stiff breeze but it was a good day.

Latigo Jim had a brief safety meeting and Sergeant Shooter offered a prayer and led us in the pledge.

We had one Cowboy Posse and one combined Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Posse. The Cowboys and Cowgirls shot the same scenarios we shot at the Main November Match including pulling shotshells out of a bucket you had to carry to each location. We also had to run from the fence to the pump at the corral before shooting at a Buffalo on the hill, a clay bird and the Texas Star.

The Wild Bunch had less gimicks and movement but shot more pistol rounds so the Overall times were close together.

CW Knight was the Wild Bunch Top Gun, followed by Frank Buckshot, Papa Dave, Papa Oso, Deadwood Miner and Tom Horn. CW Knight and Papa Oso also shot "Clean" matches.

Sergeant Shooter was the Cowboy Top Gun, followed by Dusty Wilcox, Sheriff Frank Canton, Wes Outlaw and Imis Twohofon rounded out the Top 5. Sergeant Shooter and Sheriff Frank Canton also shot "Clean" matches.

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. I shot my first match as a Gunfighter and while I didn't shoot real well I had lots of fun. The Gunfighters don't have to worry (or laugh) I'm not changing Categories, just playing.

Cowboy Scores

Wild Bunch Scores

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Our next Cowboy Match will be December 3rd, for more info always check our Website

We will not change our hours for winter, the Safety Meeting will be at 9:30, check our website for our Cold Weather Policy.

Happy Trails and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Cowboy Match

We had great weather for the Wartrace November Cowboy Match, cool in the morning and sunny and warm by mid-day. Whiskey Hayes took advantage of the good forecast and wrote some really fun stages. He added a little movement since we finally got out of the abusive heat. 38 Cowboys and Cowgirls came out to join in the fun.

At the Outlaw Cabin we started in the center then move to one side to shoot the rifle, the other side for the shotgun and back to the center for the pistols.

At the Cemetery we started at the wheelbarrow shooting the pistols, moved to a coffin to shoot the rifle and back to the wheelbarrow for the shotgun.

The Depot added the challenge of having to retrieve your shotgun shells from a bucket you had to carry from the starting position to each shooting position.

The KO Corral was a real hoot, you started with your back against the fence, gun order was shooters choice except rifle couldn't be shot last. With pistols put 5 shots each on 2 targets, Rifle, 5 shots each on a large square and the Buffalo on the hill (those who shot the Team Match at the State Championship will remember the Buffalo on the hill), rifle and pistol were both shot from the pump. The real fun came with the shotgun, shot from the trough, first you shot the clay tosser then the clay (with a KD target to shoot in case you missed the clay) next you cleaned the Texas Star. We don't get to shoot 7+ shot shells on a stage very often. This was a long stage to shoot and to reset but it sure was fun.

At Fort Sweeney you started at the window, shot pistols outside,outside,inside,inside,then 6 shots on the center target. Move left to the platform, shoot the same sequence with the rifle and then engage the 6 KD targets with the shotgun.

I worked that morning and got to the range at noon and both posses were kind enough to let let me jump in and shoot through. I was able the finish out the last 2 stages with the same posse.

Buck Dodgers was the Top Gun of the day followed by Will Reilly, Sergeant Shooter, Papa Dave and Randy Saint Eagle rounded out the top 5.

Also congratulations to Emmett Moon,Papa Oso, Sergeant Shooter and Will Reilly for shooting "Clean Matches".

Complete Scores


Our next match will be Cowboy/Wild Bunch November 19, for more info check out our Website.

Come out and join us for the fun.

Till next time "Happy Trails".