This just in: At about 9:05 p.m. CST, Nov 23, 2020 Blackjack Zak, President and Winter Range Match Director, announced on the SASS Wire Forum that the Arizona Territorial Company of Rough Riders has made the decision to cancel Winter Range 2021. Click on the following link to read the SASS Wire Forum post: Winter Range Cancel Announcement .
Many thanks to two of our regular shooters, Law Dog Dom and Shortcake, for authoring “Both Barrels Cowboy Action Shooting”, an article published in the November issue of Adventure Sports Outdoor magazine. The article highlights Illowa Irregulars’ 2020 Fall Round-up. To read the article click on the image below and flip to page 14 and 15.
The November 7 Wild Bunch results are now available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. We had 9 shooters and an absolutely wonderful November day. There were no clean shooters.
A big thanks to Costa Rican Kid for assuming the WB director duties. RIP Captain Jake.
For the locals, we will be tearing down the cowboy range and preparing it for winter this Monday, November 9, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This activity includes putting the practice steel away, gathering up paint for storage, and general cleaning up of the Conex building. We also need to insure all the timers and the AED are stored in a warm area for the winter, paper items are in mouse-proof containers, and getting all wash stations ready for winter. We can use all the help we can get.
As Justice James wrote in a recent Illowa Irregular email, we held our last match of the season on Sunday (November 1st). This was our annual “Free Grazers” match where we encourage people to try the different shooting styles used in SASS – Duelist, Gunfighter, Double Duelist, Outlaw, always a lot of fun. Many thanks to match director Marshal Chance Morgun for great stages. We had 1 clean shooter – Montana Slim. The results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page.
VIDEO: Here is a link to a video we produced from the Free Grazers match. It is shot entirely at Stage 3 and includes 7 shooters shooting the entire stage. While a far cry from a professionally produced video, we think you’ll enjoy it.
To view the video simply click on the image below.
This video is also posted to YouTube at https://youtu.be/s4Tmlij8ZPU . Feel free to share this link with your friends, family, etc. Perhaps it will engender some interest in others joining us at Illowa Irregulars and Camden Mills for some Cowboy Shooting down the road.
A few other reminders
- Illowa Irregulars will hold our annual cowboy meeting Sunday, January 10th 2021 at the Milan Rifle Club during which we elect match directors and begin planning for next year.
- Justice James Newton is stepping down as president, so we will be taking nominations and electing a new club President.
- If you are interested, please let us know by sending an email to Illowa Irregulars .
- Our Iron Cowboy match will be Saturday, January 23rd 2021 weather permitting. The alternate date is January 30th.