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.