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  1. 23 points
    Hey everybody! So for my senior project this year, I had to choose a community that I was a part of, so of course, I chose SASS. Although a lot of you already know the information, I wanted to post it here because I'm mighty proud of it! Enjoy! The World of Cowboy Action Shooting.docx
  2. 22 points
    I'm not going to get into the details of the story. But I will say that Misty Moonshine our very own CEO of SASS called a Stage DQ on herself at Winter Range. I could not be more proud to have someone at the helm who backs up what she says and believes in with actions. Way to go Misty!
  3. 21 points
    I think what a lot of people don’t know is what a hassle being a Moderator can be. By the way, this is going to make someone mad...and I don’t care. Let me enlighten some of you: 1. The first thing that I noticed is I lost over half of my so-called “friends” here in the Wire. Why? I have no idea. 2. For some reason folks assume that because you are a Mod you shouldn’t be participating (watching them) in “their” thread. I don’t know how many threads I posted on where my post was the last post. Or how many times I would get a PM or an email (yes, someone who knew my email address and was kind enough to share it...bless their heart )...Anyway, I don’t know how many times I got messages asking me why I was posting, did they do something wrong, etc. 3. Al of a sudden you become “Mom”...”Mom, he won’t stop touching me!”...”Mom, she made a comment that hurt my wittle feewings.”...”Mom, he is saying those bad words again.” Imagine that every day in Reports, PMs and emails. 4. You constantly get asked about the latest conspiracies going on within SASS. Oh yes, conspiracy abounds within SASS! You didn’t know that? Well, my friend, you are talking to the wrong people. 5. Some folks with big egos and bigger mouths think that “they” know what’s best and “they” can’t be pushed around by some woman or some guy that has never even won a match or because they have won some matches that they are superior. These are people that hold a special place in my heart because they can be a serious pain to deal with as a Mod. Some of these people are the reason for “time outs” and even worse, outright bans. 6. In addition to the above you have what I call the “Cowboy Gangsta’s”. These are the bitter people that have a following that buck everything a Mod does and they have a contingency of followers to help them gang up on a Mod for doing their job. 6. Then you have the reports and PMs from folks that must really like hitting that “report this post button” and then expect immediate action only the action you perform must be approved by them. If it’s not they then badger you with PMs asking you over and over why you can’t see it their way. 7. Then you have the lost souls. The ones that just couldn’t stop pushing the envelope by breaking the rules and then putting it in the Mod’s faces (think Cowboy Gangsta) and then when they get their wings clipped they go running to SASS HQ hat in hand and wearing their best Bruce Dern sad face hoping to be allowed back in. So not only did the Mods have to deal with that guy now they have to answer to HQ for why they did what they did. I could go on but I think I made my point...I am not sure how long my point will be posted but I wanted to let you know why I think Misty’s idea is a good one. It’s a damn shame when a person loves this game and this organization so much that they volunteer their time to help out only to be kicked in the teeth and the shins at every turn. Losing sleep many a night trying to find the right solution using the Cowboy Way as a guide. FOR FREE! No money, no perks, no recognition. FREE time, FREE effort and FREE heartache. Now, after saying all that I want you to know that I am talking about a minority of SASS members here. A minority! But that minority can make a person nuts. Being a Mod could literally be a full time job. I came very close to walking away from SASS, again, over some of the things that occurred when I was a Mod and I still get PMs from folks wanting me to Mod things. I still get emails from a couple of folks you don’t see on here any more trying to spin things up. If you think being a Mod is all “sunshine and snacky-cakes” then step up and do the job for a while...as a Ghost Mod you probably won’t experience what I outlined above and THAT is why I think Misty’s idea is a good one! My name is Pat Riot.
  4. 18 points
    My oldest son is a major in the Marine Corps and has been in Iraq since July. This is his 4th deployment there and he wasn’t supposed to return until May. We got word this morning that his entire advisory team is coming home and will be back at Camp Pendleton on Monday afternoon. Drinks are on me. HE’S HOME!! Wish I could figure out how to share the video.
  5. 17 points
    It is a pleasure to belong to a group of people that have integrity and honesty like the Cowboy Action groups. I have been in competitive shooting sports for 61 years and have never come across a better bunch of people. Thank you all for the great times and pleasant experience that is Cowboy Action shooting. Johnny Meadows
  6. 17 points
    SASS Alias: Dutch Coroner SASS #: 82128 Where you are from: Virginia How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 10 years
  7. 17 points
    SASS Alias: Tame Bill SASS # 30699 Kansas Shooting for 18 years
  8. 16 points
    I hope I'm not duplicating, but I saw this cool video and thought I would share. Enjoy!
  9. 16 points
    Me and J-Bar also known as the Evil Twins
  10. 15 points
    Here’s a joke: Ever since I was a child, I've always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him: “I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.” “Just put yourself in my hands for one year," said the shrink. "Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.” “How much do you charge?” “Eighty dollars per visit,” replied the doctor. “I'll sleep on it,” I said. Six months later the doctor met me on the street. “Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?” he asked. “Well, eighty bucks a visit, three times a week for a year, is $12,480.00.. A bartender cured me for $10.00. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought me a new pickup truck.” “Is that so?” With a bit of an attitude he said, “And how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?” “He told me to cut the legs off the bed. Ain't nobody under there now.” It's always better to get a second opinion
  11. 15 points
    No need to unload pistol two (assuming you have sufficient ammo to complete stage on body). Declare malfunction and make safe. Draw pistol one, clear empties as needed, load from body, (again assuming you have ammo) complete stage. After the first round goes down range, you own the stage and must be allowed to complete the stage (safely) to the best of your abilities. If I were TO; I would NOT allow you to unload pistol two on the firing line as I am not going to allow you to cock a hammer (Colts/ clones) or advance the cylinder (Ruger) over the squibbed barrel on the firing line or on the clock (potential for unsafe gun handling). But using your other pistol and ammo from body... All approved equipment Initially loaded at the loading table Carried to the line legally I can see no reason why you could not legally and safely continue your stage.
  12. 15 points
    Basically it was a family with three or four buckeroos, the father and mother shooting and sharing one set of guns and one or two sets of leather. Several of the vendors got together and gave them a rifle, two pistols, a shotgun and two sets of leather.
  13. 15 points
    Dantankerous SASS # 85193 Kansas Playing cowboy for 9 years.
  14. 15 points
    SASS Alias: J-Bar SASS #: 18287 Where you are from: Missouri How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: Since 1998
  15. 14 points
  16. 14 points
    A man arrived at Jim Bowie's (cowboys and Indians) with a broken rifle. He and his children were sharing it and one set of pistols and a shotgun. Jim looked at the rifle and didnt know if he could fix it, it had been shot to pieces. Jim was touched by the story and went out and bought a 73 out of his pocket and slicked it up. He then went out to try and find a set of pistols. In the meantime TL went and got a shotgun for them the news spread and soon most of the vendors had chipped in. A great story about some great people.
  17. 14 points
    My 70 year old widowed sister does not own any guns. But she got so mad that some corporations are canceling agreements with the NRA that she joined the NRA and posted her reason on Facebook. I am quite proud!
  18. 14 points
    SASS Alias: Rye Miles SASS # 13621 Shooting for 20 years
  19. 14 points
    SASS Alias: Titus A. Gnatsass SASS #: 71705 Where you are from: Missouri How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 12 years
  20. 14 points
    Allie Mo SASS No. 25217 From: Fiddletown, CA Shooting: 19 years
  21. 13 points
    We in SASS, and especially on the Wire, tend to focus on the fastest shooters and the biggest matches. We sing the praises of the 18 second shooters who fly through a big match with ease. They are champions and deserve our adulation, but today I want to talk about some of the biggest winners in SASS--the shooters who show up to shoot regardless of the pain they might be enduring. I also want to talk about the shooters who hang in there when their equipment is balking stage after stage. To me they are real winners deserving all our praise and encouragement. Today I shot on a posse with several such shooters. One gunfighter had shoulder problems and couldn't lift both pistols so he had to change his style. Another had issues with his back and had to move very gingerly from gun to gun. He was slow but nearly clean. A couple had knee problems (amazing how your knees are the first things to go as you age.) Another had rifle that seemed to balk on every stage. It seemed like half the posse had a physical or mechanical problem, but there they were doing their dead level best. They hooted and hollered and handled their posse chores without complaint. They made sure we all had a great time. To me those guys and gals are the true winners of every SASS event. Their commitment to the sport, their clubs and their fellow shooters makes SASS the game I want to play. They are real winners deserving of all our praise. Shooting on my posse at the Gold Coast Gunslingers monthly today did my heart good. Thanks guys and gals.
  22. 13 points
    SASS Alias: MAJOR ART TILLERY SASS #: 87441 Where you are from: KANSAS (BUTTERFIELD GULCH GANG) How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 8 YEARS
  23. 13 points
    Reverend Malachi Gossett 106712 Bandera, Texas I just started! First match was 10 Feb. 2018
  24. 13 points
  25. 13 points
    Michigan Slim SASS 96345 Fort Wayne, Indiana Started in 2003. Paradise Pass Regulators

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