August 14 Wild Bunch and August 15 Cowboy Match Results are Posted

The August 14 Wild Bunch and August 15 Cowboy Match results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Please note that the results for each match (category, overall, and clean) are combined into a single file containing all three reports rather than being listed separately.

We had forty-eight shooters attend Sunday’s Cowboy match and seven shooters attend Saturday’s Wild Bunch match. We had nine clean shooters at the Cowboy match and one at the Wild Bunch match.

Congratulations to Turkey Legs and JW James for being overall women’s and men’s Cowboy winners, and Costa Rican Kid for being the overall shooter at the Wild Bunch match.

Our next Cowboy match is Fall Round-Up, scheduled for Sept 24 – 26, 2021.  If you’ve not signed up yet please do so soon.  For more information and to download a registration form click here

Illowa Irregulars Stage 10 Rebuild is Finished

The rebuilding of Stage 10 is, for all practical purposes, complete. Work began July 19 with the teardown and removal of the old facade, and the rebuilding began the next day. The final coat of paint was applied August 12.

Many thanks to the numerous volunteers who, through their hard work and dedication, helped make this project a reality. Without our volunteers it couldn’t have happened. A special thanks as well goes to the Milan Rifle Club for supporting the Illowa Irregulars Cowboy Action Shooting Club.

We produced the following video to document, commemorate, and celebrate the project, and hope you enjoy it.

August 14 Wild Bunch Match Update and Stages

Illowa Irregulars is hosting a Wild Bunch match August 14, 2021.  Come on out and give it a go!  If you’ve not shot Wild Bunch before, its name gives you a clue of what to expect.  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with first rounds downrange about 11:00 a.m.

In addition to the traditional Wild Bunch classes, we are also offering an OPEN class for those who’d like to give it a try but perhaps not have all the equipment necessary. 

PISTOL: Don’t have a 1911 style pistol? NO WORRIES! Bring your Glock, Sig, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, etc. Any semi- auto with the capacity to hold a minimum of 7rds. A minimum of 3 magazines is required. You say, all I have is a double action revolver? You are in – again 6rds minimum x 3 speed loaders or full moon clips.

RIFLE: Don’t have a lever action rifle? NO WORRIES! You can use any rifle that will shoot a pistol caliber (38spl, 9mm, 45acp and 45 Colt) can be used. All Rifle Courses of fire are 10rds or less. Optionally, you can omit shooting the rifle course of fire.

SHOTGUN: Everyone has a shotgun. Bring what you have, SxS, Over & Under, Pump, Semi Auto and Single Shot. Sorry, forgot you Mossberg owners, magazine feed bolt action. All shotgun courses of Fire are 6 rounds or less.

The intent is not to eliminate SASS Wild Bunch classes, as we will be following guidelines set forth by SASS. Rather we are trying to bring more shooters into the game at the local level. As always, safety is #1!  Is this your 1st rodeo?  NO WORRIES, there will be plenty of seasoned rustlers to lend a hand and offer guidance.

IMPORTANT: All rifle, pistol, and shotgun ammo must be lead only; no jacketed or semi-jacketed rounds can be used. See the detailed ammunition description at the end of this post.

As we did last month, we are publishing the stages in advance. Here is the link to the June 19 Wild Bunch Stages:

Download the Wild Bunch Match Book here: August 2021 Wild Bunch Stages

Round Count: Pistol 91, Rifle 60, SG 26.

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PS.  If you’re able to help us set up for this weekend’s Cowboy and Wild Bunch matches beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday please do so.  Also, don’t forget we also need help tearing targets down and putting them away at 9:00 a.m. Monday.


Here are the detailed ammo requirements as published in the SASS Handbook


  • May not be jacketed, semi-jacketed, hollow point, plated, or gas checked. It must
    be all lead. Moly-Disulfide, polymer coated bullets, or equivalents are acceptable.
  • Must be of “single projectile” design. “Multiple projectile” bullets are illegal.
  • Ammunition with bullets recessed below the case mouth is not allowed.
  • All center-fire or rim-fire ammunition must be designed to package the bullet,
    gunpowder, and primer into a single metallic case precisely made to fit the firing
    chamber of the firearm. The primer must be of the type that uses only a small
    charge of impact sensitive chemical that may be located at the center of the case
    head or at its rim.
  • Electrically fired ammunition is illegal.
  • Shotgun size must be number 4 lead birdshot or smaller for all events (no steel or
    plated shot).
  • Magnum and high velocity shotgun shells are not allowed.
  • Shotgun shells shall not be sized down (necked) by the use of any die not
    manufactured for the specific gauge.
  • “Coned” shotgun ammunition (partially-crimped or ogival crimped) is not
  • Shotgun shell shall not be scored (ringed) as to cause the shot-shell case, wad,
    and shot column to be shot from the firearm as one projectile.
  • Pump and lever action shotguns are not allowed to load more than two live rounds
    at a time in the main match stages unless specified in the stage description. In
    team events, shotguns may be loaded to their maximum magazine capacity

August 15 Cowboy Match Information and Stages

Illowa Irregulars’ next regularly scheduled monthly match is Sunday, August 15, 2021.  Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with a 9:15 a.m. Safety Meeting.  Chancy Shot is August’s Match Director. No advance registration required; just show up and be ready to have a great time.

As we did for our last three monthly matches, we are publishing the stages for August’s match in advance. As always, advanced-published stage designs are subject to change should something arise that requires it. Here is the link to this weekend’s Cowboy Stages: August 15 Cowboy Stages

This will be the final match at Camden Mills before Fall Round-Up scheduled for September 24-26, 2021. Come on out this weekend and get comfortable shooting from our buildings and be one of the first to shoot on our rebuilt Stage 10. Click here to see the daily update of our progress.

If you’ve not done so already, Please you can download a Fall Round-Up Registration Form here.


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PS.  If you’re able to help us set up for the match beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday please do so.  Also, don’t forget we tear things down and put targets away on 9:00 a.m. Monday following the match.

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.