Archive for July, 2016

WPGC – Cowboy Scores – Saturday July 30th 2016

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Cowboys & Cowgirls,

Talk about good timing, we started shooting the match about 7 minutes early and about 5 minutes after we had the range cleaned up it started pouring down rain.

Congratulations to Cody Maverick our Top Overall Shooter!!

Congratulations to Beartooth, Flatboat Bob, Hotshod, Will Sonnet and Wistful McClintock our Clean All Day Shooters!!

The scores from ACES are attached in PDF format.

2016-07-30 CleanShootersNoMissNoProc.pdf
2016-07-30 DetailedMatchResultsByRank.pdf

Safe Travels,

Striker

Cowboys & Cowgirls, Talk about good timing, we started shooting the match about 7 minutes early and about 5 minutes after we had the range cleaned up it started pouring down rain. Congratulations to Cody Maverick our Top Overall Shooter!! Congratulations to Beartooth, Flatboat Bob, Hotshod, Will Sonnet and Wistful McClintock our Clean All Day […]

WPGC – Cowboy Match & Stages – Saturday July 30th, 2016

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Cowboys & Cowgirls,

We are holding a 5th Saturday cowboy match, this Saturday, July 30th, at the West Point Gun Club.

Since the weather forecast for Saturday looks to be very similar to this past Saturday, we are going to use the same strategy…
– Setup/Shoot in only one bay, shoot 3 stages then reset targets and shoot 3 more stages
– Have tents over the firing line, posse areas, loading/unloading tables
– Have fans setup throughout the shooting area
– Provide plenty of ice cold water
– Dress code, “Cowboy Casual”

I will send out the final match update on Friday morning with the GO, NO GO decision.

The stages have been written by myself and are attached in MS Word and PDF formats. We were going to have the debut match authoring of one Cody Maverick but his match is better suited for two bays so we will use it a little later in the year when the weather is cooler.

Mattaponi Stages 07-30-2016.docx
Mattaponi Stages 07-30-2016.pdf

Safe Travels,

Striker

Cowboys & Cowgirls, We are holding a 5th Saturday cowboy match, this Saturday, July 30th, at the West Point Gun Club. Since the weather forecast for Saturday looks to be very similar to this past Saturday, we are going to use the same strategy…– Setup/Shoot in only one bay, shoot 3 stages then reset targets […]

WPGC – Cowboy Scores – Saturday July 23rd, 2016

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Cowboys & Cowgirls,

If we could just figure out a way to tear down a match under the shade of tents with the fans running, then we would have this heat thing completely figured out.

Because today when you were under the tents with all of the fans running, it was very comfortable but when you stepped out in the sun, you felt like a rotisserie chicken being slow roasted.

The Mattaponi Sundowners held their monthly 4th Saturday match today at the West Point Gun Club.

Congratulations to Cody Maverick as the Top Overall Shooter. Congratulations to Frontier Mick, Major BS Walker, Smackwater and Will Sonnet as our Clean All Day Shooters.

The scores from ACES are attached in PDF format.

2016-07-23 CleanShootersNoMissNoProc.pdf
2016-07-23 DetailedMatchResultsByRank.pdf

Safe Travels,

Striker

Cowboys & Cowgirls, If we could just figure out a way to tear down a match under the shade of tents with the fans running, then we would have this heat thing completely figured out. Because today when you were under the tents with all of the fans running, it was very comfortable but when […]

WPGC – Cowboy Match is a GO – Saturday July 23rd, 2016

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Cowboys & Cowgirls,

The Mattaponi Sundowners match for Saturday, July 23rd is a GO.

Here is the plan….

Dress Code is “Cowboy Casual”, see ( http://www.cavaliercowboys.org/2013/07/what-is-cowboy-casual/ ) for details.

We will only be using one shooting bay and shoot only one posse. The reason for this is that it is less work to reset the targets between stages 3 and 4, than it is to setup two entire bays of targets, props and tents. So, we will shoot stages 1 thru 3, take a short break while we reset targets and then shoot stages 4 thru 6.

There will be tents setup over the firing line, over the posse area, over the loading/unloading tables and we will have the fans going, very similar to what we did this past Sunday.

We will have plenty of ice water for drinking but also encourage everyone to bring their own favorite sport drinks.

We ask that every shooter evaluate their own situation and take into count the weather forecast and any heat advisories in order to make the decision that is best for them.

Safe Travels,

Striker

Cowboys & Cowgirls, The Mattaponi Sundowners match for Saturday, July 23rd is a GO. Here is the plan…. Dress Code is “Cowboy Casual”, see ( http://www.cavaliercowboys.org/2013/07/what-is-cowboy-casual/ ) for details. We will only be using one shooting bay and shoot only one posse. The reason for this is that it is less work to reset the […]

WPGC – Cowboy Match & Stages – Saturday July 23rd, 2016

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Cowboys & Cowgirls,

The Mattaponi Sundowners are hoping to shoot our 4th Saturday match, this Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, at the West Point Gun Club.

The current forecast for Saturday is “HOT”, probably too hot to shoot in even with tents and fans. However, a lot of things can change and as we all know the long range forecasts are wrong more than they are right.

So, I will be sending out an update on Friday morning with the official GO or NO GO decision.

Assuming we are shooting….

The stages have been written by Sassy Shooting Sours and are attached in MS Word and PDF formats.

DAN BLOCKER stages for July 2016 mod by Cody.docx
DAN BLOCKER stages for July 2016 mod by Cody.pdf

The gates will be open by 8:00 am with registration running from 8:30 till 9:30, the mandatory safety meeting at 9:45 and the match itself starting at 10:00 am. The costs of the match is $15.00 for non members and $0 (free) for members of WPGC. Additional information is available on our web site at www.westpointgunclub.com.

Safe Travels,

Striker

Cowboys & Cowgirls, The Mattaponi Sundowners are hoping to shoot our 4th Saturday match, this Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, at the West Point Gun Club. The current forecast for Saturday is “HOT”, probably too hot to shoot in even with tents and fans. However, a lot of things can change and as we all know […]

WPGC – Cowboy Scores – Sunday July 17th, 2016

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Cowboys & Cowgirls,

The Mattaponi Sundowners shot their monthly 3rd Sunday match today at the West Point Gun Club.

Congratulations to Cody Maverick as the Top Overall Shooter!!

Congratulations to Cody Maverick, Longhorn Louie and Will Sonnet for shooting Clean All Day!!

REMINDER – The Mattaponi Sundowners will be shooting a 5th Saturday cowboy match this month on July 30th.

The scores from ACES are attached in PDF format.

2016-07-17 CleanShootersNoMissNoProc.pdf
2016-07-17 DetailedMatchResultsByRank.pdf

Safe Travels,

Striker

Cowboys & Cowgirls, The Mattaponi Sundowners shot their monthly 3rd Sunday match today at the West Point Gun Club. Congratulations to Cody Maverick as the Top Overall Shooter!! Congratulations to Cody Maverick, Longhorn Louie and Will Sonnet for shooting Clean All Day!! REMINDER – The Mattaponi Sundowners will be shooting a 5th Saturday cowboy match […]

WPGC – Double Action Scores – Thursday July 14th, 2016

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The West Point Gun Club held it’s monthly 2nd Thursday Double Action Match today, July 14th, 2016.

Congratulations to Beartooth as the Top Overall Shooter for the main match, there were no Clean All Day Shooters.

Congratulations to Red Cavanaugh as the Top Shooter for the 1911 Stage and the J Frame Stage.

The scores from the main match, the 1911 stage, and the J frame stage are attached in PDF formats.

Mattaponi Double Action results 7-14-16.pdf
Mattaponi Double Action results 1911 7-14-16.pdf
Mattaponi Double Action results J FRAME 7-14-16.pdf

The West Point Gun Club held it’s monthly 2nd Thursday Double Action Match today, July 14th, 2016. Congratulations to Beartooth as the Top Overall Shooter for the main match, there were no Clean All Day Shooters. Congratulations to Red Cavanaugh as the Top Shooter for the 1911 Stage and the J Frame Stage. The scores […]

WPGC – Cowboy Match & Stages – July 17th, 2016

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Cowboys & Cowgirls,

The Mattaponi Sundowners will be holding their monthly 3rd Sunday match, this Sunday, July 17th, 2016, at the West Point Gun Club.

The stages have been written by Flatboat Bob and are attached in both MS Word and PDF formats. There are separate documents for the stage directions and the stage drawings.

STAGES FOR JULY 17, 2016.doc
STAGES FOR JULY 17, 2016.pdf
WPGC Stage Drawings 2016-07-17.docx
WPGC Stage Drawings 2016-07-17.pdf

Unless the weather forecast changes to severe weather (winds and/or thunderstorms) we will be shooting the match on Sunday.

During the next couple of months it is very likely that we will be encountering “hot” weather. To address the “hot” weather, we will be doing the following; setting up tents over the shooting positions, setting up tents over the posse area, setting up tents over the loading/unloading tables, running multiple fans in every shooting bay, providing ice cold drinking water and adjusting the cowboy dress code.

For every match in July and August we will send out an update 24 hours before the match with the plan for that match. This update will include the dress code for the given match. We are taking this 24 hour update approach, because the long range forecast are wrong more than they are right.

In addition, we will be adjusting the stages to help address the “hot” weather. Our approach is to design the stages such that they can be shot from cover and to minimize the number of props. However, the stages will continue to be fun and interesting to shoot.

The match itself will start shooting at 12:30 pm with the gates opening at 10:00, registration running from 10:30 till Noon, and the mandatory safety meeting at 12:00, Noon. The costs of the match is $15.00 for non members and $0.00 (free) for members of WPGC. Additional information is available on our web site at www.westpointgunclub.com.

Safe Travels,

Striker

Cowboys & Cowgirls, The Mattaponi Sundowners will be holding their monthly 3rd Sunday match, this Sunday, July 17th, 2016, at the West Point Gun Club. The stages have been written by Flatboat Bob and are attached in both MS Word and PDF formats. There are separate documents for the stage directions and the stage drawings. […]

13 JUL Rimfire Steel Match

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Shooters!

According to Weather Bug, there is a 70% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow starting at 8 AM through about noon, diminishing to a 60 % chance for the rest of the afternoon. I don’t mind shooting in the rain, but not in thunderstorms. Too many bad memories from the Army.

So I’m sitting here wondering whether to cancel tomorrow’s match. Realizing that the “weatherman” is as wrong as he is right, I’m willing to go out to the range and see what happens before we set up. So I’ll be out there at the usual 8:30 AM. We’ll make a decision then as to what to do.

I understand that those of you who live a ways out of town may not want to drive all the way out here to have to turn back if the weather isn’t safe. So we’ll see what happens and see you on 03 AUG if you decide not to come out tomorrow.

Regards,

r3

Shooters! According to Weather Bug, there is a 70% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow starting at 8 AM through about noon, diminishing to a 60 % chance for the rest of the afternoon. I don’t mind shooting in the rain, but not in thunderstorms. Too many bad memories from the Army. So I’m sitting here wondering […]