June 17/18 Update, and a Target Pick up Discussion

Usually, I use superlatives similar to “near perfect” when describing upcoming match day weather.  I’m going to go further today as I describe this coming Saturday and Sunday – the days we’ve scheduled for Saturday’s June 17 Wild Bunch Match and Sunday’s June 18 Cowboy match.  They’re not just looking to be near perfect, but actually PERFECT:  Matches beginning with temps in the upper 70’s and ending in the low 80’s, and no rain.  Wild Bunch registration begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday; Cowboy registration begins at 8:00 Sunday.

If you’re on the fence about coming over for one or both matches this weekend, step off in our direction.  If you’d already sort of decided to not come over, you may want to reconsider.  We’ll be shooting our newly rebuilt, and nearly finished, Stage 9 on Sunday’s Cowboy match.  This is an open front, counter-style stage, which is the only one of its kind on our range. See the image below. 

On another note, we will be picking up and putting away our targets after the match, just as we did after our May match.  This is different from what we’ve done in past years when some of us would come back out Monday morning to pick up and put targets away.  (We also come out on Saturday’s to set up.) In years past, we’d typically have 6-8 people come back on Mondays to help, but in recent years the number has dwindled to about 4-5 people.  As you can imagine, this is heavy work and even two or three more people can make a significant difference. 

We heard from a number of people that, while they’d like to help, they’re still working and are simply unable to come out on Monday mornings.  Some suggested putting the targets away after the match so they can stick around to help, instead of Monday when they’re not able to do so.  After giving this much thought, we decided to give this a try. 

Please know that there is NO EXPECTATION for anyone shooting at our range to stay and help: Please do not feel obligated in any way.  We know many people travel and need/want to get back home, while others probably shouldn’t be lifting/moving heavy objects, etc.  If you want and are able to help, that’s fine, but in the end, we’re just glad you’ve chosen to shoot with us and are glad you’re here, and we want you to come back.

As always, we appreciate everyone that chooses to come our way to shoot with us and look forward to seeing you soon.

Popcorn Kelly