Cowboy Action Shooting: Celebrating the Women of Camden Mills

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This is just a quick email from Illowa Irregulars wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and to share a video we created celebrating a special group of people – The Women of Camden Mills. We wanted to do something unique so we created this women-only video to thank them for all the positive ways they impact our sport. Although the videos were taken at Camden Mills, our intention is to honor, in some small way, all women shooters across the country. In that vein, feel free to share with others you think might enjoy this Cowgirl-centric video.

Cowboy Action Shooting: Celebrating the Women of Camden Mills

Illowa Irregulars wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s a day to give thanks for our bounty, our families, and our friends. On this day of thanks, Illowa Irregulars has something special to share with you: A video created for some special people – the Women of Camden Mills.

This video is a compilation of recordings and photographs of some of the Cowgirls at Camden Mills in 2021 (w/ a couple from 2020). Click on the image below to watch the video.

Thank you, ladies for what you bring to the sport and for all you do supporting our club as well as to the women elsewhere supporting their clubs.

On a related note, Illowa Irregulars and the Milan Rifle Club are hosting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship July 15-17, 2022.

The match features 3 days of shooting:

  • Friday: Side & 3-stage Warm-Up matches;
  • Saturday: 6 Main Match Stages;
  • Sunday: 4 Main Match Stages followed immediately by an Awards Luncheon at the air-conditioned Milan Community Center.
The Celebration Belle

We have arranged for an optional Riverboat Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi aboard the Celebration Belle Saturday evening. Imagine seeing several dozens of cowboys and cowgirls in their cowboy attire dining on a Paddle-wheeler while cruising the Mississippi. See the registration form for more information.

Join us for a weekend of family fun and competition. Here are links to the Registration and Sponsorship forms:

REGISTRATION FORM: Click here to download the Registration Form.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Click here to download the Sponsorship Form.

For more information visit

RO1 & Refresher Course; Jan 22, 2022

Illowa Irregulars Cowboy Action Shooting Club is sponsoring an RO1 course scheduled for 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., January 22, 2022 at the Milan Rifle Club indoor range.  The course is limited to the first 25 people to sign up. As of today, we only have 8 slots remaining. If you’re need an RO1 or Refresher Course, here’s your chance, but don’t wait too long.

Course instructors are Flyin’ Shootist and Turkey Legs.  The cost is $15 for RO1 and $10 for Refressher courses, payable on site.  The SASS ROI Course handbook will be provided.  Please bring pencil and paper for note taking.    (We  included an estimated end time, but that is just a best guess.) 

The course is designed to help attendees interpret and understand the SASS Handbook’s safety rules.  This course also qualifies as a Refresher Course for current RO1’s.  SASS members who receive this Range Operations Basic Safety Course training will be awarded a SASS pin as evidence of satisfactory course completion.  If you are interested, follow these steps: 

  1. Click here to be taken to the sign-up website;.
  2. Check the “Sign Up” box as shown in the image below; then,
  3. Click the Submit and Sign Up box at the bottom of the page.
  4. Enter your name, alias, and email address in the form, and indicate if this is your first RO1 course or a Refresher Course in the comment section at the top (see second image below); then
  5. Click Sign Up Now box at the bottom of the form. 

If you have difficulty signing up using the link above, you may also register via email by clicking here. Please include your name, alias, and let us know if this is your first RO1 course or if it s Refresher course.

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November 2021 Match Highlight Video – Closing time

I had the wrong link in my earlier post. This corrects it. Sorry for the confusion.

Illowa Irregulars’ last of the year, was held Sunday, November 7, 2021. Badlands Charlie put together a great mix of stages.

Click here to view a short match highlight video and photos, with a little music thrown in here and there. Be sure to watch the last couple of minutes. We think you’ll enjoy it.

Cowboy Christmas Party: llowa Irregulars is holding its annual Christmas party Saturday, December 4th at City Limits Saloon & Grill, 4514 9th St, Rock Island, IL 61201. The festivities begin at at 6:00 p.m. Cowboy attire encouraged. Join us for our last event as we close out 2021 and look forward to 2022. The club will provide some hors d’oeurvres. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Daisy Ann via email by clicking here. Include your name and number of people attending