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Creeker, SASS #43022

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About Creeker, SASS #43022

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  • Birthday 04/21/1966

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    Cowboy Action Shooting - Raising my daughter - Creative writing.

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  1. I am certainly not saying to not listen to your shooters - as a matter of fact; that is the MOST important thing a MD can do. I am just questioning the mindset of MD's saying, "I don't care what shooters want - I know what they need" But understand BIG and CLOSE does not by itself make a match a good experience and smaller/ more distant does not by itself make a match a bad experience. Clear and understandable stage instructions - Variety of sequences - differing gun orders (including split pistols and shotguns) - lateral and downrange movement - reactive targets -
  2. I am fortunate to be considered a fairly decent stage writer and from time to time get invited to "guest" write stages for various clubs. I was speaking to some shooters after one of these opportunities and they mentioned how much fun they had versus some other matches they had shot lately. I, of course, said "Thank you" and then asked what they thought the difference was? They said the match director was very open about needing to improving/ training his shooters, to "make sure they are prepared for more challenging bigger matches". I almost see the lo
  3. Remington 870 - 8 round mag extension with one in the pipe. 00 buck and the only sound anyone is ever going to hear is the "snick" of the safety being pushed off. I'm a firm believer that announcing your presence is a great way to give up any possible edge you may have. I ain't armed to play fair - issue warnings or offer opportunity to anyone who enters my home uninvited. I am armed to defend myself and my loved ones from harm. I have security doors - an alarm system - exterior cameras and a large German Shepherd. After all that - anyone choosing to
  4. I like "Named" sweeps - I find them easier to remember. BUT, as has been noted, since the name can vary from area to area; the Stage instruction always have to detail the actual TARGET/ ROUNDS on target sequence. The way I wrote stages: I would place the ROUNDS/ TARGET sequence AND name in a stand alone text box. CREEKER SWEEP On THREE Targets T2 2x - T1 1x - T3 1x (or T3 1x - T1 1x) T2 2x - T1 1x - T3 1x (or T3 1x - T1 1x) T2 2x The body of the stage instruction will then simply say "Engage PISTOL targets in a CRE
  5. The shooter has until the NEXT firearm is fired to correct/ negate the penalty. IF the next firearm is discharged - THEN the bullet location becomes a determining factor in the penalty.
  6. Shooter has until next gun is FIRED to correct the round in the rifle. Done correctly - No call there. Pistols were carried to the line and staged properly BEFORE the beep. Done correctly - No call there. Pistols were returned to leather after the shooting string. Done correctly - No call there. No provision exists that forbids staging pistols safely after the beep. Nothing to penalize - nothing unsafe. No call.
  7. I own a 16ga 97 - but as I dont load sg shells; I have never used it for cowboy (would need a new belt and all that just to play). But as I currently pull 4 shells at a time for 12ga - one wonders if pulling 6 would be realistic using 16ga. Naw, since I already have 12, 12ga 97's (If I just count functioning ones or 15 if I include parts guns as well) - the last thing I need to do is embark on acquiring a bunch of 16ga. guns as well.
  8. In most cases - vertical staging is in place to allow for safe downrange movement. And if the directive for the vertical rack is simply there to provide for safe movement - then the make safe instruction should suffice and ANY restage that makes safe is appropriate. BUT, and there is always a but; sometimes vertical staging/ restaging is in place because the flavor of the stage requires it. And because it is a "different" component of the shooting experience beyond always picking up off a table and returning to the table. An example is the rack in the
  9. Beyond historical importance. Colt ceased being of any significance in the firearms industry a long time ago. A few throwbacks to yesterday re-introduced with poor finishes, lackluster quality and minimal customer service means they were of little consequence to the buying public as well. I have owned and sold many CZ firearms and have found their quality, designs and (especially) pistol ergonomics to be really good. I would not shed a tear for Colt; but instead would raise a glass in toast of a company willing to invest and grow jobs and production here in the Unite
  10. I do have to point out one error... That's not my Jedi number on the cart. Yul, can you fix that before I pick it up?
  11. Maybe. And thats why I believe there should be a recognized difference between SOLICITED coaching and UNSOLICITED coaching. IMO (and I am well aware that this is not the current standard) If the shooter is ALREADY lost and requests TO assistance - they ACCEPT the outcome of accepting that assistance (good or bad). No grounds for reshoot - even tho the direction may have been incorrect. If the shooter is running along, minding their own business and the TO, without request, yells out incorrect instructions that the shooter ACTS on. That is improper coachin
  12. The key word is "Option" - once again (just like the catch a falling gun example that was deemed as inconsistent assistance), the ability (or lack thereof) of the TO may significantly affect shooter performance. One TO may know and be able to quickly and accurately communicate rounds left, target sequence, etc. Effectively saving the shooters stage. Shooters result reflects a cooperative result of BOTH shooter and TO. Another TO says, "I don't know" and the shooters either saves their self or trainwrecks. Shooters result is wholly on the shooter. An
  13. I understand the rulebook does not differentiate between requested and un requested input. But common sense should still have a place in our game. I stand by my contention that allowing reshoots for THE SHOOTERS error and decisions when based on "solicited" input is going to lead to a "No assistance" rule being put into place. Allowing shooters to request assistance and then to provide do overs, if the advice is incorrect, could lead to abuses not yet considered and is NOT worth it for the few times that a TO gets it wrong. So anytime (especially a
  14. That's the answer right there. The shooter owns the full and complete responsibility for their stage. The input was NOT offered - it was REQUESTED by the shooter. The fact that SOLICITED direction was incorrect, does not change the shooters ownership on their actions. Directions that are BOTH un-requested and incorrect (TO verbal interference, peanut gallery directions, etc.) may be the basis for a reshoot being offered by the match director. And if offering a reshoot on that basis - any penalty that arose (including the MSV) from that input would
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