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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2014, 10:00:41 AM »
Nice post. Well thought out, informational and to the point without being inflammatory.

That's what I like about the WB Wire.  ;)

Me too!  :o  ;)
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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2014, 06:32:09 AM »
Well I got carried away when I decided to shoot Wild Bunch about three years ago. I decided to go the uniform route. We have long cold winters here in Northern Canada so it gave me something to do researching and trying to find the right equipment. It's a fun shooting category. Glad you cleared up some of the costuming points for anyone considering shooting WB.

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Forgot to mention, here is a good source for campaign hats http://www.eureka-arsenal.com/index_frame.htm
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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2014, 07:03:19 AM »
 ;D NTJ, I would say the long winter payed off well. You have a great looking costume! Looks like correct belt,pouches and holster. Good job!   Dusty Boddams

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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2014, 09:24:31 AM »
Thanks Dusty,

All the web equipment is WWI vintage except for the shotgun ammo pouch. The holster is from Pacific Canvas & Leather. Pants and shirt are from Coon Creek and as I mentioned the hat is from Eureka Armory for anyone that is interested. Most of the web equipment was picked up for very reasonable prices. The pistol belt was the last great find. Slightly longer than the mills so I managed to get it around me.  It was the last item I found. I bought about three different replicas and none of the grommet holes stood up any length of time. Nothing beats the original LOL  ;D ;D
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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2014, 11:23:21 AM »
I agree . I use an original belt and mag pouches . Like you  a repop shotgun pouch and my holster is an elpaso 1912 mounted. A more correct look can't be found and they are plenty fast. As long as they don't start timing us putting the mags BACK in! My hat is an original 5 row stitch pre ww1 campaign hat. Bought it off eBay and the sweat band was so Groady I wouldn't wear it. So I send it in to a hattery and told them to just replace the sweat band. It comes back and looks brand new so I started wearing it a bunch and now it looks right again and yes I got to much money in it. ;)Question what do you think of the quality of coon creek? Would you buy again? Dusty
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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2014, 05:02:59 PM »
Dusty, The only thing I found about Coon Creek was the stitching was weak and started to come loose. Thank goodness my sister sews and she restitched the shirt. You may not notice but my picture on this site has the seams gone in my breeches haha. ( the crotch went - not that you'd notice)  I sewed them up shortly after as the breeze was cooling but the exposure was a bit embarrassing. I have a WWI shirt from What Price Glory ($85.00) if I remember plus dog team shipping to the far north but it is a great shirt and I do wear it when it hits 40 below here in the winter  ;D

PS I had a friend that bought the same items and his wife had to re-stich everything he bought
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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2014, 07:04:18 PM »
NTJ , I've got some WPG gear also and it seems to be really well made. Hey you think they built your britches on a Friday  ::) and they were in a hurry to leave so they didn't sew them right ;D ;D?

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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2014, 11:05:41 AM »
DB,

Could be either a Friday or Monday job  :P -- The "Southern Exposure" is not bad for the summer but gets a might breezy at 40 below LOL  ;D

Then again, who's crazy enough to shoot at 40 below  :P
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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2014, 02:39:29 PM »
I want to clarify the position of the Wild Bunch Committee on the ongoing costume subject. You are more than welcome to shoot any WB matches including the Nationals and World Championships with any legal clothing.  You will not be thought less of if you wear the minimum allowed.  If you have any questions just look up the rules.  Our goal is to encourage as many to shoot WB as possible.  We want to draw as many from outside SASS as possible while maintaining the tremendous support we have with present CAS shooters who also shoot WB matches.  We are shooting a sport set in a specific period so you are encouraged to either go all out with military dress of the period or if that does not move you jeans, work boots(by SASS rules.  Look it up) and a hat or headband or whatever.  Again look it up. I will be shooting in jeans, my Redwing boots, black shirt and black hat this year to emphasize simple is ok.  This is first and foremost a serious shooting contest with power factor and large caliber requirements.  If you want to look like Zapata, Pike Lyle or just wear late 19th or early 20 Century ranch wear you will likely be fine.  Again the rules.  CAS gear is usually just fine as well.  I usually just shoot in my regular CAS stuff. Pay attention to the boots.  No lug soles or modern combat type boots.   We want to have fun, shoot big calibers, shoot 1911s, rifles and shotguns, burn up lots of ammo and celebrate the transition period between the Old West and Modern times.

Some things to ponder:  This is 3 gun you can shoot with lead bullets at steel targets on pistol bays.  It is much less expensive than AR ammo, slugs, buckshot, and jacketed pistol bullets.

There is no shooting under cars, through low ports and 50 yard dashes involved.  You have a chance of doing well even you are not 20 years old.

We have added military bolt action rifles as a side shoot this year.  Lots and lots of fun and very inexpensive to get started in.

You can shoot mil spec 1911 one handed in the Traditional Class or modern 1911s in the Modern class.  Just .45 and full size 5 inch pistols.

We shoot both big and small targets.  You cannot just wave the guns at targets and expect to do well in WB.

Women and juniors can operate 1911s just fine.  Wicked Felina is very small and thinks the 1911 is the easiest gun to shoot that she has.

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Can you please list the model # of your boots?  I'm not sure what's meant by "lugged soles" which are prohibited.  I cannot wear pull-on boots.  If I had to I could not shoot WB matches.  Are there other options?  Thanks.

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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2014, 05:13:30 PM »
There are many brands of lace up ropers available.
Most places that sell western boots will
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Re: Wild Bunch costuming
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2014, 05:29:08 AM »
The term "lugged sole" refers to soles with deep treads on them.  Generally if the treads can be seen from the edge of the sole it is considered a "lugged sole".

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