FRU ’21 Teaser #10: The Ghost of Fall Round-Up – The Unforgiven Edition

Welcome to the 10th and final Fall Round-Up Teaser Video.  We hope you’ve enjoyed watching the videos as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you. 

Each of the 10 videos represents one of the ten stages we will shoot at Fall Round-Up 2021.  Collectively, the videos give you some sense of this year’s theme, perhaps an opening line or two, a prop, the gun order, or some combination of the above.

Help us exorcise our Unforgiven ghosts by joining us at Fall Round-Up 2021:  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.

The Ghost of Fall Round-Up – The Unforgiven Edition

It’s not too late, but don’t put it off much longer.  If you’ve not done so already, download the Registration Form by clicking here.  For more information visit us at or send us an email by clicking here.

Don’t delay.  Reserve your spot today. 

August 15 Monthly Match: Opportunity to Sight in Your Rifle and Pistol

There is a side match at this year’s FRU that will require most of us to have our rifle and revolver “sighted in” due to the small size of the target.

At the August CAS at the Milan Rifle Club, Bay 7 will have targets set at the appropriate distance to allow anyone the opportunity to “sight in” their guns. The time allowed for this activity will be between 8:00 and 9:00 am.
Bring your most accurate shooting irons.

More detailed information on all side matches will be posted about two weeks prior to Fall Round-Up. 

As always, if you’ve not done so already, download and send in your Fall Round-Up Registration.

Stage 10 Rebuild Update

Here is a daily summary of the work several volunteers have performed so far to rebuild Stage 10. As you will see below, work is progressing nicely with the fist primer coat being applied to the upper facade earlier today. We’re taking tomorrow off (Wed, July 28), but will be back at it Thursday the 29th.

Two features of the new building you will quickly notice is the lowered window sills and the raised roofline. Another feature that may not be readily apparent to most is the 12 extra inches to the front deck. This was achieved by simply moving the facade to the back of the upright posts.

Here is a pictorial timeline of our progress by day:

Day 1; July 19; Teardown of the deck and hauling away of old material, leaving the bare deck and support beams in place

Day 2, July 20; Initial facade framing is constructed and erected

Day 3, July 21; Support beams, rafters, and additional wall support are installed

Day 4, July 23; Roof decking added, facade covering partially installed, and windows and doorway cut

Day 5, July 26; Upper facade built, facade covering mostly completed

Day 6, July 27; Window and doorway trim added and upper facade given first primer coat.

Day 7, July 29; Support poles boxed in and finished applying first primer coat upper

Day 8, July 30; 2nd primer coat applied and roof shingled

Day 9, August 2; First coat of paint

Day 10, August 3; Second coat of paint below; first coat on top; and some trim painted

Fall Round-Up 2021: Make a Vacation Out of It

Fall Round-Up 2021 is coming up. Be on the look out for our 10th and final video teaser scheduled for release in early August. We’ve given this video a special title: The Ghost of Fall Round-Up – The Unforgiven Edition. If you’ve not done so already, download and send in your Fall Round-Up Registration.

In addition to Fall Round-Up 2021, the Quad Cities has a great deal to offer anyone wanting to extend their time here. It goes without saying that Fall Round-Up will be the highlight of your visit, but there is plenty more for you to take advantage of if you want to come a day or two early or stay a day or two longer. A few of the highlights include:

Taking a Riverboat Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel ship:  Celebration Belle. Here is a list of the available cruises as of July 25th.

Celebration Belle Late September Schedule

Taking a tour of the John Deere Harvester Works – John Deere Harvester Works is the home of Deere & Co.’s largest combine factory. A newly-renovated Visitors Center offers free on-site tours and information on this innovative factory.
Tours are held every weekday when the factory is in operation. Please call ahead to verify that tours are being held on the date of your visit. The tours take about 1 1/2 hours, guests must wear closed toed shoes, and the age minimum requirement is 13 years old.

Testing your luck at one of the areas three Casinos .

Visiting the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire Iowa and while your in LeClaire stop by Antique Archeology, home of The American Pickers.

Sating your hunger at any of the QCA’s Dining establishments.

We will send out some information soon describing some of our infamous side matches, including a new one sure to be a lot of fun. Stay tuned and get that registration in.

Happy Trails.

Illowa Irregulars

Stage 10: Out with the old; in with the new

Work has begun to replace Stage 10 with a brand new and improved building facade. Here are a few pictures of the work so far.

This first picture is what Stage 10 looked like Sunday at our last monthly match. Upon inspection it was clearly in need of a make-over; a detailed review indicated that in order to do it right we’d need to replace the entire facade. Under Count Sandor’s guidance and several club member’s help, work began Monday, July 19 to tear down and replace it.

When this is completed the stage will have been completely rebuilt and have a taller roof, deeper shooting deck, and slightly lower window ledges.

At the end of Day 3 the walls are framed and roof supports up. Still a long way to go, but we’ll get it done.

Here are a few images of the progress so far.