Who are the Long Nine cowboys today?
by Buffalo Buck SASS 5042 MS 113
The Long Nine today is a Cowboy Action Shooting club based in Springfield, Illinois. The Long Nine was started by a group of Cowboy Action Shooters that belonged to the Springfield Sportsmen’s Conservation Club who had been holding Cowboy Action Shoots monthly for several years. The name was concocted by Buffalo Buck, Black Jack McGinnis and Layne Spar. It is a name that is unique to Illinois history. It was voted upon by the SASS members of the SSCC to affiliated with the national organization of Cowboy Action Shooting known as the Single Action Shooting Society. The vote was taken at the February, 1998 shoot to affiliate with SASS.
It was unanimous. Buffalo Buck was chosen as the club’s first Territorial Governor.
The Long Nine hold their matches on the fourth Sunday of the month.
The first Territorial Governor was Buffalo Buck 5042 AKA Andrew L.
Officers & Board Members for the Long Nine Cowboys
Billy the Avenger – President
Don Jorge – Vice President
Miss Pistol Whipper – Secretary
Mad Jake Mattson- Treasurer
The Rossiman – Board Member at Large
Others Who Help Out
Lemon Drop Kid – Territorial Governor
Marshall J.D. Oak – Long Range Match Coordinator
Lady Viper – Web Production & Communications