As you may have surmised, our “firm range ground” from Saturday turned to roiling rapids by Sunday morning as the Loami area picked up 2″ of additional rain after the targets were set up on Saturday, bringing the 30-day total to nearly 15″ according to state hydrology maps.
Lemon Drop Kid discovered the watery world on Sunday when he arrived at the range about 7:45 a.m. Although too late to stop many of us who were already most of the way to Springfield by that time of the morning, the organizers did their best to notify people whose cell numbers they had on hand.
Nonetheless, 16 of us braved the potholes on the detour along with a little water on the road to check out the range, staying to visit with our shooting buddies.
In other news:
New photos are posted on the Photo Gallery:
End of Trail 2011 The U.S. Championship of Single Action Shooting Society [SASS] was held this past week, June 19 – 26th at Founders Ranch in New Mexico with 674 shooters. Our own Black Jack McGinnis served as an official photographer for the event.
Cowboy Action Winners were:
- Lead Dispencer - Men’s World Champion & Overall Winner
- Holy Terror – Ladies World Champion [ #7 Overall and Clean]
Wild Bunch Winners were:
- Last Chance Morales - Wild Bunch Modern Champion
- Long Hunter – Wild Bunch Traditional Champion
- Half -a-Hand-Henri - Ladies Wild Bunch Modern Champion
- Texas Tiger – Ladies Wild Bunch Traditional Champion
Head for Cisne, Illinois where the Lakewood Marshalls are shooting on Saturday, July 2, 2011.
Registration starts at 9 a.m., match begins at 10 a.m. They shoot 6 stages total and break for lunch half-way through. It’s a lovely shady setting with well-maintained gravel paths between permanent “town” stages.
For more information, contact Sgt Eli 618-847-4209