The Peacemaker match today attracted 17, including one new shooter, Maraudino (which means marauder). Arizona Buffalo Joe put together 5 sometimes challenging stages that were competed around 11 a.m. Thanks to all for helping with cleanup.
Top five finishers were: Dangerous Dan McGrew, Flaming Star, Comstock Charley, Chenoa Tim and Tomahawk Johnson. A remarkable 6 shot clean today: Chenoa Tim, Dangerous Dan McGrew, Flaming Star, Katie Twoshots, Marshal RD and Tomahawk Johnson.
Our next match will be February 18. We are planning a club banquet & officer elections on March 11 at Bandana’s in Bloomington. More details will be forthcoming.
The McLean County Peacemakers had their year-ending shoot today with 20 cowfolks in attendance. A new shooter, Noname James, was welcomed. Hope to see him often and that he discovers the “perfect” SASS alias.
The group shot very efficiently, completing five stages in only two hours. Top finishers are: Long Fingers, Comstock Charley, Flaming Star and Dangerous Dan McGrew. The five clean shooters are: Comstock Charley, Flaming Star, Katie Twoshots, Marshal RD and Sheriff Boo Boo Bottom. The scores are linked below.
Our first shoot of 2023 will be January 21, same time/same place. Hope to see you then.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the McLean County Peacemakers
McLean County Peacemakers held their monthly indoor match this morning. Sixteen cowboys & cowgirls came out on a very cold morning to whack the steel bad-guys. Twenty seconds of bonuses helped reduce the overall times. Top three finishers are: Comstock Charley, Dangerous Dan McGrew, and Flaming Star. The clean shooters are: Comstock Charley, Flaming Star, and Missouri Sunshine.
Our first 50/50 raffle was won by Chenoa Tim, who donated his winnings to the club. Thanks Tim.
The next indoor match is December 17. Take a break from Christmas shopping and please join us.
It started out COLD (33 degrees), but the sunshine and lack of wind made it bearable. By the end of the match it was 51 degrees, and most of the coats had been removed for a beautiful day.
There were 25 shooters split into two posses today at the Darnall’s range. Flaming Star came over from Cincinnati OH to shoot clean and win the match. Comstock Charley was second and Dangerous Dan McGrew was third. The other clean shooter was Marshall RD.
We welcomed one “new” shooter, Dusty Dimes from DeKalb. I show new in quotes because he’s shot cowboy before, just not at our club. Also, we welcomed back Max Muletrain after several years away.
I suspect this will be the last outdoor shoot for the year. Our indoor season will start November 19th, same time same place. It might be held outdoors if the weather is spectacular. Hope to see you then.
We had Perfect weather and nine shooters that shot in 21 categories. It was a great group and everyone helped out. Special thanks to Arizona Buffalo Joe for setting up, painting and repainting and tearing down all the targets. Thank you to all who attended! Tomahawk Johnson Match Director.
Lever Action Rifle – Rifle caliber:
First Wapiti Waldi - 14
Second Comstock Charlie - 11
Third Dennis Rainville - 7
Lever Action Rifle – Pistol Caliber
First Midnight Justice - 19
Second Wapiti Waldi - 18
Third Arizona Buffalo Joe - 14
Single Shot Rifle – Rifle Caliber
First Comstock Charlie - 15
Second Tomahawk Johnson - 11
Single Shot Rifle – Rifle Caliber – Black Powder
First Dangerous Dan McGrew - 10
Lever Action Rifle – Pistol Caliber – Ladies
First Lady Lou - 6
Revolver 50 yard:
First Midnight Justice - 8 out of 10
Second Wapiti Waldi - 6 out of 10
Third Comstock Charlie - 5 out of 10
Trent “Tomahawk” Johnson “Success comes to those who hustle wisely”
The match ran a little longer than usual today because the 20 shooters were in a single posse; but we got done about 1pm. The first stage Texas Star, sometimes called the Death Star, took the longest because of time to reset the target for each shooter. Stages 2 and 3 were in an unfamiliar location on the range because a training class had taken over our familiar 25 yard bay. Lots of sun, and it was a bit warm when we finished. I believe everyone had fun, though.
The top five finishers in order are: Midnight Justice, Comstock Charley, Chenoa Tim, Dangerous Dan McGrew, and Marshal RD. The two clean shooters are: Marshal RD and Comstock Charley. Score sheets are below.
Our next monthly match will be October 15 and should be outdoors. We will be prepared to shoot indoors if the weather dictates. Remember there is no black powder or shotgun at indoor shoots.
The biannual Quigley rifle match is coming October 1. The flier is one post below.
Also, below is the updated Cowboy Match flier for October through March.
Today’s match started out with a few drizzles, but the sun was shining by the third stage. The top three finishers in order are: Midnight Justice, Comstock Charley and Flaming Star. Clean shooters are: Comstock Charley, Flaming Star, Chenoa Tim, Wapiti Waldi, and Katie Twoshots. Congratulations shooters!
A special welcome to our new shooter Mean Mark! Thanks to all who helped with the teardown and setup. That help is very much appreciated. Our September match will be on the 17th. Hope to see a big turnout!
I’m sorry there was no scores printout right after the match. We had a major cockpit error on the scoring tablets. I had to manually re-enter all the scores from the paper sheets. The results are attached.
Twenty nine cow people (persons?) shot today in two posses during the best match weather we will likely see this year. The top five finishers are: Midnight Justice, Dangerous Dan McGrew, Comstock Charley, Marshal RD and Fire Marshal Bill. Clean shooters are: Marshal RD, Tomahawk Johnson, Fire Marshal Bill and Lady Lou. Congratulations to all competitors. We hope to see you next month.
The weather could have been better, and we did get somewhat wet, and the match was cut short at 4 (instead of 5) stages by lightning. Despite all that, there were 19 shooters at today’s match.
Flaming Star came all the way from Ohio to win the match. Long Fingers and Comstock Charley filled out the top 3. Clean shooters were: Marshal RD, Flaming Star, Comstock Charley, Chenoa Tim and Missouri Sunshine.
Stage 1 was to be the last stage, but lightning, thunder and a deluge caused its cancellation. We started on Stage 2 because it wasn’t raining at 9 a.m. and that location had us shooting without cover. Rain started near the end of stage 4 and we finished 5 then packed it in. Looking forward to June flowers.
We had 9 Shooters including 3 Ladies shoot in 21 different Classes. The results were close as always. Some Great Shooting was done by the competitors!
Pistol Caliber Lever Action Rifle Men’s:
1st Arizona Buffalo Joe 19
2nd Chenoa Tim 18
3rd Dangerous Dan McGrew 17
Pistol Caliber Lever Action Rifle Ladies':
1st Celest Teal Ray 15
2nd Galva Girl 13
3rd Lady Lou 9
1st Comstock Charley 8
2nd Dangerous Dan McGrew 3
1st Celest Teal Ray 1
Lever Action Rifle in Rifle Caliber Smokeless:
1st Comstock Charley 13
Lever Action Rifle in Rifle Caliber Black Powder:
1st Lunar Tic Pete 6
Single Shot Rifle in Rifle Caliber Smokeless:
1st Chenoa Tim 15
2nd Tomahawk Johnson 14
3rd Dangerous Dan McGrew/Comstock Charley 13
Single Shot Rifle in Rifle Caliber Smokeless Ladies':
1st Galva Girl 6
Although our first outdoor match of the season was a bit chilly, we had 18 hardy contestants show up. The sun was shining, steel was clanging, and there were plenty of smiles to kick-off another fun outdoor season. The top three finishers in order are: Midnight Justice, Chenoa Tim, and Marshal RD. Clean shooters are: Chenoa Tim and Dee Mack Jack. Congratulations shooters!
Thanks to all who helped with the teardown and setup. That help is very much appreciated. Our May match will be on the 21st.
Rainy and cold outside, warmer and dry inside, the Peacemakers cowboy match had 17 folks come to fight the steel bad guys. Another very efficient match, clean-up was finished by 11:20. Scores’ link is below.
Top three were: Comstock Charley, Flaming Star and Mackinaw Jack. Marshal RD and Chenoa Tim shot the match clean.
Spring arrives tomorrow, so next month we’re planning to shoot outdoors. Black powder and shotguns will be welcome again if weather and ground conditions allow. The match will be written for an outdoor shoot, but April weather can be treacherous. Hope for warm & dry, prepare for cool and muddy.
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.
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