The McLean County Peacemaker’s Club organizes monthly cowboy action shooting matches reminiscent of the wild west of the late 1800’s. The events are governed by the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) and are open to anyone who can handle firearms safely regardless of gender, shooting skills, or age (parental supervision is required for all competitors under 21 years of age). Every match provides entrants with fun shooting challenges, a chance to practice their shooting skills, and an opportunity to build friendships among people with common interests.
We had 20 cowpersons (how PC can I get?) at our January match today, including a father & son pair of new shooters. Welcome Dakota Tim and Grey-Eyed Rider. Another efficient match time-wise, were out of there by noon.
Top three for the match were: Flaming Star, Comstock Charley, and Dangerous Dan McGrew. Clean shooters: Flaming Star, Marshal RD and Tomahawk Johnson.
Our next indoor match will be on Saturday, February 19. Let’s all hope for good travel weather. We lucked out this month with only 1″ of new snow on the ground around Bloomington.
Comstock Charley aka: Jim Nelden
Our indoor match on the 18th had 17 contestants shooting 5 stages. Stages were pretty easy except number 5, written by The Grinch to include a 1-shot pistol reload for a 10-second bonus upon hitting rifle target #4. Almost everyone succeeded in hitting the bonus.
The top three finishers in order are: Long Fingers, Comstock Charley, and Dangerous Dan McGrew.
Clean shooters are: Tomahawk Johnson, Missouri Sunshine, Long Fingers and Comstock Charley.
The match was completed in only 2 hours and 5 minutes with the efficient preparation of the shooters. Thanks to all who helped with the teardown and setup.
Announced at the match, our new club website will be created by Dangerous Dan McGrew, who volunteered to be webmaster. The URL will be unchanged.
Our January match will be on the 15th (2022!!). Hope to see everyone in the New Year.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the PeacemakersComstock Charley
Our first indoor match of the season had 23 shooters finish all 5 stages between 9am and noon on the 20th. Thanks to all who helped with the teardown.
Long Fingers, Mackinaw Jack and Comstock Charley were the top three finishers. If the scores for stages 4 and 5 look strange, it’s because there were two 5-second bonuses in each stage.
We had four clean shooters: Chenoa Tim, Marshal RD, Missouri Sunshine and Tomahawk Johnson.
Match scores are available on this web site.
Hope to see another fine collection of cowboys (and girls) at our next match on December 18.
NEW!! A photo directory of members has been added to this site. From the “About us” tab above, link to “Member photos” at bottom of page.
50 yd Men’s Pistol (on tiebreaker) –
1st Midnight Justice (5)
2nd Just Ken (5)
3rd Dangerous Dan McGrew (2)
50 yd Ladies Pistol –
1st Celes Teal Ray (2)
Men’s Pistol Caliber Lever Rifle Smokeless –
1st Lunar Tic Pete (18)
2nd Midnight Justice (17)
3rd Chenoa Tim (15)
Ladies Pistol Caibler Rifle Smokeless –
1st Celes Teal Ray (12)
Men’s Rifle Caliber Lever Rifle Smokeless –
1st Comstock Charley (15)
Men’s Rifle Caliber Lever Rifle Black Powder –
1st Lunar Tic Pete (10)
Men’s Rifle Caliber Single Shot Rifle Smokeless –
1st Chenoa Tim (15)
2nd Tomahawk Johnson (14)
3rd Dangerous Dan McGrew (12)
50 Yard Pistol
1. Midnight Justice 7/10
2. Sheriff Boo Boo Bottom 6/10
3. Comstock Charley 5/10
Pistol Caliber Rifle
1. Midnight Justice 20/20
2. Sheriff Boo Boo Bottom 16/20
3. Kansas Dusty 15/20 (shoot-off on the bottle)
Lever Action Big Bore
1. Comstock Charley 15/20
2.Howard Hallstein 11/20
3.Kansas Dusty 10/20
Single Shot Big Bore
1. Comstock Charley 13/20
SASS approved a proposed rule change when a competitor arrives at the shooting line with the hammer on the rifle cocked. The old rule was an immediate Stage DQ. In the new rule, the RO will take the rifle and point it downrange into the berm and pull the trigger. If a shot is not fired, the competitor will be allowed to proceed. If a shot is fired, there will be a Stage DQ.