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  1. 44 points
    I've been reading posts on this Wire and posts made on some "social media" cowboy shooting sites by our own members, shooting us in the foot! They complain about how SASS folks don't dress right anymore, or they shoot highly modified guns and you can't win without them, and they complain that boots aren't right or the leather isn't authentic or whatever the burr is under their saddle at the time. I suggest, if the manner of dress isn't SASS legal, then call them on it. There are penalties for shooting that way. If it is SASS legal, then get over it. If you want to see rules changed, then have your TG take it up the chain. Work for change, don't just complain. Some want a category for Box Stock guns, then work with your club to get the category started, work out the kinks. Many categories started that way Some want a "Big Iron" category with increased power factors. Same thing, work on the category at club level and see how it goes. If it's successful, it will spread. If you want "mouse-fart" loads eliminated, work with your TG, move it up the chain, lobby SASS to change the power factor rules. Don't just complain... do something! In the meantime, if the load is legal, or the dress is legal, that's the game. Let folks play it like it's written. Or, work with like-minded folks to get the rules changed. If the load is too weak to meet power factor, or the dress is less than legal, challenge it. It's either legal or it's not. But, the grousing and complaining drives away prospective shooters.
  2. 24 points
    In the early fall of 1958 I was a student at the University of Missouri. I met a little dark haired girl who asked me to go to a "Sadie Hawkins" day dance with her. One bite and the hook was set. I went home a couple of weeks later and told my Mother that I had found the woman I was going to marry. I was convinced but Miss Lorrie wasn't I went into full pursuit and in 1960 she agreed to marry me. Marriage date was June 11, 1961. By my calculations that was 57 years ago. Somewhere along the line her hair turned grey instead of black but I love her more today than I did then.
  3. 20 points
    Howdy, I wanted to let you all know the outcome of our cowboy clinic we held in Morgan, UT. As you all know I am an advocate for the sport. I love to promote it and work hard to get new shooters. I posted on here a month ago the results from hosting a cowboy clinic in Morgan, UT at the public range. We had 126 participants 78 of which were new shooters. So where did that lead you ask?? Well ill be glad to tell you. The county was so impressed with our numbers that they are building us a range attached to the public range. Yup you heard that right they are building us a range to start a new club in Morgan. The city council is looking at the BIG picture. A successful cowboy club brings in business to the town. It’s a small town of only 4k but located in a beautiful valley and only 45 mins from Salt Lake City. With the right curb appeal, it can really be a successful club. So what’s cooler that the county building us a range you ask? what does this time frame look like? How long and what type of planning to get a club started? Well I am glad you ask…. I got a phone call today asking how long (front to back) we would like the bays. I called back and told them and then ask why. The reply was well we are on the range building the bays right now so we wanted to make them like you want. YUP YOUR HEARD THAT RIGHT TOO, THEY ARE DIGGING THE BAYS TODAY AND TOMORROW IT WILL BE FINISHED. We are starting with three bays 50ft wide and 100ft long. They said if the club grows and is successful they will build 6 more. WHATT??? So what did this cost me?? Time, ammo and a deep love for the sport. I promoted the sport in my own way, loaded 4K rounds, ask other shooters to participate in the clinic and BOOM we have the start of something great.. Well that’s my story, I will post updates as we progress and photos. Ohh and buy the way so far we have 4 new SASS members out of the deal that come to our current club in Kaysville, but they are from Morgan. See you all at the bar at EOT. H.Wolf
  4. 18 points
    I couldn’t agree more. What’s even more annoying is when these posts come from people who don’t even go to matches anymore and only really exist online.
  5. 17 points
    SASS Alias: Dutch Coroner SASS #: 82128 Where you are from: Virginia How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 10 years
  6. 17 points
    SASS Alias: Tame Bill SASS # 30699 Kansas Shooting for 18 years
  7. 16 points
    A few years ago Tell Sackett out of Texas needed a 1897 stock in an ad in the Classifieds so I sent him a couple and he picked out the one that he wanted and sent the other one back. While we were emailing back and forth he found out that I was going to raffle off one of the guncarts that I build for charity and he bought a bunch of tickets. Since then every time I have a cart raffle I’d let Tell know and he’d buy some more tickets. I was selling tickets last fall and the drawing was going to be at The Western Divisional and the proceeds went to the Ladies Of Cowboy Action Shooting (LOCAS) to help them promote our sport to potential lady shooters and help keep lady shooters involved in our sport. Well Tell bought another bunch of tickets and made me promise that if he didn’t win I’d build him and his wife Angel a guncart. He didn’t win. Well I broke the news to him and told him that I’d build him a cart over the winter. I told him to think about what he wanted in a guncart for a couple of weeks and we’d talk about it over Thanksgiving weekend. I called Tell and we discussed guncarts and I’ve posted in the past that I lay awake at night thinking of the next great guncart that I’d like to build and he asked me what was keeping me awake lately so I told him, a double rolltop guncart. He said “ you mean like a his and hers rolltop”? And I said yes and that’s when it all got started. I laid awake at night trying to build this one in my head and I think it came out pretty nice. The center panel in the upper cabinet had to be built 3 times before I got it right. The center panel is attached to the cabinet top with a full length sliding dovetail joint. The carcasse, chest and carriage are walnut and the back panel and tambour doors are African black limba. The trays and empty ammo bin are also black Limba. I found a very nice wine colored embossed fabric that I lined the trays and drawer with. The wheel spokes are also black limba. Double Diamond, aka: Darrell Brinkmeier from Escondido did all of the leatherwork including the carved, tooled medallion on the front of the chest and on the crest of the upper cabinet. If you look closely at the chest medallion you’ll see the individual painted beads on the knife sheath and the arrow quiver and on the spear point you can see the flakes. There is so much detail in the medallion it’s incredible. Darrell even installed leather handle wraps with baseball stitching, a very nice touch. I’ve been fighting an enflamed sciatic nerve for the last few months and Darrell has been a great help when I’ve needed it, he’s a pard to ride the river with. For the chest trays and empty bin I used some figured black limba also as I like the contrast that it has with walnut. Each side of the upper cabinet will hold two long guns and two revolvers in holsters.
  8. 16 points
  9. 16 points
    Me and J-Bar also known as the Evil Twins
  10. 15 points
    I was fortunate enough yesterday afternoon to get a good run in and was able to set a new world record for lever action rifle speed. I ran 10 rounds on a single target in 1.55 seconds starting with an empty chamber. I want to say thank you to Shotgun Boogie Gunworks, The Cowboys and Indian store, Buffalo Cartridge Co. , Scott Kelly, and Starline Brass without all these folks outstanding products and help over the years, this wouldn’t have been possible. 55FCB675-A390-4A0D-B953-4AFA56225FA5.MOV
  11. 15 points
    SASS Alias: Titus A. Gnatsass SASS #: 71705 Where you are from: Missouri How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 12 years
  12. 15 points
    Dantankerous SASS # 85193 Kansas Playing cowboy for 9 years.
  13. 15 points
    SASS Alias: J-Bar SASS #: 18287 Where you are from: Missouri How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: Since 1998
  14. 14 points
    China Camp, Deadly Redly, Montana Dan and Doc Holiday at End of Trail, Coto De Caza, 1988 Winners of the THREE shooting categories at EoT 1988: Black Powder - Hangfire Hank, Traditional - Lucky Smucky, and Modern - Deadly Redly Irish Clementine, Montana Belle, Cholla, Calamity Jo and Kid Sticks, Top Lady Shooters 1988 EoT End of Trail, 1988. Top Lady was Kid Sticks and Top Gun Winner was Lucky Smucky These are excerpts from an album on my FaceBook site Cowboy Action Shooting Gallery But since a lot of folks don't have a FB account I posted a few of them here. Just a bit of SASS history.
  15. 14 points
    1) Shooter must STOP (or be stopped) immediately due to the seriousness of the SAFETY issue involved. This would NOT constitute "RO impeding/interference" in handling a shooter's equipment failure; therefore there would be NO GROUNDS for a restart/reshoot. Precedent exists regarding the handling of a suspected "squib" during stage engagement. 2) If the shooter is able to remedy the issue SAFELY, s/he may continue the stage after resolution. An RO should be allowed to "safely assist" the shooter in this case (e.g. retrieve & return dropped safety glasses to the shooter if the shooter has a cocked firearm in hand) 3) If the shooter is unable to SAFELY resolve the situation (e.g. glasses are broken or end up ahead of an active firing line), the shooter would receive a DNF due to inability to continue and complete the stage.
  16. 14 points
    When SASS decided to "Revamp" the Wire or better yet give the Wire and it's members a "FRESH START", we assumed everyone learned their lessons and could behave themselves. Frankly I don't get it. We continue to drag up Old Grudges and continue to battle each other. Please Stop! We (the Mod's) tend to get slammed for Locking Posts, Hiding Posts, and Deleting Posts. We wouldn't have to do that if everyone could just treat each other with respect. Now I am asking that since SASS decided to give everyone a Fresh Start could everyone please do the same with each other and drop the personal grudges. Let bygones be bygones. Things happened, feelings got hurt, whatever. It's time to move on. There, I feel better... Thank you. Have a great day.
  17. 14 points
    SASS Alias: Rye Miles SASS # 13621 Shooting for 20 years
  18. 14 points
    Allie Mo SASS No. 25217 From: Fiddletown, CA Shooting: 19 years
  19. 13 points
    No one is asking for anyone to change, just be civil. At least that is how I see it.
  20. 13 points
    JS does great work...no doubt! I've never own any but some of my friends have. But...there are other great Smiths out there that do fantastic work. I'm always cautious these days to sing praises for one or another since a few of them have become friends and mentors. To say that one is so much better that you must use him if you are serious about this game goes a little too far...IMO. Thank god for all the good CAS Smiths out there... Phantom
  21. 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
  22. 13 points
    Reverend Malachi Gossett 106712 Bandera, Texas I just started! First match was 10 Feb. 2018
  23. 13 points
  24. 13 points
    Michigan Slim SASS 96345 Fort Wayne, Indiana Started in 2003. Paradise Pass Regulators
  25. 12 points
    Alias: Tucker T Fudpucker SASS # 70884 Where I'm from: Aiken, SC How long in SASS: 9 years Me and Miss T

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