Smoke on the Mattaponi

Attention all Cowboys and Cowgirls,

The Mattaponi Sundowners are hard at work getting ready to present the SASS Virginia State Blackpowder Shootout “Smoke on the Mattaponi”! This is a one day six stage match taking place on Saturday June 25 at the West Point Gun Club. We will shoot all six stages then enjoy a picnic lunch (included in the match fee) catered by Nick’s restaurant. Attached is the match registration form and also a sponsorship application if you would like to be a sponsor of this match. Additional information is available on our website As I have done in the past I can provide shotgun ammo for anyone who would like to participate but does not have shotgun reload equipment.

After lunch if there is enough interest I plan to offer a one stage Plainsman mini side match. Attached is a description of this competition from the SASS handbook. I have percussion pistols and a qualifying rifle for anyone that wishes to participate to use. I will even load and cap the pistols for anyone that wishes to participate. Of course if you have your own you are welcome to use them. Since percussion pistols do not fit in every holster we will start with the pistols staged on the prop. The same will apply for the rifle ammo. If you do not have the thumb strength to cock the pistol one handed you can use the other hand to help as long as that hand is removed and the pistol is fired one handed. Yes, I am trying to eliminate any excuses.

Please come out and join us for a fun filled, smoke filled day!

Thank you,

Potter County Kid

P.S. If you have access to a cowboy group email I ask that you please forward this letter for me. Thank you.


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