Illowa Irregular March 2023 Indoor Shoot Results are Posted

March 19, 2023’s results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Fourteen shooters came out to shoot on what turned out to be a frigid March day. Thankfully, we were indoors where it was warm, with hot chili and coffee in abundance! Everyone had a great time and were glad to get a chance to shake some of the winter rust off. It doesn’t get much better than that.

A few more reminders:

  1. Saturday, April 1st is our annual range cleanup day. Bring your rakes, blowers, gloves, etc., but mostly your legs and arms and give us a hand making things presentable for the coming season;
  2. Friday, April 7 is the first of our weekly Friday practices. Practice starts at 10:00 a.m.;
  3. Tuesday, April 11 is the first of the newly organized Tuesday late afternoon practices. We will hold practice on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month April through October. Tuesday practices begin at 5:30 p.m.;
  4. Sunday, April 16 is our first Monthly Match. Registration for our regular monthly matches begins at 8:00 a.m. with a Safety Meeting at 9:15 a.m. Shooters must be present for the Safety Meeting to participate in the day’s match; and finally,
  5. Don’t forget to get your registrations in for the SASS 2023 Illinois State Championship. Click here for more information. We are now offering an online registration option (of course, you can still print and mail it in as well).

We are excited for the coming year and hope you can join us at some point along the way, or even better, at many points along the way.

All your friends at

Illowa Irregulars

Illowa Irregular January 2023 – Iron Cowboy – Match Results are Posted

January 21, 2023’s results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Please note that the Overall and Category Match Results are in a single file. We had a good turnout for a cold January day – 15 hardy cowboys and cowgirls made it out to the range.

2023 began as 2022 ended, with Miss Shot and Foyster O’Rippy winning overall Ladies and Men’s categories.

Big Day On The Range Today

OK, well the title may be a bit of hyperbole, but . . . we picked up the eight new 18”x24” and four new 24” x24” targets today for use next year.  Count Sandor is working them into the mix for the State Championship match scheduled from August 18-20, 2023.  Thanks to the Milan Rifle Club Board for approving the purchase as well as for supporting Cowboy Shooting in general.  We would not have the club and range we have if it weren’t for their support.   

Now, just a bit about the 2023 Illinois State Championship. 

First, we want to thank you for your supporting the 2022 State Championship (even if you couldn’t be here, we know you supported us in sprit).  We look forward to hosting it again in 2023 and hope you will continue supporting us and our efforts to bring Illinois a quality State Championship match.

Sponsorships:  Second, if you’re interested in sponsoring a Stage we still have a few available.  Of course, we have other Sponsorship opportunities as well.  You can download our Sponsorship Form here.  We appreciate the support. 

Registrations:  Third, we’ve well above 20 registrations already with more coming in weekly. It’s never too early to reserve your spot. Click here to go to our website’s Registration page.  Note that we have two registration options. 

  1. Our traditional paper registration form; and,
  2. A new online-registration form that allows payment by credit card. 

Please use one form per shooter (i.e., multiple shooters require multiple forms).   

Introducing the Illinois Record Stage:  Fouth, as we mentioned in our Christmas video, we are planning to introduce the Illinois Record Stage at the 2023 State Championship.  This stage will be set up as one of our ten official stages and shot during the championship match. 

This stage is similar to the World Record stage, but uses much closer target distances appropriate for use in a match.  Just as people are recognized as holding the “World Record” when they shoot the World Record Stage the fastest, we plan to recognize Illinois shooters who shoot the Illinois Record Stage the fastest as holding the Illinois State Record.  There will be an Illinois record set in every shooting category that has an Illinois shooter in it. 

We believe Illinois will be the first state to establish a State Record award, and that this will add a fun and interesting element to the Illinois State Championship.  Since this is the inaugural year, there will be a new State Record set in every category that has an Illinois shooter in it.  A lot of people will have bragging rights that they hold the state record when they return home, and have a nice pin to show for it!  There aren’t many “firsts” left in this world.  Here’s one you won’t want to miss.

While the state record can only be held by Illinois shooters, non-Illinois shooters won’t be left out.  All shooters, regardless of residency, can set the Illowa Irregulars Club Record, and will also receive a nice pin to show for it. 

I’m planning to produce a video in the coming weeks which will include the details concerning the award as well as the stage layout and description.  We will also publish the stage for all to see, and even set up and practice it if they wish. 

Feel free to forward this information to anyone you think might be interested.

Stay tuned.

Popcorn Kelly

Celebrating Cowboy Action Shooting and Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Illowa Irregulars’ Cowboy Action Shooting Club wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

2022 was quite a year for Illowa Irregulars and Camden Mills, our Cowboy town, beginning with our first match in April through our last match in November, plus we hosted the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship for the first time, capping it all off with our annual Christmas Party held Saturday, December 3rd. As you can see in the image below, we had 30 cowboys, cowgirls, family and friends celebrating with us.

Thanks to everyone for being part of our llowa Irregulars family, friends, and acquaintances this past year. We are already making plans for 2023. Keep us in mind as you plan your shooting season. We’d love to have you join us!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years,

Your friends at Illowa Irregulars

PS. Illowa Irregulars are hosting the SASS 2023 Illinois State Championship on August 18-20, 2023. For more information about our club, the SASS 2023 Illinois State Championship, or other upcoming events go to