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  1. We had a monthly at Wartrace, and Randy St Eagle was reading the stage instructions and explaining how to get down onto the horse blanket for rifle, then up on left knee for right pistol, followed by on right knee for left pistol...finally someone realized that the match was being held on April 1.
    11 points
  2. Your video reflects poorly on SASS no matter how many 'disclaimers' you make stating that's not your intention. Your view of SASS is obviously very negative and that comes through loud and clear. You say you found SASS to be fun and inclusive, but you put out a video that deliberately misrepresents what SASS is. If you're putting stuff like that out there where thousands of people can see it, get the wrong impression of SASS and be turned off on our sport due to your slanted presentation then you're no friend of SASS and no friend of mine. I don't mind calling things the way I see them and if folks (you) don't like it, I can live with that. You owe SASS and SASS shooters everywhere an apology for putting that garbage out there and potentially hurting our game.
    10 points
  3. Best comment I’ve ever heard about our targets is “they ain’t hard to hit, but they’re awful easy to miss”
    9 points
  4. After a long hiatus caused by COVID, a heart attack, then 4x bypass, I'm finally back to shooting again. It's been 15 months since surgery, so the Doc says I'm good for rifles and shotguns. A group of my lodge brothers shoot every Wednesday at a near-by indoor range. I can bring hand guns, rifles, shotguns, slugs, buckshot as desired... no 50 BMG (illegal in CA anyway). $26 per month, unlimited number of days for 1 hour per day, which is enough. This week was the 1911, the Alaskan 44 and Single Six Bisley 22. Next week will be the Redhawk 44 and GP100 and a different 22.
    7 points
  5. Karl, I don't think you should take it as dismaying... but your video did, in fact, portray SASS as "boring". As a long time competitor in SASS, even before SASS was organized, that's one thing it's not. And for the record, not every stage is 10-10-4. While the majority certainly are, due to the limitations of the guns, hours in a day, it is a physical reality. You'll find that with multiple stage locations to choose from, there can be quite a variety of scenarios accomplished with small variants of shot choices. I do wish you well, just wished you hadn't bashed on SASS quite so hard. Now in my 70's I find it still challenging, and without the time or inclination to practice, something that I can still participate in. SASS has always been a niche sport/game, providing a venue to allow those that wish to compete at high levels a place to do so, right alongside those that simply wish to shoot their old west guns in something more than plinking at the range. I suspect you'll find yourself in similar straits. The changes in SASS that you state as "bad" is simply SASS answering the demands of their customers. SASS, from its beginnings has always been about the entertainment of its participants. And SASS participants have responded in kind.
    7 points
  6. 405743926_360901436594474_7291087231183532662_n.mp4
    6 points
  7. You've been a SASS member for a couple years...being a "Life" member doesn't add to that. I've traveled a LOT. Those stages are NOT indicative of what SASS is. They do exist, but they are just examples of the types of stage designs out there. The issue with the video is that the author made it seem like those stages are all we shoot. That's a total misrepresentation. You see these fast stages as designed for the infirmed and obese. Without me defending Stand and Deliver stages (where all firearms are shot from one location...which most folks that I know hate!), bigger and closer targets emphasize functioning your firearms to their limit and transition efficiency...and you better not miss! You might think that some of this stuff in the video is new. It's not. Having some of these aspects in a SASS match made the matches go on for way too long. Some matches couldn't do it...try and run these things in a match where you have a few hundred shooters. I guess you could go from a 6 stage match down to a 3 stage match...or a 12 stage match down to a 6 stage match...oh wouldn't that add to our fun! oy... Phantom
    6 points
  8. Just introduce a Pentecostal category. The Baptist category has been proposed for years, but this would be more entertaining.
    6 points
  9. Your videos and explanation of SASS/CAS shoots were not accurate...certainly didn't show what the game of Cowboy Action Shooting is. I don't care what you do on your own time...what "game" you play. You exposed people that may never have heard about SASS/CAS to a false representation of the game. Phantom Told you it was a cool logo
    6 points
  10. Hey y'all! I run the channel InRangeTV nd the Brutality Matches you're talking about here. My video was never about replacing SASS, or taking anything away from an already existing sport, but to add more options to the Cowboy Action Shooting sports in general. As it stands, we already have a vibrant community of Brutality match shooters and I think you'll be surprised to see the uptake we're seeing for "Dead Eye" at the upcoming Brutality matches. I let my official SASS membership expire quite a few years ago, I don't even remember the number, but it was 58,000 something, so do not be offended by the 9999999999 next to my profile - I just put it there to get through the registration process. As for this thread, I have always considered the SASS community to be a fun, inclusive group - but this thread is dismaying. A bunch of you went straight to body shaming, rather than discussing the topic at hand, as well as questioning my shooting "credentials". I have always competed in FCD and Frontiersman, which was the Category you saw in the video from the traditional CAS match I included in the content as an example. My "competitive" days in SASS were a decade ago, and those videos were taken after quite a long time away from SASS to use as footage for the video you saw. At any rate, we'd love to have any of you whom would like to join us, and we're not trying to be SASS, we're being us. There's room for a wide variety of shooting sports, and my love for the history and these firearms is while I'm bringing this division to my internationally run matches: https://brutalitymatches.org As for some cowboys coming out and running rings around me at my own match, I welcome it. I'm here to promote the shooting sports, as well as the appreciation for the history and these amazing firearms. My channel has a lot of "old west" content on it, and this "Dead Eye" division is a natural progression of my interests and for my community. I've attached a few little mementos from that decade ago, and I have (as I am sure most of you do - tons of this stuff), this was just what wasn't hidden away in some tupperware in the back of my storage container. FYI, that year at Bordertown I was 3rd, not 2nd. I just realized you can't read it in the picture... Wishing all y'all here the best, even those of you who saw fit to degrade me and my work without even knowing me. ~Karl
    6 points
  11. You do realize that TVs no longer use vaccum tubes...It could be time move into the modern age.... Texas Lizard
    6 points
  12. I'm going to be completely blunt - or perhaps BRUTAL. I'm watching a video from a no name shooter; whose biggest claim to fame is 2nd place finishes? Who has zero concept of where this game came from or why it has progressed to where it is currently... I'm watching a shooter who posts 30+ second stages and then disparages the target sizes and arrays as too close... I'm watching a shooter being insulting toward the equipment modifications and yet cannot complete a stage without hiccups... This is somehow the FUTURE of Cowboy Action? This is yet another example of somebody unable to win under the current system - so instead of trying harder, practicing more or striving to improve their self, attempts to create their own game that they feel will benefit them. I aint impressed.
    6 points
  13. Drive thru nah more like ride thru Santa Rosa, California
    5 points
  14. No way in hell this would catch on, say you had 20 people (good luck) show up to shoot 6 stages ,start at 9 am break for lunch finish at oh, I don't know around 6 pm??? Just sounds like somebodys unhappy about getting his rear end handed to him on a regular basis and the way he operates his match weapons I think he is damn lucky to finish 2nd anywhere .
    5 points
  15. I'm on the outside looking in. So I don't have a dog in this fight. I've only shot Wild Bunch locally a couple of times. Since I don't have a .45 rifle, they kindly let me use what I have, which is a .38 Marlin. I load to published data mid-point. That seems to work well in all my cowboy guns. I'm not understanding what the fuss is about. My .38 certainly didn't give me any advantage. Heck, the guys shooting their "big bore" rifles were just as blazing fast as they are in cowboy matches. I have a '97 that I rarely shoot, but it was fun to stoke it fully. However, I found out that the edges underneath, where you load the shells, are sharp enough to draw blood. I'll need to stone those edges! I shot Senior Modern and had fun. I guess I'm not experienced enough to see what the problem is. Does a .38 automatically give someone an advantage over someone shooting a larger caliber? I don't see those other shooters having to deal with much recoil. It's a pistol-caliber cartridge they're shooting after all. I saw that video of Smokestack, (I've never met him), shooting .44-40s, 10 in less time than I can get off 3. Aurgh! I've written more words here than I usually speak before my 2nd cup of coffee. I'm just not seeing what the hubbub is about. Shouldn't folks be seeing how the match goes before casting judgment? Are that many people going to show up at the World Championship, with their .38, thinking that will give them the edge to outrun the masters who normally blow the doors off the rest of the field? My last thoughts are that dedicated WB shooters ought to be doing everything they can to participate and urge others to come along, showing SASS that it is worthwhile continuing to support WBAS. Turning your back on it boycotting the game because there has been a rule change, and lowering participation numbers, might indeed show SASS that there is no point in continuing to support WBAS. Goom! I need more coffee.
    5 points
  16. I’ve never eaten deep fried styrofoam packing peanuts. What was it that caused you to do that?
    5 points
  17. I'm condemning him because he poopoo's SASS/CAS and says this is the future of Cowboy Shooting. He's an ignorant SASS shooter that is arrogant on top of THAT! You think younger folks want 3 Gun with Cowboy guns?? We had a great game called Western 3 Gun (had a cool logo too!!!). It didn't make it. Hate to say it, but MOST young people don't think our guns are all that cool. Phantom
    5 points
  18. Let’s take a step back here. Perhaps the individual’s statement about “Deadeye” being the future of CAS is pushing it a bit. However, the young people out there who are actively shooting are shooting 2 gun and 3 gun matches and doing the things he portrays. If something like this was available perhaps some of them would consider trying it. We older folks may not find the level of activity shown as desirable because - face it - we are older and face physical challenges younger and more physically fit folks do not. Those of you who have criticized his shooting should realize he is showing challenges today’s CAS shooters do not face. As far as his 2 stages of a Cowboy match shown are concerned - he hadn’t shot CAS and his cap guns competitively for many years. Safety issues? As we see them perhaps. Do you have to shoot the venue? No - but don’t condemn someone because they have a dream to try something new to try to grow the sport.
    5 points
  19. Reminder to those of you interested: Tickets are now on sale for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Showings will only be on 2 dates. Dec. 3rd and Dec. 6th. I got my tickets for a theater locally through Fandango.
    4 points
  20. FRBLM....................................Full Retard, Barking Leftist Moonbat ICSFTH.....................................Insert cloying smiley face thingee here HALT........................................Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired OIDNR..................................Obviously I Did Not Remember OROF...................................Officially Retired Old Fart RAF......................................Royal Air Force, Random Old Fart, Rakish Old Fart, Random Older Fellow, Really Old Friend,
    4 points
  21. I agree perspective is important. So why is it better for me to pay someone else's highly inflated education costs, via my taxes every year, than it is for the person who received the benefit paying those costs? (My taxes are also excessive and inflated). If the borrowers majored/minored in a marketable field, and not some idealistic fad, and they took real classes, rather than international (travel) studies, and they went out and got real a job afterwards, and not just a convenient one, their college funding obligation should be fully payable. If not, they made bad decisions and choices along the way, either about their education curriculum or about how they spent their money afterwards. But regardless, their obligations are theirs. They signed the line, not me. Seeing 30+% of everything I ever earned go to an insatiable governmental appetite for tax money, I don't feel charitable to cover for poor, downtrodden individuals who bought showy new houses and BMWs and incurred huge credit card debt, instead of first paying off their loans. For 15 years after I finished my graduate degrees, I drove an aging Datsun pickup and lived with my MD wife in a 1,200 sf house on a $900/mo State salary, while we paid off her 7 years of medical school loans. Been there, done that. I guess we should have just stiffed the government and taxpayers. I apologize here if I am being unnecessarily abrasive and hard-hearted, but like many, I am a paying victim in this vote buying scharade.
    4 points
  22. Just in case you haven't figured it out, SASS isn't a physical fitness training exercise. It's not a torture course or a history lesson either... It's called ENTERTAINMENT. Trying to make some point by throwing a "infirm and obese blanket" over the whole of CAS shooters...yeah, you'll make lots of friends over the next 5-6 decades...or not.
    4 points
  23. Phantom, 10 or so years ago Widder asked that very question..... Naildriver once suggested that I got my alias from being a Pentecostal preacher....... I told both Widder and Naildriver the same.... Truth is, I've made a living crawling around on my hands and knees in public restrooms..... Widder got really quiet after my reply, Naildriver threw the bullsh** flag..... Neither a prostitute nor a preacher....but a self-employed commercial tile setter for 23 years.....hence Red Knee.
    4 points
  24. In Chicago, they count brass. In San Francisco, they count needles and turds. Both are excellent reasons to avoid these locations.
    4 points
  25. Watched all of the video and read some comments... I say NO! First, CAS has gotten to where it is because folks wanted it that way. If they didn't, it would not have changed and it would have died a long time ago. Second, other types of western shooting have come up over the years for whatever reason and, as far as I know, none have continued with much participation. Third, at 61, eight knee surgeries and a back fusion, I'll NEVER be rolling around on the ground like that. Heck, I'm one of the younger ones of the folks I shoot with and I'd never include stuff like that in stages I write as folks either would not do it or would never come back. Yes, there are things we did a while back in CAS that I miss but things change and they stay changed because most want it that way. Good luck on your return to Cowboy Valhalla, I'll stick with what we're doin'. And has been said, you really need to stop giving SASS a bad rap, whether you "meant to" or not.
    4 points
  26. Hotel: Several rooms for rent that are accessed via a central hallway. Usually more than one story. No provision to park outside the room door. May or may not include a restaurant and/or bar. Motel: Several rooms for rent that are individually accessed via an outside door. No central hallway. Almost always one story but occasionally two.. Parking is right outside your door. May or may not include a restaurant and/or bar. Inn. Much smaller than a Hotel or Motel. Consists of bar that also serves food plus a a few rooms for rent. atmosphere is significantly more intimate than a Hotel or Motel.
    4 points
  27. ETA: I didn't pay back the cost of college education -- it was the cost of college education that paid ME back.
    4 points
  28. I worked my way through school; however, I did receive a $400 student loan when I started at San Francisco State College in 1969. As I recall, this loan was payable within a number of years of finishing school. Well, life being what life is, I did not give it much thought; I also never received a bill, statement, notice, nor anything else. Until one afternoon about 1977, when I got a phone call from some collection agency. Very rudely, the person on the other end of the line literally chewed me out and said that I needed to immediately pay him and his organization the $400 plus interest plus fees - which were a LOT. "Oh heck, no problem," sez I. "I'll just go on down to the university* and write them a check!" Oh no, the character said - they now owned my loan, and I had to pay them some figure with a comma in it, and if I did NOT pay them directly, they were gonna come after me. I snorted, hung up, and called the university's financial aid office. I told their person about the collection agency's call, and apologized for having forgotten all about the loan. "No problem!" she said. "We were negligent in our billing, but would be glad to accept payment." Half an hour later I handed the nice lady a check for something like $450 and was done. *San Francisco State changed from College to University in 1972.
    4 points
  29. The interactive is "Qoute Along" so you are encouraged to interact with the movie. I believe they are also placing the most qoutable parts in sub titles to assist those who don't know the movie quite as well. My daughter, Desert Scorpion, is always quick with a "Neee" or "I fart in your general direction". She loves Renaissance Faires and if not going in costume; her favorite shirt is still "Your mother was a hamster" And, yes, we both get odd looks when I break out the "I'm not dead yet" and she goes right along with it.
    4 points
  30. I have only 4 stations on a Dillon 550, and I HIGHLY value a powder cop/lock out die after the bell and charge station. That leaves me only one station. So, on cast bullet .45 auto, .45 Colt and Cowboy .45 spl, I use the combined seat/crimp die. If I were making Olympic match quality ammo, I'd use separate seat and crimp dies. Only on .44-40 do I use a separate seat and crimp dies because of the tricky thin neck of a .44-40 case (so easy to bulge a neck and then have failures to chamber). good luck, GJ
    4 points
  31. Sarcasmn, For myself, I use BOTH methods. I use a one step seat and crimp when reloading lead bullets. BUT, for my jacketed ammo, I use separate dies to seat and to crimp. ..........Widder
    4 points
  32. He got tired of being the butt of so many jokes....
    4 points
  33. Thanks. It keeps me off the streets. https://gunsmagazine.com/?s=Garbers
    4 points
  34. Are you shivering so much that you double tapped without meaning to?
    4 points
  35. Yeah and after watching him shoot I don't see how he ever took second unless there were only 2 shooters. Even I am faster than he is and I don't place second at big matches. LOL TM
    4 points
  36. Try it out as a side-match and see what the responses are. Make sure you have a staff of target setters/tapers on hand to assist; as well as padded ground cover at the prone shooting positions (no one wants the lie/kneel down on rocky/muddy ground or bare concrete).
    4 points
  37. It's not for me. Nor do I think its the future of CAS. ..........Widder
    4 points
  38. Unique was the first smokeless powder available in the USA. You can load every cartridge or SG round used in this game with it. Just don't load it at 'fly-fart' level ..... The second choice is WW-231/HP38(same powder).
    4 points
  39. Knowing the average age and average physical shape of the average SASS shooter there is no way in hell this is the future of cowboy action shooting.
    4 points
  40. 4 points
  41. First off, he doesn't quite know the history of SASS/CAS. Second, does he really think that what he's proposing is new??? Lastly, he really seems to think that because he likes this, that there's an actual market for it. There might be...but they won't be CAS. The majority would not be able to do the things he's asking folks to do. Yeah...women rolling around on the ground...carrying a pistol in hand while running down range with a rifle in the other hand. This person ... sorry...I believe is delusional (relative to what he's proposing). Phantom
    4 points
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