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by on December 28, 2020
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Where do you live? (what state or country)

Tennessee

When did you start shooting CAS and how did you or who got you into the sport?

2011 I was working with Mortimer Smith(RIP) and saw him watching a video of himself at a match. He invited me to Wartrace(TN) and the rest, as they say, is history.  

Who was your mentor, either known to them or not?

Pretty much every cowboy that I've had the pleasure to shoot with. As most already know our members are a very giving bunch. Mortimer Smith of course got me started and helped all along the way. More recently Bushrod and Leadbone have given advice and pushed me to get better. Branchwater Jack has patiently answered every question I've ever asked.

How much do you practice, how many rounds a month do you send down range?

Not a lot of time for practice, but I usually get 100-200 rounds a month on my private range behind the house.
 

Have you won any state, regional, national or world championships?

  2016 Tennessee State Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter. 2020 Spring Roundup(Evansville, IN) Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter.

Tell us about your most memorable match:

I've shot in a lot of great matches over the years. 2019 Tennessee State stands out at the moment because it was the first time I shot a big mach(12 stages) with no misses, penalties or minor safeties; I'm a BP shooter so we'll call it a "Dirty, Clean".

What is your favorite aspect of CAS?

The spirit of friendly competition and all the great folks that make this game what it is.
 

Is there a story behind your alias, and what is that story?

It's a combination of Tyrel Sackett (from the Louis L'Amour Sackett books) and Buffalo Bill Cody's last name(my sons first name).

Do you have a travel/shooting buddy? (you know that friend that makes this game what itis)

Mustang Lewis(my son) when he's not in school. I try to posse with Bushrod when we're at the same match.

Where is your favorite place to shoot? (range or match past or present)

I started at Wartace(TN) and i will always be one of my favorites. Bowling Green(KY) is closest and just a neat range in the woods with a great core group of Cowboys.

Have you tried other categories? What categories have you shot and how did that go?

I like to shoot Classic Cowboy occasionally. You'd think a gunfighter could adapt to shooting double duelist and do quite well, but no, one revolver at a time is hard! Steampunk is also a fun category(unofficial) every once in a while.

What is your posse job of choice?

Like many I don't care for picking brass, but I'm happy to do whatever is needed including that.

What is the time of your fastest clean stage?

Shoot fast, don't miss (Sawyer).  

What was the best advice you got from a fellow shooter, and who was it?

  Shoot fast, don't miss (Sawyer).

What advice can you give to some of the shooters reading this?

 Don't sweat it. No one cares if you shoot a stage in 12 seconds or 2 minutes. We really do just want everyone to have safe fun.

What keeps you playing this game?

The camaraderie, the smiles as folks come off a stage, the PEOPLE.
 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not on the range or shooting?

Time with family, watching the kids play sports. Pickin' my banjo.

 

 

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