By: on August 1, 2019
This was a topic that was posted over in our SASS Florida Group on Facebook and my reply was very long so I decided to make a blog out of it.     I am a born and raised Florida native and when I was a kid of about 6 years old my uncle takes me out to a hunting ground. He tells me that he wants to let me shot this big gun called a muzzle loader. He pulls out this monstrosity of a gun that was twice as long as I was. Turns out it was a .58 caliber with something like a 40" barrel.  He wal...
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By: on June 17, 2019
Saturday morning was too dark and just a bit hazy for me, so I enjoyed a nice nap on the way to Eustis, courtesy of my better half, Midwest Hale. This cowboy spent a little too much time in the saloon the night before, and my other alias, Last Call, came out to play. I did awake in time to enjoy spotting some white tails while riding through the Ocala National Forest, and the sunrise over the Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area was quite stunning. What a beautiful day for shooting, I thought as ...
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By: on May 7, 2019
To all my favorite Gunslingers, Dios mio, was Sunday's match loco, but such un buen tiempo... Okay, okay, I'll stop the Spanish, but boy, did we have some different kind of fun on Cinco de Mayo. Chicken Scratch promised and he delivered on the "everything moves" match with just a little extra, and it was awesome! Bowling with the rifle and shotgun was certainly unique and added an extra layer of challenge to the match. Some of us took it slow to make sure we got 'em all, and others threw caut...
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By: on May 2, 2019
Hailing all Gunslinger, May is here already and the ghost town is gearing up for our final match of the season. Like with all finales, we are cooking up something special for our send-off. There should be some moving targets as well as some stages to test our speed. The weather is looking a bit ominous and may rain us out on Sunday, so stay tuned just in case we need to post any updates. Chicken Scratch is our stage writer this month and has told me that we are in store for some rootin' too...
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By: on July 11, 2018
This past weekend I shot with the Weewahootee Vigilance Committee if you want to call it shooting. I picked up Shelleen and we started west on I4. The sun was coming up and very little traffic made me think “what a nice way to spend a Saturday”. We talked about what happened on WestWorld and there were a few “wait, what's” from me as Shelleen was breaking it down for me. I guess I’ll need to watch the last EP again. Got our grub and pulled on to the range.   Set up our carts, said our good...
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By: on April 23, 2018
We started driving Thursday morning for the Florida State CAS Championship. Was a perfect day for a drive too. We hit I-10 and I thought we were almost there… nope another 100 miles to go. we did make it there though and driving on to the range I gotta say was very nice. To see the CAS props and then the shooters, it don’t really matter where you go to shoot it always kinda feels like home. We signed in got our pack from even more familiar faces. Thanks to Cas, Holler, Shamrock Sadie and the ...
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By: on March 23, 2018
The Ides of March came and went this year and as always it was a great match. A good combination of people and location will do that. I would like to give a job and I do mean JOB well done to Arcadia Outlaw, Greta D, Brucester Diamond and Wildcard Willow. The set up crew deserves recognition as well, unfortunately I don’t know everyone that helped set up, but I really do appreciate the hard work. Without you we probably would not be playing this game. 10 stages of targets, tables, props, canopie...
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By: on January 16, 2018
This past weekend was my first match as match director for the Antelope Junction Rangers. I got to the range started laying out carpets and getting ready to go as people started showing up. Made the sign up sheet added the shooters to the electronics and started the match. There is defiantly more work than loading up your stuff and heading to the range to shoot. I have some plans for AJR, I’m going to make some props like, fences, hitchin posts, cactuses and cow boy cut outs. If you have any...
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By: on November 30, 2017
I haven’t blogged in a while, been busy with the holidays, shooting and a couple trips thrown in there. I thought about it this morning and thought I’d catch up. I will be the new match director for the Antelope Junction Rangers starting January 2018. Horace E Rider has been a great MD and has always had a passion for CAS and his club. I hope I can take over and do half as good. I purchased a laser engraver and made some clean match badges for some of the clubs I shoot at. I claimed one for s...
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By: on September 19, 2017
Madame Moog and I made through IRMA with no major damage. The cleanup was faster than getting power back on though. The storm cancelled the AJR match and The Lake County Pistoleros match as well as people were still recovering. I had booked a trip to Pennsylvania to shoot with my dad at his local match but the first flight was canceled. We cleaned up and Madame Moog rebooked my flight so I did get to shoot last weekend. The Titusville PA Sportsman Club has challenging match once a month. The tar...
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By: on August 28, 2017
This past Sunday I shot with the Roughshod Raiders in Gainesville Florida. And it was as one of the starting lines was “Hot and Sticky”. It rained about 90% of the way to the range then stopped long enough for us to get in 6 stages and then it started again. It’s a bit of a drive for me but riding with my shooting buddy Shelleen made the trip go by faster, we talk about what we have been doing for practice, who John Snow is and stuff like that. We got to the range and set up our carts did our...
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By: on August 23, 2017
This past weekend I shot at the Lake County Pistoleros monthly match. After 4 weeks of no shooting the rust had built up a little. It was warm when we started and got hotter from there. But at least this range is shaded. The stages were well written and fun to shoot. Some of the starting line made the Posse Marshall blush ad we all got a laugh out of that. My first stage i think i was ready for it, 21 seconds. I had a couple 20 second stages, still trying to shoot sub 20 second stage and it f...
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