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0322-0325 2018 Columbus TX - THSS Trailhead

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Trailhead is THSS’ annual large shoot that spans four days and features tons of action that should appeal to all shooters! Click here for full details.


Located near Columbus, Texas, it is easy to get to "Gunsmoke, Texas" via IH-10 or Hwy 71. 


The match will be held March 22-25, 2018. Click on the icon below to download a fillable PDF application.

Trailhead Application PDFTrailhead Application (Fillable PDF)

Calendar of Events:

Day 1 (Thursday, March 22rd):

  • 10:00 am – Registration begins
  • 1:00 pm until evening – Side Matches
    • Fastest Pistol
    • Fastest Rifle
    • Fastest Shotgun 97 & 87
    • Fastest Double Barrel
    • Fastest Pocket Pistol
    • Fastest Derringer
    • .22 Side Match
    • Big Bore Lever
    • Big Bore Single Shot
    • Plainsman
    • Night Shoot

Day 2 (Friday, March 23th)

  • 8:30 am – Five stages of Main Matches
    • After Main Match – Long Range Side Match and Trailwalk Side Match
  • 6:00 pm – Friday Night Social & Side Match Awards on-site at Gunsmoke

Day 3 (Saturday, March 24th)

Day 4 (Sunday, March 25th)

  • 9:00 am: Master Gunfighter, Team, and Couples Side Matches

THSS has additional rules for the Long Range side match and THSS Wild Bunch main match categories. Click here for additional details on those two categories.



Looking for a place to stay during Trailhead or another THSS match? See our Local Accommodations page for information on discounts in the nearby Columbus area.

Dry RV & tent camping is available at Gunsmoke during Trailhead.

Thousand Trails RV Campground is less than five minutes away and offers electricity, sewer lines, and other amenities. 800-288-7245 or 979-732-8229

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Something new for this year is the awards for category winners of the main match. First Place will receive a special antique gold buckle, while Second and Third Place finishers will receive an antique silver buckle. The Top Hand Man and Top Hand Woman overall winners will also receive a set of commemorative spurs.


Click here for full Trailhead details including application. 


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