Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wartrace Regulators September 21 Cowboy Match

15 Cowgirls and Cowboys braved the weather and rode into Wartrace for the last match before the Tennessee State Championship. We had light rain right up until Safety Meeting time. We shot mostly the same stages as we shot on the Sept. 7 match and they were fast. We did not offer Wild Bunch at this match, it will be back on the mid-month on Nov.16th.

We actually started on stage 5, Corral, today and helped Wyatt Earp take down the Cowboys. Next we moved to the Livery Stable and fought the Indians. On this stage we shot Nevada Sweeps with the rifle and pistols and just 2 shotgun kd's. Just as we were finishing this stage the rain started back up so Whiskey came up with another scenario and we shot another stage at the Livery, this 2nd stage replaced the Train as the loading area was under water. This stage called for at least 3 single taps on each rifle target, same directions for pistols and again just 2 shotgun kd's. The rain stopped before we finished this stage. There are several ways to shoot this stage correctly and if you don't think it out before you start you may get a "P". Done correctly this is a very fast stage.

Next we helped the Marshall stop a prisoner trying to escape at the Wagon. Starting with the rifle you shot a double tap sweep on 5 rifle/pistol targets, then double tap sweep the same targets with the pistols, then move to the shotgun for 2 kd's. These P/R targets were a little farther back than we normally shoot pistols so you had to take time to aim.

We finished up at the Depot where some local bushwackers demanded your money. your line to start the stage was "here's my lead". You started with 1 long gun staged outside the Depot and the other staged inside. Starting with the rifle single tapped the 4 rifle targets for 10 rounds engaging each target at least once. Then from the rifle location you engaged the 4 pistol targets with single taps for 5 rounds engaging each target at least once, then move to the shotgun location and repeat for the next 5 rounds. Then 2 shotgun kd's. We ended up having a fantastic day, the first one in a long time where you weren't wiping sweat every few minutes and we were blessed to be able to stay dry.

Randy Saint Eagle was the Top Gun of the day, (don't get to write that very often), followed by CW Knight, Reno Mustang, Sunflower Kid, Whiskey Hayes, Birdshot Pete, Fort Knox, Deadwood Miner,  Dodge City Dixie and Cheyenne Thornton rounded out the Top 10.

Dodge City Dixie was the Ladies Top Gun, followed by Ida Shot''em.

Congratulations to CW Knight, Ida Shot'em, Randy Saint Eagle, Reno Mustang, Sunflower Kid and Whiskey Hayes for shooting "Clean Matches".  Interestingly the top 5 shooters shot clean.

Complete Scores when available. 

Thanks to everyone who came out and shot with us today, for everyone else, you missed a good one.

The next match at Wartrace will be the Long Range next weekend Sept. 28.

The Tennessee State Championship will be Oct. 10-12. We should have a great match with several vendors for the 3 days including an earplug vendor, something we haven't had for a few years.
Come and join us, spectators are welcome as well.

Also take a look at the Alabama State Championship Oct. 3-6

Happy Trails until we meet again.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wartrace Regulators Sept. 7 2013 Cowboy Match

48 Cowgirls and Cowboys rode into Wartrace for our monthly cowboy Match, and it was a great day for it. It was hot but not as hot as it could have been and there was no rain in sight. After today there is only 1 more match at Wartrace before the 2013 Regulators Reckoning, the Tennessee State Championship.

We shot in the Old Town today and Whiskey Hayes wrote some really fast stages for the hot weather and 3 shooters were under 100 seconds for the match. We had shooters from Kentucky, Alabama and East Tennessee come to join us in a day of Cowboy fun. We had at least 1 new Cowboy Action shooter, welcome Nantahala Ned.

Congratulations to Shaddai Vaquero the Top Gun of the day, it's not often we have a Duelist shooter as Top Gun. Shaddai was followed by Cumberland Drifter, Barkeep Casey, Vaquero Jake, Marshal WD, CW Knight, Ben T Iron, Randy Saint Eagle, Buck Dodgers and Papa Dave rounded out the Top 10.

Perfecto Vaquero was the Ladies Top Gun, a family sweep. Perfecto was followed by Dodge City Dixie and Buxom Boo.

Congratulations to Barkeep Casey, Deadwood Miner and Dirtwood Dobber for shooting "Clean".

Once again I had to work early and got to the range late so I didn't see some of the cowboys until the match was over and didn't get to speak to some of them. Thanks to everyone for letting me jump in as needed to catch up. I did manage to get a few videos.

Randy's Videos

Complete Scores when available

Thanks again to everyone who came to shoot with us.

The Tennessee State Championship is getting close so if you plan to shoot with us, get your entries in as soon as possible.

The Tennessee State Championship

If you'd like to see who is signed up check out the Shooters List or the Category List.

The next match at Wartrace and the last Match before the State Championship will be the Sept. 21 Cowboy Match, we will not offer Wild Bunch at this match. They're will also not be a Long Range Match in September. The range will be closed from Sept 23rd until October 14th for any shooting except the State Championship.

For more info always check out our website.

Wartrace Regulators

Hope to see you at a match.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

North Alabama Regulators Sept. 1 Match

Sheriff Frank Canton and I caught the early morning stage south to help the  North Alabama Regulators clean up their town. We met up with Alchemist Belle, Branchwater Jack, Dodge City Dixie, Reno Mustang, CW Knight and Dirtwood Dobber and tried to help run all the outlaws out of town. We also wanted to get a chance to shoot before the Oct. 4-6  Alabama State Championship. We were a little concerned as we ran through lots of rain on the way down, but once we got there all the water was sweat.

Ben T Iron is now writing the stages and we shot everything from a continuous Nevada Sweep at Desoto Jim's Barber Shop to 10 shot rifle and 10 shot pistols dump on Big Ned. The stages were fast and fun with no "P" traps, although I had more misses than I can count (I must learn what that bump on top of my barrels is).

Barkeep Casey was the Top Gun of the day followed by Double Nickle, Buck D Law, Reno Mustang, CW Knight, Waco Jim, Ben T Iron, Six String, Dodge City Dixie and Graver Bill rounded out the Top 10.

Dodge City was the Ladies Top Gun followed by Sugah, Tullamore Dew, Two Ponies Gal and Alchemist Belle rounded out the Ladies Top 5.

Reno Mustang was the Top Wartrace shooter, 4th overall, 2nd 49R followed by,
CW Knight 5th overall, 1st Senior
Ben T Iron 7th overall, 1st Classic Cowboy
Dodge City Dixie 9th overall, Top Cowgirl
Randy Saint Eagle 14th overall, 1st Senior Duelist
Sheriff Frank Canton 16th overall, 2nd Silver Senior
Branchwater Jack 20th overall, 1st Frontier Cartridge Duelist
Alchemist Belle 35th overall, 1st Cowgirl
Dirtwood Dobber 39th overall, 4th Classic Cowboy.

Complete Scores when available

Thanks to Alchemist Belle and Branchwater Jack for taking videos for me.


We had a great time shooting and some of us stayed for lunch and the awards. I think Reno Mustang was the only Wartrace shooter to have a "Clean Match".

Our next big shoot after the Alabama State Championship will be
The Tennessee State Championship  Oct. 10-12, if you haven't signed up for either of these matches you need to hurry.

The next match at Wartrace will be the Sept. 7 Cowboy Match, for more info always check out our website.

Wartrace Regulators

Hope to see you at the Tennessee State Championship.
Happy Trails, until we meet again.