Monday, September 03, 2012

Cowboy Action Shooting at GBR-VII

WOW, big news! It wasn't until the very last minute that this all came together, but some good old fashioned initiative brought it all home! Several years ago i got to visiting with Russ T. Chambers (say his name fast a couple of times!) out at the Pyramid range, and we got to talking about Cowboy Action Shooting. We both agreed it would be neat if there was some way we could get the Cowboy Action Shooting somehow into the Gun Blogger Rendezvous. Unfortunately, there just wasn't any time in the GBR schedule to squeeze it in. We had target range on Friday, pistol bays and steel shooting on Saturday, and Cowboy Fast Draw with Quick Cal on Sunday.

Jasper Agate - The "Sheriff" of the Roop County Cowboy Shooters.

It was looking that we were going the get together with the Sage Hills Cowboy Fast Draw club this year in Virginia city in conjunction with the Virginia city Camel Races Festival. Plans were for the Sage Hills gang to have Cowboy Fast Draw set up at Virginia City to help show off the sport, and attract some new folks to Cowboy Fast Draw Competition. At the very last minute the Camel Races Festival changed management, and the Cowboy Fast Draw participation was denied. This happened only a few weeks ago, and I've been trying to get something as good, or even better, in its place.

Russ T. Chambers

It now looks like Sunday morning may well become one of the highlights of the entire Rendezvous! I tracked down "Jasper Agate" the PREZ of the Roop County Cowboy Shooters, and it turns out that on the same days as the GBR, their club is putting on a three day "Rendezvous" of their own, Western style! When I contacted them  they didn't yet have an activity scheduled for Sunday morning! WOW, what a stroke of luck!

We are going to get a demonstration of Cowboy Action Shooting, and then we'll get a chance to do some shooting and shoot a stage ourselves. There will also be a team competition underway on Sunday morning, so that should be fun to watch too!

This is gonna be fun!!


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