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