June 19 Wild Bunch and June 20 Cowboy Match Results Are Posted

The June 19 Wild Bunch and June 20 Cowboy Match results are now available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Please note that the results for each match (category, overall, and clean) are combined into a single file containing all three reports rather than being listed separately.

Congratulations to our Clean Cowboy Shooters: City Slicker, Hoss Johnson, Partner, Henry Musgrove, and Montana Slim, with a special congratulations to Montana Slim for shooting clean for both the Wild Bunch and Cowboy matches.

Congratulations are also in order for Dolittle B. Ernest and Daisy Ann as the overall men’s and women’s Wild Bunch winners with City Slicker and Deadwood Kitty earning top billing for the Cowboy match.

Our next Cowboy match is scheduled for Sunday, July 18, 2021.

FRU ’21 Teaser #8: Are You Going To Pull Those Pistols?

We’re getting close.  It’s time to get serious about Fall Round-Up 2021.  As you will here Clint ask in this clip, are you going to pull those pistols or whistle Dixie? 

Click here to view the video

We’d love to have you pull your pistols, and your rifle, and your shotgun, and join us at Fall Round-Up.  Side Matches, a Warm-up match and a free pizza party on the 24th, a Saturday night banquet and two fun-filled days of Cowboy Action Shooting on the 25th and 26th, ending with a Sunday afternoon awards luncheon.  There is no better way to kick off our upper-midwest Fall than to spend it in our cowboy town – Camden Mills.

If you’ve not done so already, download the Registration Form by clicking here.  For more information visit us at www.illowairregulars.com or send us an email by clicking here.

Happy Trails and we’ll see you soon.  Enjoy Video Teaser #8. 

Popcorn Kelly
Illowa Irregulars Cowboy Action Shooting
Camden Mills
Milan, Illinois

June 20 Cowboy Match Information and Stages

Illowa Irregulars regularly scheduled June 20, 2021 Monthly Match monthly match is fast approaching.  Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with a 9:15 a.m. Safety Meeting.  Word has it that there will be one or two Cowboys stopping by from out of state on their way EOT to shoot with us.

As we did for last month’s match, we are publishing the stages for June’s match in advance. While not expected, advanced-published stage designs are subject to change should something arise that requires it. Here is the link to this weekend’s Cowboy Stages.

June 20 Cowboy Stages

Illowa Irregulars

PS.  If you’re able to help us set up for the match beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday please do so.  Also, don’t forget we tear things down and put targets away on 9:00 a.m. Monday.

Also, the next Fall Round-Up Teaser video will be released at 7:00 a.m. CDT tomorrow. The teaser’s title “Are you going to pull those pistols?” This is one of my favorite videos in the teaser series. If you’ve not sent in your FRU registration it’s a good time to do so.

June 19 Wild Bunch Match Update and Stages

Illowa Irregulars is hosting a Wild Bunch match June 19, 2021. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with first rounds downrange about 11:00 a.m. (Note: the previous post indicated an 8:00 Registration/9:15 start time but that was incorrect.)

Round Count: Pistol 77, Rifle 51, SG 34.

As indicated before, Costa Rican Kidd is running the Wild Bunch Matches at Milan Rifle Club and is opening up Wild Bunch matches to more shooters.  For those that have a desire to shoot a match, but may not have all equipment necessary for a SASS Sanctioned Wild Bunch match, Milan is offering an OPEN class:

PISTOL: You don’t have a 1911 style pistol? NO WORRIES! Bring your Glock, Sig, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, etc. Any semi- auto with the capacity to hold a minimum of 7rds. A minimum of 3 magazines is required. You say, all I have is a double action revolver? You are in – again 6rds minimum x 3 speed loaders or full moon clips.

RIFLE: Don’t have a lever action rifle? NO WORRIES! You can use any rifle that will shoot a pistol caliber (38spl, 9mm, 45acp and 45 Colt) can be used. All Rifle Courses of fire are 10rds or less. Optionally, you can omit shooting the rifle course of fire.

SHOTGUN: Everyone has a shotgun. Bring what you have, SxS, Over & Under, Pump, Semi Auto and Single Shot. Sorry, forgot you Mossberg owners, magazine feed bolt action. All shotgun courses of Fire are 6 rounds or less.

The intent is not to eliminate SASS Wild Bunch classes, as we will be following guidelines set forth by SASS. Rather we are trying to bring more shooters into the game at the local level. As always, safety is #1!  Is this your 1st rodeo?  NO WORRIES, there will be plenty of seasoned rustlers to lend a hand and offer guidance.

IMPORTANT: For any new shooters coming for the first time to try Wild Bunch, perhaps with other types of guns, all rifle, pistol, and shotgun ammo must be lead only, and no jacketed or semi-jacketed rounds. See the detailed ammunition description at the end of this post.

As we did last month, we are publishing the stages in advance. Here is the link to the June 19 Wild Bunch Stages:

June 19 Wild Bunch Stages

The stages for the June 20 Cowboy Match will be published tomorrow. While not expected, advanced-published stage designs are subject to change should something arise that requires it.

Illowa Irregulars

PS.  If you’re able to help us set up for the matches beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday please do so.  Also, don’t forget we tear things down and put targets away on 9:00 a.m. Monday.


Here are the detailed ammo requirements as published in the SASS Handbook


  • May not be jacketed, semi-jacketed, hollow point, plated, or gas checked. It must
    be all lead. Moly-Disulfide, polymer coated bullets, or equivalents are acceptable.
  • Must be of “single projectile” design. “Multiple projectile” bullets are illegal.
  • Ammunition with bullets recessed below the case mouth is not allowed.
  • All center-fire or rim-fire ammunition must be designed to package the bullet,
    gunpowder, and primer into a single metallic case precisely made to fit the firing
    chamber of the firearm. The primer must be of the type that uses only a small
    charge of impact sensitive chemical that may be located at the center of the case
    head or at its rim.
  • Electrically fired ammunition is illegal.
  • Shotgun size must be number 4 lead birdshot or smaller for all events (no steel or
    plated shot).
  • Magnum and high velocity shotgun shells are not allowed.
  • Shotgun shells shall not be sized down (necked) by the use of any die not
    manufactured for the specific gauge.
  • “Coned” shotgun ammunition (partially-crimped or ogival crimped) is not
  • Shotgun shell shall not be scored (ringed) as to cause the shot-shell case, wad,
    and shot column to be shot from the firearm as one projectile.
  • Pump and lever action shotguns are not allowed to load more than two live rounds
    at a time in the main match stages unless specified in the stage description. In
    team events, shotguns may be loaded to their maximum magazine capacity

EOT Sneak Preview – A Short (Unofficial) Video

I have created and shared several videos this year, some of which are posted on the Illowa Irregulars’ website (like this one) and others just on YouTube. For the most part, I’ll only share Illowa Irregular-related videos on our website, with those that aren’t Illowa Irregulars-related just going up on YouTube.

However, I’m making an exception today and posting a video of Paradise Pass as they get ready to host EOT 2021. While not directly related to Illowa Irregulars, many Irregulars have attended matches at Paradise Pass, several are going to EOT, with others wanting to go but weren’t able to get registered.

I found myself in the vicinity of Paradise Pass this weekend so I visited the range to get a sneak peek before EOT.  As luck would have it, the local club was shooting their month match Saturday.  Although I did not have my gear with me I took a few videos and photographs and created the little video shared below.

From what I saw and heard Paradise Pass is working hard to put on a once-in-a-lifetime EOT. Many thanks to all their members and volunteers! 

Popcorn Kelly