Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jan. 17 Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match

Hopefully our weather luck has changed, the good Lord blessed us with a good day for a match. The morning started out cool but the sun was shining. We had a breeze all day that kept the temp down but unlike 2 weeks ago we were dry all day, Yee Haw.

We had 27 Cowgirls and Cowboys and 5 Wild Bunch shooters come out to join us. Papa Dave started us out with the Safety meeting, I was still in the office when the prayer was started but I think it was Sawyer that offered the prayer, then we had the pledge. Lick Skillet Charlie was with us to celebrate his 65th birthday. We had some new members today, Blue Belly and  his wife Suzanne and Yankee Girl.

We had 2 shooters shooting their first match at Wartrace, Echota Kidd and Stones. May Lillie and Montana Ray were back for the first time since we'd added the new stages.

Whiskey Hayes wrote some Fast and Furious stages for the Cowboys and Papa Dave modified them for Wild Bunch. Those of us who shot the first of the month had lots of practice at the livery stable where we alternated double taps on 2 pistol and 2 rifle targets and had 4 shotgun KD's. Next at the jail we shot quad tap, quad tap, single tap, single tap on 2 pistol and 2 rifle targets from the cell and 4 shotgun KD's from the office.  Gun order was shooters choice, rifle not shot last on every stage.

At the Jersey Lilly pistols were holstered, shotgun was staged at the center window, you started at either right or left window with the rifle pointed downrange. At the beep triple tap R1, quad tap R2, triple tap R3, move to the center window and shoot the pistols the same as the rifle sequence and 2 shotgun KD's. This was my best stage and the fastest time I've ever shot a stage in.

At the Line Shack the rifle and shotgun were staged on the center shelf , you started at the door. Rifle and pistols were shot on their respective targets with single taps, on targets 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4,2,3,  and 4 shotgun KD's. At the Gallows you started beside either gun shelf with rifle staged on one and shotgun staged on opposite, with the rifle and pistols you dump the first 5 shots on the center target then starting on either end, Nevada sweep the 3 targets with the next 5 shots  and 2 shotgun KD's. this was my worst stage where I managed to blow a clean match by missing a pistol shot on the biggest target on the range. I guess you really are supposed to look at that thing on the end of the barrel.

Randy Saint Eagle was the Top Gun of the day, followed by Ben T. Iron, Papa Dave, Lead Bone, Dodge City Dixie ( Ladies Top Gun), Dead Lee Shooter, Brada Tat Tat, Reno Mustang, Stones and Two Clicks rounded out the Top 10.

Dodge City Dixie was the Ladies Top Gun, followed by Dirty Nerdy and May Lillie.

Cowboy Stages

The Wild Bunch Top Gun was C W Knight, followed by Jagged Rock, Frank Buckshot, Deadwood Miner and Papa Oso rounded out the Wild Bunch Top 5.

Wild Bunch Stages

Ben T. Iron, Dirtwood Dobber, Montana Ray and Reno Mustang all shot "Clean Matches".

Complete Scores

Videos by Dirty Nerdy

I hope everyone had a good time today and I hope to see you all back next month and I hope the good Lord blesses us with another good day of shooting.

The next match at Wartrace will be Long Range next weekend and the next Cowboy match will be Feb. 7. For more info always check out our website.

Wartrace Regulators

Happy Trails until we meet again.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

First Wartrace Regulators Cowboy Match Of The Year

20 Cowgirls and Cowboys ignored the 100% chance of rain in the forecast and came to Wartrace for the first Cowboy  Match of the year. Papa Dave started with a brief Safety Meeting and Jagged Rock offered a prayer and led us in the Pledge. We were trying to get as early a start as possible to try to beat some of the rain, it didn't work.

Stage 1 was the Livery Stable and before we finished it the rain was coming down. Whiskey Hayes made a good decision due to the rain and we shot all 5 stages under the cover of the Livery Stable. We shot 5 different scenarios on the same targets. It's amazing how many different ways you can shoot 2 pistol, 2 rifle and 4 shotgun targets.

First we alternated double taps; shot 4-1-1-4; alternated single taps; shot 1st pistol 2-3 on rifle targets from near the left barrel, moved to the center window for 2-3 on the pistol targets, back to the left barrel for 2-3 twice with the rifle, then across the stage to the right barrel for the 4 shotgun kd's, last we started at the right barrel with the shotgun, moved to the left barrel and shot the rifle 3-4-3, then shot the pistols 3-4-3 on the rifle targets.

By shooting all 5 stages at the Livery we stayed mostly dry and had a great day. I think everyone was glad they came out to shoot. We were glad to welcome Sgt. Jasper back, he was shooting at Wartrace when I started in 2005 but stopped soon after. Now after a few years in the Air Force he is back with us. He had rifle problems and left after the 2nd stage, hopefully he'll have it straightened out by the mid-month match.

Randy Saint Eagle was the  Top Gun of the day (I like to write that once in a while), followed by Papa Dave, Frank Buckshot, Grey Horse, Reno Mustang, Gunbutcher, Sunflower Kid, Sheriff Frank Canton, Deadwood Miner and Jagged Rock rounded out the Top 10.

Doc Kay B May was the Ladies Top Gun followed by TN. Missy.

Fort Knox and Doc Kay B May shot the only "Clean" Matches.

Complete scores when available

The next Match at Wartrace will be the Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match Jan. 17.

Don't forget if you're a Regulator it's time to pay your dues.

Member Information

Membership Renewal
Individual Fee - $80.00
Family Fee - $100.00

Please print off this Membership/Renewal Application & Waiver and send in with payment.

Wartrace Regulators membership dues are due on Jan. 1st. All new members will pay a $50 initiation fee along with a prorated membership fee. Existing members that have let their membership lapse, will not have to pay the initiation fee and their membership fee will not be prorated, On March 1st the gate combinations will be changed and the new combination will be e-mailed to all paid up members. After that date anyone who has not paid their dues will have to pay the non-member match fee.

You are welcome to bring your dues to the next monthly match or mail them to:

Papa Dave
952 Williams Road
Manchester, TN 37355

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Happy Trails until we meet again.