Just When You Think Some Things Never Change . . .

Just when you think some things that never change, then something happens that makes you set that notion aside.  What am I talking about, you ask? 

Well, Illowa Irregulars have never published their stages in advance, at least in recent memory.  However, lo and behold, we are making the Match Book available today, May 10th, for our upcoming May 16 monthly match.  The book contains all six stages put together by Count Sandor, this month’s Match Director. 

Here is a list of the stage names to whet your curiosity:

Stage 1 – Counting Cadence
Stage 2 – Remembering Will Dunn . . . With Choices!
Stage 3 – A Sweep Without a Name?
Stage 4 – A Sweep With a Name
Stage 5 – Around and Two Rounds and Around Again
Stage 6 – Fast Enough for You?

Hmm, I wonder what the titles have do with the stage? To see learn more what Count Sandor has in store for us you’ll just have click here to download the May 16, 2021 Match Book and then join us on the 16th. Hint:  You will have a really good time!

See you on the 16th.  Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., Safety Meeting at 9:15 a.m. 

Illowa Irregulars

If you’re able to help us set up for the match beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday (not Saturday as usual)
1) bring a string trimmer if you have one, and
2) we will be having our normal Friday practice once set up is done.

Also, don’t forget we tear things down and put targets away on Monday. Work begins at 9:00 a.m.

Club News: Thirty New AR500 targets & Intro Course Update

Just a couple of quick Illowa Irregulars Club updates:

New Targets: The club took delivery of thirty new AR500 16” x 16” targets on April 22, 2021.  RT is shown below (left most picture) holding one for all to see.  Count Sandor, Match Director for Sunday, May 16th‘s monthly match, has already prepared eighteen of them for use at the May match.  Help us give them a proper initiation by putting them to the test on the 16th.  

On a related note, I want to thank the Milan Rifle Club Board of Directors for approving the purchase of the targets as well as for their general upkeep and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.  One of the biggest challenges clubs face is maintaining and updating their facilities, and the Milan Rifle Club does an excellent job maintaining theirs. If you get a chance, please thank the MRC Board members for their support.  We wouldn’t have the outstanding facilities we do without them (and a lot of volunteers along the way).

Introduction to Cowboy Action Shooting Course: Illowa Irregulars held its Introduction to Cowboy Action Shooting course Saturday, April 17.  Rootin Tootin put the course together and provided the main instruction, supported by several other club members.  Costa Rican Kid spoke about Wild Bunch.  Many thanks to them and the others that helped out. 

Several people attended the course. One of whom was Barbwire Rudy. Barbwire is a long-time Cowboy but came to the intro course to learn more about Wild Bunch.  In fact, Barbwire Rudy shot the next day’s Cowboy match.  One of the other course attendees, Cuban Jim, along with his father, Slim Jim, came to our Friday practice (today).  Both are pictured below (Slim Jim, middle photo; and, Cuban Jim, right photo). We want to extend a warm welcome to our new shooters, Barbwire and the Jim’s.  Hope to see you again, soon.

FRU ’21 Teaser #6: There’s Two Kinds of People

Hopefully, if your’re reading this you’re back at it, or will be soon.  As promised, here is the 6th installment of our Illowa Irregulars’ Fall Round-Up 2021 Video Teaser series. If you’ve not seen the previous teasers start with the Illowa Irregulars Christmas message, then view Teasers #2, #3, #4, and #5.  

Each video gives a clue as to what you may experience at one of our Fall Round-Up stages.  Perhaps it’s a line; perhaps it’s a target, perhaps it’s a movement or a gun order.  Even I don’t know yet.  But, you can be assured Match Director Rootin Tootin and Territorial Governor Count Sandor or scheming to bring us another great Fall Round-Up.  (Scheming is actually a fairly appropriate word in this context.) 

Click here to view video

As you will hear in the video, there’s two kinds of people, my friend, those that come to Fall Round-Up, and those that don’t.  Be sure to mark your calendars, put back a little ammo if it’s scarce, then join us in Fall Round-Up 2021.  You’ll be glad you did. 

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.

Don’t delay. Reserve your spot today.

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Happy Trails and we’ll see you soon.  Enjoy Video Teaser #6. 

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