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Flyin Shootest

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About Flyin Shootest

  • Birthday 10/29/1965

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    Cedar Valley Vigilantes, Fort Belmont Regulators, Fort Des Moines Rangers, Zen Shootists

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    Livermore, IA
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    Family, Aviation, Aviation Instruction/Instructor Mentor, CAS, Computer/Networking, and anything I'm told I "Can't Do"

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  1. All of us are products of our environment. I live in a world where everything supposed be done as printed in the manual. Funny part is after reviewing the 6 pages in the manual and associated placards, on the proper use of the toilet on one of the A/C I fly no place in the manual does it say you should flush the toilet when you get done with your business.. Common Sense is an integral part of interpreting the rules. Having to make the call on the spot and an the heat of battle no matter who you are is difficult, misinterpretations do happen and usually because of a disconnect between reading what is in black and white in the book, and what the “Intent” of the written word is as published. On my first reading and reflection of the initial post, I agreed that the printed word says clearly that six-guns are always loaded with only five rounds and the hammer lowered and down on an empty chamber, then further reflection (Common Sense) takes me to, less than 5 rounds is not stated, in the manual, but does not present an unsafe condition thus should be permissible. Maybe the verbiage should read “not more than five rounds” I don’t know there and that is a decision above my pay grade. At the end of the day the manual is quite good, not perfect, but the best we have, in conveying the “Intent” of the rules of the game. Just because one makes a call in the heat of battle that later upon further consideration, might not have been the “Best/Correct” answer, Common Sense, also does not lead to the need to question the competency of the individuals making the call. It should be used as an opportunity to educate all parties. F.S.
  2. Congratulations to all the Cowboy and Wild Bunch overall and category winners at the Illinois State championship, now hosted back in Illinois to stay. A special thanks to Taco Belle, Billy The Avenger, Missouri Lefty, and all the volunteers that make these three able to host a quality event. I look forward to watching this new generation of fine individuals grow this event and plan to put this championship on my list annual must attend events. F.S.
  3. Sent you a PM,  found just what you are looking for at MN State last weekend.


    Coming down this weekend?



  4. Happy New Year Clay, What you have is an excellent design. I know where you participate primarily most of the stages are some from of stand and deliver or at most lateral movement stages as that is all the range design will allow, but in the cases where forward/down range moment is possible what you have has enough material that one can easily add a fence on two sides of the table to help guide the shooter to put their long gun barrel pointed in a direction where forward movement can be done without moving in front of the barrel. The other comment I have, consider making the table considerably shorter, like somewhere around 28 inches, and here is the reasoning. In the group of friends that we travel around the region participating as much as possible, most are couples, so ½ of our group are women and many of them are of short stature, and I also have the honor of participating with several buckaroo’s / junior shooters as well. So many times I see situations where the staging is such where they stand behind a table similar to the one you have here while shooting, the height impleads their shooting. In the case where they happen to shoot a double so many times after they shuck their first hulls, and try to reload the muzzle ends up resting on the table and their by closing the breach slightly making it hard for them to insert the fresh shells.. This kind of thing puts them at a competitive disadvantage. Conversely where you or I when presented with a lower table we do have to bend slightly when picking up the long gun but not to the point where it impleads our progress. BTW, have you made any progress getting your wife interested in participating more than keeping score? See you down the trail.
  5. Flyin Shootest


    Oh, My.. This one should be good for several hundred posts!! IMHO, taking a refresher course documents to SASS that you SHOULD know the rules and are a qualified CRO/TO. Not all CRO/TO’s are created, some good, some bad, most in the middle, regardless of recent attendance to a RO Class. If you are the type that can READ the manual and keep up with the clarifications/changes, and have good mentors, you really don’t need to take a refresher course other than for documentation reasons. Attendance is a good idea, and a good way to review and discuss recent changes, but if you don’t it doesn’t immediately disqualify you from being a CRO/TO especially at the monthly shoot level. When making any call that isn't a run of the mill ruling, always keep, and consult a copy of the miss flowchart and pocket RO card found in the manual even when you "Think" you know the call.. F.S.
  6. I like the codification if the unofficial category so there are some basic guidelines for those who enjoy this style. It helps reduce the chance of unnecessary disputes. This specific case it isn't really my thing, and who am I to impose guidelines where I am not and active participant. With this in mind, I would respectfully recommend some additional consideration on shooting style / limitations, Cross Draw or not, Gunfighter or not.. I am certain SOMEONE will want to try shooting Gunfighter, and presuming they had a rig that was conducive to that shooting style, what would be the harm? Conversely, if not shooting gunfighter a common limitation is to only allow one loaded revolver in hand at a time. I presume the idea is to have a open class to maximize the participation and enjoyment of the category. For the clothing aspect you have a good start. Good Luck, Just My $.02 F.S.
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