Old News

January, 2015

December, 2014

  • Scores: Peaceful's End of Track, 10/19 - Top Guns: Royal Flush and Molly Magoo
  • Sloughhouse Irregulars: New Match Director Marlin Schofield
  • Scores: High Sierra Shootout 2014 May 22-25 - Top Guns: Doc Burwood and Morguns Ann Ammo
  • Video: Doc Burwood and Royal Flush at 5-Dogs Shoot Off. We both had a tough draw for the first round.
  • Overall: Fort Miller 2014 - Top Guns: Doc Burwood and Morguns Ann Ammo
    Side Matches:

  • Video: Dry Gulch at Arroyo Cantua Shoot-off Final Rounds
  • Scores: Dry Gulch at Arroyo Cantua 2014 - Top Guns: Doc Burwood and Molly Magoo
  • Scores: SASS CA Wild Bunch Championship 3/31-4/1 - Introducing the 2014 CA State Champions
    Doc Burwood Men's Modern
    Wobblin Bob - Men's Modern Senior
    Whirlwind Wendy - Women's Modern
    Anonymous - Men's Traditional
    Grizzly Peak Jake - Mens Traditional Senior
  • Cimarron Young Guns: Cimarron Firearms Company is introducing the 6 Young Guns on Facebook. Morguns Ann Ammo is one of them!
  • Video: Morguns Ann Ammo Application Video for the Cimarron Young Guns Program

  • March, 2014

  • Amy Herrera: wife of Chris aka Icarus Frost passed away Sunday March 16, 2014

  • January, 2014

  • WANTED: Cimarron Firearms is looking for six young shooters who didn't listen when their mamas told them not to grow up to be cowboys.

  • December, 2013

  • TG Report: by Allie Mo - Details from the 2013 convention and TG meeting.
  • Rule Change: RO Committee - Action Closing on a long gun.
  • Scores: California State Black Powder Shootout, 11/09 - Top Guns: Lead Ace and Ima Goner
  • Scores: Roop County Days, 9/08 - Top Guns: Bobcat Tyler and Sterling Starr
  • Overall Scores: CVSO XIX SASS Western Regional Championship, 8/7-11 - Top Guns: Robyn Davault and Penny Pepperbox
  • Category Scores:

  • Scores: Plainfield Incident 2013 - Top Guns: Royal Flush and Charlie Parkhurst
  • Photos: Plainfield Incident 2013- Thanks Pancho Sin Lefty.
  • Photos: High Sierra Shootout 2013- Thanks Pancho Sin Lefty.
  • Scores: High Sierra Shootout 2013 - Top Guns: Bobcat Tyler and Molly Magoo
    REVISED 6/4
    "All the paper score sheets have been reviewed and these scores are now accurate."
    Grizzly Peak Jake, Match Director
  • Scores: Helldorado 2013 - Top Guns: Bobcat Tyler and Redwood Rose
  • Scores: Dry Gulch at Arroyo Cantua, 4/25-28 - Top Guns: Royal Flush and Molly Magoo
  • Awards: Dry Gulch at Arroyo Cantua, 4/25-28 - Costume Contests and Spirit of the Game
  • Photos:Dry Gulch at Arroyo Cantua, 4/25-28 - Thanks Double Shot Darlin
    doubleshotdarlin70752@yahoo.com or by phone at (559)799 2829

  • August, 2013

  • Sad News: We lost another shooter. Pure Gold passed Monday night due to Lung Cancer. She was loved by all and will be missed.
    Services will be held at:
    Russ Monroe Chapel, 7960 Winding Way, Fair Oaks Village, Fair Oaks. (No Dress code)
    The service will be at 11 am on Wednesday 8/14.

    January, 2013

  • Two Rivers Posse announces Rum Walker and Molly Magoo as the new Match Directors. Dragon will remain as President of the club, but has decided to pass on the responsibilities of match organization so that he and his family may spend more time together traveling. Rum and Molly look forward to the challenge.

    "We welcome all Cowboy Action Shooters to come and have fun with us. Your suggestions and comments for improving the club and monthly matches, are greatly appreciated," Rum Walker rumwalker@gmail.com

    Two Rivers Posse Info is updated with our Match Directors pictures.

  • December, 2012

  • Info: Firearms Insurance - Information Provided by Bucket of Blood
  • Details: Guns Stolen from El Lazo and Sinful at Adobe Walls September 22nd or 23rd, be on the lookout!
    Sutter Lawman received word that there is a fund where we can all donate to help out our pards.
    Send what you can to: Steve "Mad Dog" McCoy, CVR Sheriff, PO Box 113, Atascadero, CA 93423.
    "Thanks to all at Adobe Walls that contributed to the fund , the generosity of Cowboy Action Shooters never ceases to amaze me!" Mad Dog McCoy.
  • The SASS RO II Booklet update is now available.

  • October 1st, 2012

    Very Special Announcements

    Diamond Dick's Cowboy Town!

    • At the August 22nd, 2012 meeting of the Folsom Shooting Club's Board of Directors, the petition was presented, to re-name Cowboy Town, "Diamond Dick's Cowboy Town". The Board of Directors voted unanimously to grant the request. It was my privilege to communicate the news to Diamond Dick. He was very touched and said this honor means more to him than his induction into the Cowboy Action Shooting Hall of Fame. Dick hopes to be able to pay a visit to his beloved Cowboy Town as soon as he able to do so.
      Sutter Lawman
      Diamond Dick's Cowboy Town Sheriff

    September 9th, 2012

    August 26th, 2012

    • Cowboys Shooting for a Cure raises $501!
      Karen Bass will be participating in a 60-mile walk towards finding a cure for Breast Cancer. A big thank you to all the clubs and individuals at Cowboy Town for helping with this cause.

    • Scores: EOT, 6/16-6/24 - Congratulations to Local Shooters: Badlands Bud World Champion!, Morguns Ann Ammo 5th place Buckarette, Doc Burwood 4th place Wrangler and 5th place Wild Bunch Modern, Tully Mars 4th place Wild Bunch Traditional
    • Shooter Program: EOT, 6/16-6/24 This includes the stage descriptions and schedule of events.
    • Top Gun Vidoes: Sunday's Shootoff on YouTube

    March 09th, 2012

    • Two Rivers Posse Shoot and Swap New Date! October 6th & 7th, 2012.
      I will update the Calendar and Annual Matches soon. Application also coming soon.
    • Scores:Winter Range 2012, 2/26 - Top Gun: Cobra Cat - 2012 National Champion!
      Rattlesnake Wrangler a Buckaroo wins 3rd overall! He also won Speed Pistol! 2.96 10 rnd double tap Nevada sweep.
      Evil Roy 2012 Wild Bunch National Champion!

    February 25, 2012

    • New Shooters Handbooks The 2012 SASS Shooters Handbook, ROI, ROII, and Match Administration Booklets are available now. Thanks Allie Mo!

    • High Noon: Our Local Shooters are having fun after taking Top Honors in Tombstone Arizona!

    • RO-1 Class: February 25, 2012 at the Coyote Valley Sporting Clays Classroom in Morgan Hill.

    February 23, 2012

    Two Rivers Posse

    • Two Rivers Posse Work Party Saturday February 25th starting at 9:00AM to clean up and repair stages. Work gloves, hand tools, power drills and saws along with weedeaters would be helpful if you can bring them. Lunch will be provided. Email Dragon: williammather@hotmail.com with questions or to let him know you are coming.

    February 23, 2012


    • Founders Ranch Break-in!: Guns, ammunition, tools and a security camera stolen.
      Wanted Poster Pictures of the thieves at home emailed by stolen security camera.
      Update Deputies: Group Operates Out of ABQ, One Man Arrested

    January 22, 2012

    Wild Bunch Shooters

    The WBAS Committee is pleased to announce that the IAC 93/97 shotgun is now LEGAL for use in WBAS sanctioned competitions. Following is a link to the post. Click Here

    January 14, 2012

    SASS Convention Broadcast

    Read Allie Mo's comments on the TG Summit Agenda Items.

    December 9, 2011

    Cowboy Town Work Party

    Photos by Clora Form


    December 3, 2011

    Territorial Governors Summit 2011 Voting Results
    Thanks to Maggie Hunter and Nyack Jack

    1. Should the scoring program be changed so that any shooter who does not finish (DNF) TWO or more stages in a match is not eligible for any main match awards?
      PASS - For 235=82.75% -- Against 48=16.90% -- Abstain 1=0.035%

    2. Should the limiting criteria for shooters in Age Based categories be changed from the current “minimum qualifying age OR GREATER” to “between the ages of…”?
      FAIL - For 112=39.44% -- Against 170=59.86% -- Abstain 2=.070%

    3. Should an “OPEN” category be added with NO RESTRICTIONS regarding gender, age, shooting style, or propellant?
      FAIL - For 130=45.77% -- Against 152=53.52% -- Abstain 2=.070%

    4. Should the “B” Western (BW) Category options be rewritten to allow for additional ladies’ costuming options?
      FAIL - For 182=64.08% -- Against 100=35.62% -- Abstain 2=.070%

    5. Should the proposed new Category System be adopted?
      FAIL - For 148=52.11% -- Against 136=47.89% -- Abstain 0=0.00%

    November 6, 2011

    Your Cowboy Town Dollars At Work

    At long last, the trees will get plenty of water. Many thanks to Sutter Lawman and all who helped.

    November 6, 2011

    Bulldog Ric Scores Big on Opening Day!

    A picture's worth a lot of words. Here's our wayward cowboy, Bulldog Ric, with his opening day bull elk. Guess that's one of the things he couldn't do in California. We miss you, Rick & Lady Bulldog!

    November 3, 2011

    SASS Convention Broadcast

    Read the SASS Broadcast regarding the SASS Convention.

    October 19, 2011

    October 2011 T.G. Bulletin

    Check out the latest T.G. BULLETIN, look over the Summit Agenda and talk to your T.G.
    Thanks to Allie Mo.

    October 14, 2011

    Gov. Brown Signs Into Law....

    • Bad News: Gov. Brown signed into law (more....):
      • AB 144 - Ban on Open Carry of Handguns
      • AB 809 - Registration of New Rifle and Shotgun Sales
      • SB 819 - Converts DROS from Fee to a Tax (Slush Fund)
    • Good News: Gov. Brown vetoed:
      • SB 427 - Ammunition Registration & Mail Order Ban

    September 13, 2011

    Gold Country Wild Bunch to Host
    2012 SASS California Wild Bunch Championship

    Thanks to the efforts of Sutter Lawman, the Single Action Shooting Society has awarded the 2012 SASS California State Wild Bunch Championship to Gold County Wild Bunch. The match will be held on Wednesday, April 25, and Thursday, April 26, in conjunction with Dry Gulch at Arroyo Cantua.

    August 4, 2011

    Spirit of the Game Penalty Clarification

    Snakebite posted the following on the SASS Wire (via Allie Mo):

    You are supposed to do your best to shoot the stage the way it is written. If you screw up and do it wrong, you get a "P". If that happens, it does not release you from the obligation to continue the best you can with the scenario. If you CHOOSE to continue the stage in the fastest way possible, just to make up time, then you are NOT doing the right thing. You can claim that your interpretation of the rules is such that once you make a mistake you are no longer obliged to follow the scenario, but that does not make it right. It is a "Spirit of the Game" penalty to do so.

    That is an OFFICIAL ruling from the ROC.

    I would not issue a SOG to a shooter who did such because they were confused. I would issue a SOG to a shooter who did such to save time. How would I know? I would ask the shooter. Yes, the shooter could lie about it and get away with it.

    Integrity is a personal thing. Some have it, and some don't.

    Chief RO

    July 27, 2011

    New Pocket Pistol Rules for
    River City Regulators and Two Rivers Posse

    Effective immediately, RCR and TRP will enforce the use of only SASS legal pocket pistols in all club matches. However, not owning a correct pocket pistol will not preclude your shooting in our matches. The use of derringers will no longer be allowed. Any shooter who does not have a SASS legal pocket pistol will be required to engage a designated regular pistol target in the same manner in stages which require the use of a pocket pistol. This includes any sheriff's model revolver, Bearcats, Single Sixes or any and all .22 caliber pocket pistol revolvers. You may continue to use these pistols until you acquire a SASS legal model.

    From the SASS handbook:

    A pocket pistol is a small frame, fixed sight, pre-1900 design revolver having a barrel length of four inches or less. Pocket pistols must be .31 caliber or larger. Model “P” Colts and clones and revolvers with swing out cylinders are specifically not allowed regardless of caliber, frame size, or barrel length. Pocket pistols may not be used as or converted to main match revolvers.

    In our stages, our pocket pistol shooting strings will be four rounds.

    Thanks and hope to see y'all at our matches!

    River City Regulators & Two Rivers Posse

    May 2, 2011

    Two Rivers Posse Range Is Flooded; Ambush at Durham Ferry Is Cancelled!

    To All Local Cowboy Shooters,

    We are looking at all of two and probably three months before the range will be in shooting condition again. The water level was down a bit today, but we'd still need flat boats to shoot. If you had registered for Ambush, your check went back into the mail for you today. We are not planning for a conventional annual shoot for 2011. When the water recedes, we are planning for a two day "Just Shootin'" event along with a Cowboy swap meet hopefully by the end of August. Don't allow your guns to get cobwebs. Go to our colleague SASS clubs and have some fun. Not so much fun that you forget to come back, though.


    Thank you,


    May 2, 2011

    Overloading the Rifle - No Penalty!

    For the past several years, the rule dealing with overloading the rifle has been a hot topic. Lengthy discussions regarding this issue have taken place at the TG Summit and at most major TG gatherings. In each case, the overwhelming desire of the TGs and the membership at large has been to remove this unfair rule from the SASS Rule Book. Overloading a rifle on a stage is not a safety issue. The safety issue comes into play if the shooter has any rounds left in the rifle after he/she has fired the rifle and committed to the next gun. Changing SASS rules can ONLY be done by the TGs or the Wild Bunch. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to get this issue resolved, the Wild Bunch has decided to MANDATE the change. They do this with the complete backing of the SASS RO committee and, I'm sure, with the majority support of all SASS members. Should the shooter realize that he/she has loaded too many rounds and safely ejects those rounds, it’s a no call.

    Expect an announcement to this effect in the next Cowboy Chronicle abolishing this rule. It will be in effect at this year's EOT

    Additional clarification and examples.


    May 1, 2011

    2011 5 Dogs California State SASS Championship Scores

    Lead Dispenser and Crazy Little Woman are top man and woman at 5 Dogs!

    March 13, 2011

    Captain Law, aka Scott Whiteley, 1945 - 2011

    It is with a sad heart that the Whiteley Family shares its grief in the loss of Captain Robert Scott Whiteley (1945 - 2011). Scott was a veteran, a brother, an uncle, a friend and a true "Rough Rider" at heart.

    Please join us for a Military Burial Ceremony for Scott:

    • April 11th, 2011, 11:00 AM
    • Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
      5810 Midway Road
      Dixon, CA 95620
    • Directions
    • Lunch to follow to share your best Scott stories.

    If you are able to join us please let me know so we can prepare for those who wish to honor Scott's Memory: Hunter Gilliam, h_gilliam123@yahoo.com

    February 3, 2011

    New Break Action Shotgun Covenant

    It seems that some folks have been modifying the top opening lever on break action shotguns. This was discussed at the Summit and the TGs voted to limit this activity. The Range Officer Committee (ROC) has been working on the wording to apply to different models and potential modifications. The final wording will be added to the Shooters Handbook, page 9, as follows:


    • Internal mechanisms to guarantee break action shotguns do not close accidentally may be added or modified.
    • The open angle for break action shotguns may be increased.


    • The top opening lever on break action shotguns may be bent (reprofiled) by no more than ˝” from the center of the tang to the outside edge of the lever.

    Remember, “Any firearm modification not referenced in this Handbook is prohibited.”

    Allie Mo, TG

    January 18, 2011

    AB 962 Ruled Unconstitutionally Vague

    Fresno Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton ruled that AB 962 was unconstitutionally vague and enjoined enforcement of the statute, so mail order ammunition sales to California can continue unabated, and ammunition sales need not be registered under the law. More....

    December 29, 2010

    End of Track donates $1500!

    As a result of the fine turnout we had at this year's End of Track, we were able to donate $1500.00 to Children's Hospital and Research Center Foundation in Oakland, CA. This donation was the combined total of fees from side matches and the sale of opportunity drawing tickets.

    Thanks for your support and best wishes for many clean matches in 2011!

    Grizzly Peak Jake

    December 15, 2010

    2010 Territorial Governors' Summit Report

    Download the TG Summit Report by Allie Mo

    December 12, 2010

    Rules Committee Update

    Presented at the 2010 TG Summit by Snakebite

    1. RO II will no longer be allowed to teach RO I courses unless an RO III (Black Pin) is present.
    2. If you observe rule violations (off posse) that are not enforced by the T.O., Politely bring it to the attention of the Posse Marshal, Range Master or Match Director.
    3. The term R.O. will be changed to read T.O. in many places of the rule book to more accurately reflect what is intended.
    4. If a shooter is coached incorrectly by the T.O. and earns a procedural because of that coaching, the correct process would be to offer the shooter a reshoot (due to incorrect coaching). Simply removing the "P" is not an option because all shooters must shoot the stage the same way.
    5. The Match Director has the final authority at the match: "...and the discretionary authority in extenuating circumstances." The MD is god at a match.
    6. There will be some verbiage rewrites to the rules book in the near future. They will be published when we are finished.
    7. Boot soles in Classic Cowboy and B Western must not have lug soles. Lug soles are not the same as simple "grip enhancing soles", which are allowed.
    8. We are still working on a good definition of what constitutes an open action.
    9. Rear sights on revolvers must be of one color (acceptable color). No white outline allowed.
    10. Who may coach the shooter? The Timer Operator is the Official Coach. Spotters should assist the T.O. in coaching safety issues and knockdown targets.
    11. Are restarts a shooter's right or are they granted by the T.O.? T.O.s may authorize a restart or reshoot. Shooters my request them, but the final decision on the posse is the T.O. If the shooter does not agree, then they may follow the appeals process.
    12. SxS shotguns may not have any springs added to the extractors to assist in extracting the shells.
    13. The Laramie revolver may have the rear sights changed to fixed and then be used in a fixed sight category.
    14. Loading and unloading table procedures are not the same as stage instructions. The stage instructions tell us how many rounds to load and how to shoot the stage etc. Loading table procedures are generally safety related matters.
    15. The unlocking lever on a SXS shotgun may be bent no further than the outside of the tang. This is measured with the action closed.

    November 22, 2010

    Badlands Bud Is Murieta Posse's New Territorial Governor

    Badlands Bud was appointed the new Murieta Posse TG by Grizzly Peak Jake, Murieta Posse's President. The opening was created by the resignation of Wildroot, Murieta Posse's former TG.

    October 2010

    SASS Announces New Wild Bunch Rules!

    Check out the latest revision of the Wild Bunch Rules. Straw hats are OK, no penalty for an empty on the open action of a rifle, MSV for handing off a malfunctioning firearm rather than grounding it, by default shotgun knockdowns may NOT be reengaged, more.

    October 2010

    SASS Announces New Wild Bunch Website!

    Check out the new SASS Wild Bunch Webpage.

    September 30, 2010

    SASS 2010 Territorial Governors' Summit Agenda

    1. Should we eliminate the 10-second minor safety penalty for overloading a RIFLE?
      This would do away with the double penalty for overloading a rifle at the loading table and then leaving the extra live round(s) in the long gun. Penalties for leaving unfired rounds in the rifle would still apply, but if a shooter overloads the rifle, he/she could clear it within the current rules and not be charged a penalty. This rule change would not make the rifle any less safe. Note: this only applies to a rifle and NOT to a revolver or shotgun.
      Should the following Minor Safety Penalty be deleted?
      Loading more than the correct number of live rounds in a firearm.
    2. Should we change the rule regarding empties left on the carrier or in the chamber of a long gun?
      An unfired round in the chamber would continue to carry a Stage Disqualification penalty and an unfired round anywhere else in the action or magazine a 10 second minor safety. This change would eliminate all penalties for EMPTY rounds in the chamber or action of long guns. (Note: this is unclear, but is presented as written. Wildroot)
      Should the MSV penalty for leaving an EMPTY case/hull in a long gun be deleted?
    3. Should we create the new sanctioned shooting category Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter?
      The category would follow the firearm and ammo guidelines of the current Frontier Cartridge category and follow the shooting style and holster requirements of the current Gunfighter Category. The main reason to add FCGF to the list of officially recognized categories is to bring the black powder categories up to par with the smokeless ones in regard to available shooting styles.
      • Smokeless
        • Open/Age-Based (two-handed)
        • Duelist/Senior Duelist/Classic (one-handed)
        • Gunfighter/B-Western (both hands);
      • Black Powder
        • Frontier Cartridge (two-handed)
        • Frontiersman/Frontier Cartridge Duelist (one-handed)
        • Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter (both hands)
    4. The Burgess Rifle is a SASS legal firearm. It was patented in 1882.
      Should the rifle regulations for B-Western be changed to allow the earliest rifle to be from 1880 instead of present 1884?
      Rifles: Any SASS–legal rifle of 1880 or later design or a replica thereof (e.g., Burgess, Lightning, 1892, 1894 Winchester or Marlin).

    SASS 2010 Territorial Governors' Summit Discussion Items

    1. Multiple alias entries by the same individual at the SASS-sanctioned (State and above) level.
    2. Mare's Leg handgun as a main match firearm.
    3. Category restructuring ideas.

    October 14, 2010

    Dexter O'Day, aka Peaceful, Passed Away


    Dear Cowboy Shooting Family,

    It saddens me to announce that Dexter O’Day, aka Peaceful (SASS #256), passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010, after a brave fight with cancer. Peaceful was a long time SASS and Rendezvous shooter and was president of the High Sierra Drifters and West Point Rod & Gun Club. Although he has moved on to that big open range above, those of us who remain behind will have fond memories of being part of his life. Peaceful will be greatly missed.

    Nyack Jack #64693L
    Territorial Governor
    High Sierra Drifters

    September 1, 2010

    Valorie "Rebecca Mae" Perkins Rice 1950 - 2010

    Valorie lost her battle with cancer on the evening of August 23rd, 2010. She passed away peacefully in her Shingle Springs home, with her husband and son by her side.

    She was born in Sacramento, CA on December 29, 1950. Valorie's surviving immediate family includes her husband of 33 years, Ernie (Oklahoma Red); her son Jameson; her three sisters, Daryl Perkins, Serena Biggs, and Tosca Stitt; and their families.

    Throughout Valorie's life she had many diverse jobs and hobbies, but her true passion was the needle arts. She was very active in both the Embroiderers' Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild. She was long-time member of the Camellia Chapter in Sacramento and eventually became a certified needle arts judge. After moving to Shingle Springs, she became the driving force in forming the "Hanging By A Thread" Chapter in Placerville. She was their first Chapter President. She was also on the board responsible for the formation of ANG's first online chapter, "The Cyberpointers".

    It was her wish that no regular service be delivered. A private remembrance is being held for the family.

    Published on Sacbee.com from September 1 to September 2, 2010

    August 8, 2010

    Badlands Bud wins his 5th Western 3 Gun World Cup!

    Our own Badlands Bud won his 5th Western 3 Gun World Championship at the W3G 2010 World Cup August 5-8. Top woman was Raven Moon. Congratulations Bud & Raven Moon!

    August 5, 2010

    Papa Willie aka Charles Welborn passed away August 5, 2010

    Graveside services for Papa Willie will be at 10:00am Tuesday, August 10th. Western/Cowboy attire would be appropriate because Charlie loved Cowboy Shooting so much. There will be a reception following the services at their church, directions to the church will be given at the graveside services.

    • Graveside Services
      Lemoore Cemetery
      1441 N. Lemoore Avenue
      Lemoore, CA 93245
    • Funeral Arrangements:
      Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel
      420 West D Street
      Lemoore, CA 93245-2612
    • Remembrances:
      Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
      470 E. Herndon Avenue Suite 102
      Fresno, CA 93720
    • You May Send Condolences To:
      Charlene "Chucky Mae" Welborn
      14238 Park Street
      Armona, CA 93202

    July 18, 2010

    Bill Snuffbucket aka Jerry Cloke passed away July 18, 2010

    Jerry fought cancer for a long time, but he finally lost. He loved CAS and and very much believed in the spirit of the game. This picture was taken at his last match, Arroyo Cantua 2010. You will be missed, Mr. Snuffbucket. ˇVaya con Dios, Compadre!


    June 27, 2010

    End of Trail Scores

    End of Trail Scores: Congratulations to Top Guns Badlands Bud and Sage Chick!

    June 5, 2010

    A Note from Bill Snuffbucket

    The time has come for me to hang up my guns, and I want to say thank you to all my friends whom I have shot with since 1997; it has been a joy. I give special thanks to Four Eyes, who dragged me to my first meet. I have fought health problems since 2007, and now it’s catching up with me. I practiced long and hard in my persona as a working cowboy and became adept at missing and shooting slow. Anyway I would have used my pistols more for hammering fence staples than shooting bad guys. Please keep me on your e-mail lists so I can follow what’s going on.

    Thank you,

    Bill Snuffbucket

    March 11, 2010

    March 11th Cowboy Town Work Party Photos

    Many thanks to Sutter Lawman, Tippecanoe, Bulldog Ric, Fiddletown, Pyrite, Rancid Ric, Ranger Boyd and Sackett for their efforts March 11th at the Cowboy Town work party. Much was accomplished. Thanks to Tippecanoe for the Pictures!

    March 5, 2010

    A Letter From California Deadeye Dick

    Dear Wildroot,
    I am writing to ask you to publish two items:
    1. I am looking for a pump-action .22 rifle. If anyone has one in good condition, please contact me.

    2. I will not need it for awhile. As maybe most of you know, I have not been around lately. Some of you have seen me at gun shows helping with the NRA. I am not allowed to shoot much due to physical conditions. Most of you know that I broke my hand and was unable to shoot for a while. Then it was back surgery, which also prevented my shooting. I was allowed to go to a major match in New Mexico last year. I had a good time but was in a lot of pain. The cowboys in my posse carried me through the match, which I really enjoyed.  I made a lot of friends, and I am still in email contact with them.

    For some odd reason, I was asked to come to Las Vegas for ten days to be a Range Officer for the USPSA National Handgun Championship. What a thrill to see all the shooters whom you see on television and to be their Range Officer for one stage.

    During the time when I could not shoot, I received my NRA Pistol Instructor Certification, and at the end of this month, I will attend the Certified Rifle Instructor course. 

    With all the shooting I have done, I always look back at the people who helped me along the way. Allie Mo, Wildroot, who showed me how to take apart my new Ruger .22 Hunter Mark III and put it back together again. I have never shot it again in fear I could not get it apart and put back together. Wildroot was always there giving me support and yelling at me when I was doing something wrong, which made me a better shooter and instructor. There are many, many more of you guys and gals out there I also wish to thank.

    It all comes to an end at the end of the month when I have to go back into the hospital (Mercy General) for my third back operation (3 spacers, 6 screws and 2 rods) and after that a knee replacement. I still want to get up with you guys again and shoot and maybe help a little more, but I will probably 80 or 90 years old before that happens. I am shooting (pun) to come out to some events to at least get some wonderful tri-tip dinners and see my friends.  And I will never forget Annie for all her sweet charm and wonderful ways she takes care of the cowboys and Peaceful, too.
    Well, this started out to ask for a used .22 pump-action rifle, and I just got carried away.
    I also want to thank the ones who took pictures of me while shooting, as I still look through them all the time and remember the fun we had and are going to have again.
    Thanks to all you Cowboys I’ve met along the way,

    California Deadeye Dick
    aka Dick Latimer

    March 1, 2010

    SASS Has a New National Champion!

    Winter Range scores are posted - Congratulations to Deuce Stevens!

    January 27, 2010

    January 27th Cowboy Town Work Party Photos

    See what the Cowboy Town Work Party accomplished. Thanks Tippecanoe for the photos

    January 20, 2010

    Clarification of the Timer Operator's Role

    See Snakebite's letter to Sutter Lawman about the Timer Operator's role.

    January 15, 2010

    New SASS Handbooks Available Online

    Check out the 2010 SASS Handbooks. Go to Links...CAS Links...SASS Handbook and RO Manuals or click here.

    January 14, 2010

    Cowboy Town Repair Progress

    The bank and barber shop have been raised thanks to our work party on Thursday, January 14th. Thank you all! Photo....

    January 1, 2010

    Hangtown Vigilance Committee Practice Schedule Change

    Hangtown Vigilance Committee practices will be the 2nd & 4th Thursdays beginning in January. See calendar....

    December 21, 2009

    Congratulations Grizzly Peak Jake, New Murieta Posse President!

    And thanks to Black Jack Traven!

    Black Jack Traven has been a stalwart in Cowboy Action Shooting for many years. From involving his family in the game to leading one of the oldest clubs in the country to running the premier annual shoot in Northern California, he has made outstanding contributions. We are fortunate to have had his guidance and support over these many years.  Plus, he's a lot of fun to shoot with.

    Thanks Black Jack!!
    Grizzly Peak Jake

    December 6, 2009

    2010 Calendar Now Available Two Ways

    The 2010 calendar is now posted. You can access it through the menu: go to Calendar...Calendar. You will then see a menu item for each month and one labeled All of 2010, which shows all 12 months on a single web page.

    Please let me know if you have any additions or corrections -- wildroot@californiagunslingers.com.

    December 5, 2009

    Territorial Governors Voted Down Every Agenda Item
    (Thanks to TG Nyack Jack for the update.)

    Territorial Governors' Summit Agenda Items

    1. Should we adopt the circle of safety concept for the drawing and holstering of handguns from all types of holsters? Holsters must still comply with the 30 degree maximum cant from vertical requirement and handgun muzzles must remain within the four foot circle of safety while drawing and holstering.

      FAILED:  15.1% FOR - 83.7% AGAINST (Required a 2/3rds majority)
    2. Should we eliminate the minor safety penalty for overloading a RIFLE? This will do away with the double jeopardy penalty for overloading a rifle. Penalties for leaving rounds in the rifle would still apply but if a shooter over loaded the rifle they could clear within our rules and not be charged a penalty. (The only problem would be a rifle reload stage - state all reloads must come from the body.) Note this only applies to a rifle and NOT to a revolver or shotgun.

      FAILED:  54.5% FOR - 44.6% AGAINST (Required a 2/3rds majority)
    3. Should we allow the use on adjustable-sighted revolvers in all categories except Classic Cowboy and Black Powder Categories? That would be to allow them in the Duelist and Gunfighter category. They are already legal in all age-based categories and B Western.

      FAILED:  50.6% FOR - 48.2% AGAINST (Required a 2/3rds majority)
    4. Should we eliminate the minor safety penalty for overloading a RIFLE? This will do away with the double jeopardy penalty for overloading a rifle. Penalties for leaving rounds in the rifle would still apply but if a shooter over loaded the rifle they could clear within our rules and not be charged a penalty. (The only problem would be a rifle reload stage - state all reloads must come from the body.) Note this only applies to a rifle and NOT to a revolver or shotgun.

      FAILED:  54.5% FOR - 44.6% AGAINST (Required a 2/3rds majority)
    5. Should we create the new sanctioned shooting category “Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter.” The category would follow the equipment and ammo guidelines of the current “Frontier Cartridge” category and follow the shooting style requirements of the current “Gunfighter” Category.

      FAILED:  58.7% FOR - 40.1% AGAINST (Required a 2/3rds majority)

    December 5, 2009

    Check out Allie Mo's Report on the TG Summit. More....

    November 22, 2009

    New Military Category for Wild Bunch

    At the next Gold Country Wild Bunch match on Saturday, December 19th, there will be a new Military Category. Pistol must be a 1911 that fits into one of the two SASS Categories. Rifle must be a military rifle of the late 1800s or early 1900s, bolt action, lever action or pump. The shotgun must be a Model 97. Pistol may be shot using one or two hands. Lead bullets only, 1400fps max for rifle loads. Bulldog Ric will be the final authority on whether a rifle qualifies as a military rifle of the period.

    November 14, 2009

    Results of California Rangers Election Saturday, November 14, 2009

    The newly elected officers for 2010 for the California Rangers are as follows:

    Office Elected
    Vice President Grizzly Peak Jake
    Treasurer Fresno Willy
    Directors Claude McCall
      Wild Bill Briscoe

    Thanks to Jim Crow the ballots were quickly collected and counted.

    Paniolo Lady
    President, California Rangers

    October 28, 2009

    Check Out the Help Menu

    New help items added to view archived scores and to link to scores. See Help....

    October 26, 2009

    Check Out these Videos on the Circle of Safety TG Agenda Item More....

    Then Tell Your TG What You Think See Contacts....

    October 20, 2009

    New Website Features

    Old News - At the request of Preacher Joe, I've added an Old News page. If there was something in the scrolling window you meant to read, but when you finally got around to it, it was gone, you can go to News...Old News through the menus. I'll keep old news items on the Old News page for at least 30 days.

    If you want to look at old scores or old photos, you can get to them through the menus as before. Currently, old scores from January 2005 and old photos from February 2005 are available in the Archives.

    Help - I've added a Help menu item to the menu bar. If you want to scan the help items, click on Help. If you want to view a particular topic, hover over Help, then click on the item you want in the submenu. Currently, there is a submenu item for each of the following:

    • How to Use the Scrolling Window
    • If You Missed Something
    • How to Submit Photos
    • How to Submit Ads
    • How to Submit Scores
    • How to Fix Firefox Error 400

    Contacts - I've added a list of the local clubs' Territorial Governors and links to their email addresses.

    I'll add more help as issues come up. If there's something you'd like to see added, let me know.

    October 18, 2009

    How Do You Like This New Window?

    I'm using this window to replace the announcements page.

    Move your mouse pointer over the up or down arrows to scroll the contents of the window. When you move your mouse pointer off of the arrow, it will stop the scrolling. When the scrolling is stopped, you can click on any links in the message.

    My intent with this scrolling window is to present the table of contents for an organic Online Newsletter. Rather than take the time and space to present announcements in full in the scrolling window, I'll provide a link to a content page with all the information. This way you can come to the website and scroll the contents of the window to see if there's anything new you'd like to know more about without having to wait through old announcements to get to the new stuff. Basically, it's the same as the old, little scrolling window that Anita Margarita created with a couple of additions:

    • You can scroll the contents in either direction.
    • There are links in the headlines so you won't have to navigate the menus to get to an item.
    • There is more space for the headlines to be a little more descriptive.
    • There won't be a pause for each headline; you won't have to wait until one headline moves on before you can see the next one.
    • The headlines will scroll quickly, allowing you to scan them. You can stop the scrolling if you want to look at an item longer.

    The old menu structure will still work, so you'll be able to access scores, photos, club info, annual matches, etc. the way you always have.

    As you may have noticed, this is an evolving concept. I really want this website to serve you, so please give me your feedback -- positive or negative. Let me know what you think: wildroot@californiagunslingers.com.


    October 16, 2009

    Cowboy Town Suffered Severe Damage in This Week's Storm
    Report submitted by Tippecanoe

    The damage
    The Tuesday, October 13th, wind gusts were clocked at a high of 53mph! At some point, the gusts coming from the south raised the hotel/bank porch roof which shoved all of the bay 3 sets over flat except where targets, shelves, cactus, etc. stopped the fall. The boardwalk is intact. The facades are sort of intact, certainly repairable. In fact the brickwork on the bank looks just like it rode through a large earthquake -- gives it character. The shade canopy between cantina and livery was tossed to the back of the bay, its poles were bent up badly, the covering was ripped in many places. The porch roofing is in as good condition as can be expected from its air travel over 60+ feet to land upside down deep in the bay.

    The good news
    The jail, California Rangers' building, cantina and livery all withstood the storm with no damage. At the end of today's work party -- some party, more like a funeral -- thhe sets are cut apart, they are now lying flat (somewhat) and awaiting a new construction scheme to re-erect them in way to withstand the high winds that seem to visit us yearly or more often. One theory is that this desecration was from above because Jackalope didn't go to church last Sunday.

    Cowboy Town is still in business
    Tomorrow's Wild Bunch Match is ON. Sunday's Murieta Posse is ON. We will not be using bay 3. Stages have been set up in bay 4.

    If you wish to explore the damages up close, BE CAREFUL. There are lots of rusty nails still protruding from all the wood within bay 3 -- Cowboy Town will not be responsible for your visit to the tetanus shot dispenser should you encounter one of the nails.

    Many thanks to today's cleanup crew: Sheriff Sutter Lawman, Mosebee, Rancid Rick, Sackett, Grizzly Peak Jake and Tippecanoe.

    Tippecanoe has
    high resolution pictures available if anyone wants them. Contact him. Low resolution pictures can be viewed here

    October 15, 2009

    Repeal AB 962 (Handgun Ammunition Registration)!

    Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 962 (Handgun Ammunition Registration) into law, effective February 1, 2011. AB 962 will require that handgun ammunition purchasers provide an acceptable picture ID and be fingerprinted, and it will ban mail-order handgun ammunition purchases. AB 373 would repeal AB 972. The NRA has started a campaign to deliver a huge number of support letters to the Capitol during the Legislative Hearings on AB373 in January 2010. The NRA can't do this without your support.

    Please download this Letter in Support of AB 373 and get as many people as possible to sign and return it. Deliver copies to your local shooting ranges, gun stores, friends, etc. Help fight legitimate handgun ammunition purchasers being treated like criminals.

    And, please sign this online petition: http://www.calnra.com/cgi-bin/petition.cgi

    If you want to know what it will be like if AB 972 goes into effect, read the full text of AB 962.

    October 12, 2009

    Check Out the SASS Territorial Bulletin for October 2009

    It contains the agenda items for the TG Summit in December. More....

    October 12, 2009

    Read Allie Mo's Minutes of the TG Meeting at the 10/8/09 Western Regional More....

    August 30, 2009

    Goodbye from Anita Margarita & Jackalope

    As many of you know, Jackalope and I have moved to Tennessee. Although we are excited about the move and our new life there, we are sad to leave all of our wonderful friends here. Who knew when we started cowboy action shooting six years ago that it would become such a huge part of our lives? And what an incredible place to have started - such a variety of venues, so many different approaches to playing the game, so many friendly, welcoming people. We will miss you all.

    My email address at californiagunslingers.com has disappeared in the transition, so please begin sending any emails to me at: anita_margarita@ymail.com.

    As we still have family in the area, we will be back to visit from time to time. So, until we see you again, good luck to everyone and stay in touch!

    Anita Margarita

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