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Misty Moonshine

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  1. That is certainly one method/model that I am considering for the future. We'll know more as the dust settles and things calm down a bit after the main transition occurs in October. Misty
  2. Phantom, There is no outside "buyer" in the mix. Misty
  3. We are all living in a new world this month as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our lives across the globe. All of us at SASS wish nothing but peace and health to our members and their families during this time, and our thoughts are with those surviving in the areas hardest hit. For the first time in 39 years, we regret to announce the cancellation of END of TRAIL 2020. An event like END of TRAIL takes months and months of planning, a significant financial commitment, and is reliant upon our attendees, sponsors, vendors, competitors, and guests to make it successful. While there is much the world still doesn’t know about the lifespan of COVID19, the fact remains that it could be months before we return to a level of normalcy that would allow for a successful END of TRAIL. The number of cancellations has skyrocketed over the past 2 weeks, and- even if the surge of the virus is behind us and the gathering bans are lifted in time for the event, we feel that the wake left behind from the devastating COVID-19 Pandemic will still be evident, and that we would not be in a position to present END of TRAIL in the tradition and fanfare that it, and our guests both deserve. If you have already registered for END of TRAIL, you have 3 options: 1) Request a full refund 2) Transfer your entry fee to EOT 2021 3) Donate: your entry fee will be transitioned into a direct donation to the SASS Museum & Cowboy Action Shooting Hall of Fame; a 501C-3. You will receive a donation receipt for your contribution for tax purposes. *Please contact us directly at sass@sassnet.com to inform us what your choice is. END of TRAIL Registration will remain open and all information will be transferred to EOT 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the 40th Anniversary of END of TRAIL, June 17-27, 2021. What a bash it will be!
  4. Hi everyone! I apologize for not posting the notice here first thing this morning. the announcement went to every SASS members email at midnight, and is in the April issue of The Cowboy Chronicle. Per the mandated order, SASS HQ and Founders Ranch are both closed. All SASS HQ Staff are working from home, and as you can imagine, I woke up to a very active inbox and message center. I just got my head above water and came here to post it myself. I don’t see any need to, with this thread... but I will! Many thanks for your understanding. Misty
  5. Dear SASS Family & Friends, In compliance with New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham's order that stated: "office environments that do not engage in essential services are instructed to immediately limit operations", SASS is modifying our office hours- effective immediately and through the mandated period of April 10, 2020. SASS HQ will be on the following office schedule: Mondays - 8AM-5PM MST Tuesdays - 8AM-5PM MST Closed Wednesday - Sunday All SASS Staff have the ability to work and engage our members remotely. While we may not be "in the office" on the days we are closed, we assure you that we will still be working diligently to process orders, and provide membership support and services to our SASS community. - If you need to call us, do so on Mon/Tues at the SASS Office - Contact us by email, anytime- we will respond and take action as appropriate. Luna Rey: luna@sassnet.com Ruby Ruthless: ruby@sassnet.com Angela Bellarose: angela@sassnet.com Misty Moonshine: misty@sassnet.com It is our sincere hope that we will soon be able to go back to normal office hours, but we will continue to strive to provide the highest level of member services and support during this time. The order to close all recreational facilities across the state has also mandated the immediate closure of Founders Ranch through April 10. Stay safe, friends. Misty Moonshine
  6. Dear SASS Family, Our #1 priority at SASS has always been the safety of our members. As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world and throughout the United States, concern for member health and safety, airline restrictions, travel warnings, business & school closures, and the varying bans on gatherings and events are affecting our affiliated clubs operations and events- forcing cancellations of matches both within and outside of the SASS Sanctioning Program. What about END of TRAIL? We have received numerous inquiries as to the planning and execution of EOT 2020. With 94 days from the start of EOT as of the date of this letter, it is simply too early to speculate. There are still many unknowns about the COVID19 Pandemic’s lifespan here in the US. We are hopefully optimistic that this situation will be resolved- and the related gathering bans and restrictions will be lifted. We are assembling numerous scenarios regarding EOT, including limitations and alternatives, as well as preparing ourselves to consider postponement- and even cancellation. If left with no choice but to cancel the event due to the Pandemic, our attendees will be given the choice of a full refund or the transfer of entry fees to the next year. All EOT registrants will continue to be informed of the situation and any impacts to the event as we move forward. SASS will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19 and strive to continue to serve as a support system for our Affiliated Clubs and our SASS family through this time. Misty D. Miller Aka: Misty Moonshine - SASS #83232 Chief Executive Officer Single Action Shooting Society®
  7. Message from the NRA: With our 149th Annual Meeting scheduled for next month in Nashville, we realize many NRA members and meeting guests have questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the potential impact on our convention. We have been closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Tennessee Department of Health. In fact, earlier today, a state of emergency was declared in Tennessee. Therefore, we have reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s NRA Annual Meeting, planned for April 16 – 19 in Nashville. This applies to allevents and scheduled programs, including the NRA-ILA Forum. We sincerely regret the need for this action, particularly for our many loyal members who join us for this annual celebration of the NRA and our constitutional freedoms. Details regarding a rescheduled NRA Members’ Meeting will be forthcoming. Under the direction of NRA President Carolyn Meadows, the NRA Board of Directors is working with the Office of the Secretary in relation to board elections, meetings, and the like. Please know that we did not reach this decision lightly. We were ultimately guided by our responsibility to help ensure the safety and well-being of our NRA members, guests, and surrounding community. Please coordinate directly with any hotels, airlines or others who have assisted with your travel arrangements. Most companies have announced plans to accommodate travelers dealing with event cancellations. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. The statement can be found here: https://www.nraam.org/
  8. Sign up to join our Waddie Team at END of TRAIL is now OPEN! 2019 boasts lots of great fun- and awesome rewards and benefits for our EOT Waddies! Click the link to sign up: WADDIE SIGN UP Waddies are a crucial workforce for END of TRAIL. The success of the event as a whole hinges upon the dedication of the folks who sign up to volunteer their time as Waddies. These renowned folks play an immeasurable role in the success of END of TRAIL! The term "Waddie" originates in the true American Old West. A Waddie is defined as: One of the words for cowboy, especially a cowboy who drifted from ranch to ranch and helped out in busy times. Just like the waddies of the Old West, END of TRAIL waddies are Cowboys who come to Founders Ranch to help out in our busiest time- END of TRAIL! In exchange for your volunteering as an END of TRAIL waddie, you'll receive your meals when working, camping, parking, and many other goodies exclusive to waddies! You'll earn a gold dollar a day as an homage to the true Old West waddies, and- earn points toward SASS membership, merchandise, Founders Ranch Range fees, and even EOT Entries! The END of TRAIL schedule is jam-packed with opportunities for you to help. And we need you! Whether you have just a few hours here and there, want to volunteer for a special event or task, or if you'd like to attend END of TRAIL as a Full time Waddie, we'd sure love to have you! In addition to "a dollar a day and "found" (food)" as was traditional in the Old West, all hours spent volunteering as a Waddie qualify for the Founders Ranch Waddie Volunteer reward program. Waddies will recieve $5 Volunteer bucks for every hour volunteered- to be spent on any SASS or Founders Ranch sponsored event, merchandise, range fees, or membership. A special pre-event Welcome and Thank you dinner at the Ranch house hosted by the Wild Bunch will be held early in the event- as well as a post-event dinner at a local restaurant as a small sign of our thanks. Click the link to sign up: WADDIE SIGN UP **This is a new signup format for 2019. Specific tasks will be assigned as needed during your shift.** Thank you for considering being a part of END of TRAIL! If you have any questions about being a Waddie, please don't hesitate to contact us directly: Angela Bellarose, Waddie Coordinator & Trail Boss - angela@sassnet.com Misty Moonshine, Event Management - misty@sassnet.com
  9. A note to all Forum Users: The goal of the SASS Wire Forums is to provide a fun and resourceful place that users can come and discuss topics in regards to SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting. We also want to celebrate free exchange of information and conversation, and realize that "spirited" discussion can happen at times when the subject matter is one that we feel passionately about. It can be a challenge to express ideas and opinions in the written word and nearly impossible to judge intent of the manner of which it is intended. Please keep that in mind when posting on the forums- be considerate of the challenges we all face when trying to communicate on the SASS Wire. We are not looking to curtail expression- everyone has their opinions and are entitled to them. We want to make sure that everyone is able to participate fully and express themselves without fear of ridicule. There IS a difference between a debate and an argument. Arguments are disrespectful and will not be tolerated. Treating each other with respect is paramount. Please be considerate of the challenges that we all face when trying to communicate on the SASS Wire. Please refer to the following excerpt from the Guidelines: Inappropriate or offensive content and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. To assist in defining inappropriate content, ask yourself the following questions when making a post: - Is this message SASS-related? (with the exception of the Saloon forum) - Is this message something most members would like to read? - Does this message add value to the forum? - Is this something I would say to a person face-to-face? *If you cannot answer yes to all of these questions, please reconsider posting your message. IGNORE FEATURE TIP: If you find there is a forum user that you no longer wish to see posts from,-regardless of the reason, there is a feature built in to the SASS Wire Forums that allows you to "IGNORE" a User. There are a few ways this can be accomplished. You can either hover over the member's icon that you wish to ignore and a "Ignore" option will come up- taking you to your Ignored Users page within YOUR account. This is where you can manage the content you see within the Forums. You can also arrive at your Ignored Users page within your account by clicking on the down arrow next to your name/account info in the top right corner and select "Ignored Users". This is similar to "unfollowing" someone in Facebook. Thank you, Misty Moonshine & the SASS Wire Moderating Team
  10. There are no "techs" to hold out hope to see this and answer or fix. We don't have tech's.... our hosting service doesn't monitor our wire forums. All they do is maintain the software and keep it safe; installing upgrades, etc. The only way to get changes made is through SASS HQ- we communicate to the hosting service and do what we can to facilitate the request. I will have to contact them and ask them about Post #'s. If we can add them back, we will- but please understand that they are not software developers. Will do the best we can. As Allie mentioned on another post... I cant read every thread or post either... if there is something like this that comes up - don't just "hope" I happen to see it. Please reach out to me directly at misty@sassnet.com Misty Moonshine
  11. Press Release January 30, 2017 The Single Action Shooting Society® Celebrates 30th Anniversary The Single Action Shooting Society® (SASS) is pleased to recognize 2017 as its 30th Anniversary. SASS was founded in 1987 as a membership organization with a mission to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. Over the last 30 years, the Single Action Shooting Society has grown into an international organization, recognizing over 105,000 SASS memberships along the way. SASS is the internationally recognized governing body for the wildly popular sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™, promulgating rules for safety and consistency in competitions across the globe. With over 600 Affiliated Clubs in 24 countries, SASS sanctions championship matches at all levels of competition, including State, Regional, Divisional, National, and the World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting™, END of TRAIL®. SASS members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West, a love of the cowboy era, single action firearms, and action-packed competitive shooting for all skill levels in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment. A true multi-generational organization and shooting sport, SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting™ have always been so much more than just a monthly shooting competition. For most members, SASS is not only a family tradition, it has become a way of life — a true SASS family. SASS has come a long way since its origins and is a direct reflection of the membership who have joined with enthusiasm, expanding and keeping alive the joy of the game and its foundation of friendly competition — what we call Spirit of the Game. SASS credits much of its success to these individuals and groups who have contributed to the growth of the organization and the direction of Cowboy Action Shooting™ along the way. As SASS reflects on the past 30 years, we look forward to the future with anticipation and excitement for the evolution and continued growth of the organization and the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. We look forward to many more years providing unparalleled resources and benefits to our members, supporting the shooting sports and firearms industry, and upholding our original mission — preserving and promoting the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™.
  12. Hi Jim No Horse! Thanks for thinking of me, and for wondering about me. I'm around- and I'm not going anywhere! Super busy with a million things, just back from SHOT show, and gearing up for the Great American Outdoor Show in PA. Lots of planning and coordination coming along for END of TRAIL, and a good long list of other things- always working to improve SASS, its events, programs, and member services! I haven't had much time to peruse the Wire Forum. I'm always "reachable" via my direct email: misty@sassnet.com. Again- thanks for checking on me! Misty
  13. Hello Everyone! First off, thank you all so much for your time and for volunteering to help "man the booth"! At the Great American Outdoor Show. I need to impose a deadline for any potential volunteers to get signed up so that I can make sure I have plenty of time to order exhibitor badges and parking passes for everyone- AND, to have enough time to get those mailed out to each of you before the show. The deadline to sign up to volunteer to help is Thursday, January 5th, 2017. If you are still on the fence about volunteering, please get signed up before this date. This is the only way I can guarantee I can get you an exhibitor badge (credentials for entry) and a parking pass! Here is the link to the sign up module: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4da4ae2ca02-thegreat1 I've been pulling Volunteers names off of the sign up module, and if you've signed up already- THANK YOU! Once I receive all of the badges and parking passes from the show, I will send them to you- and I will include important information about the show. I look forward to seeing you all there! Misty Moonshine
  14. Hi everyone! A HUGE thanks to JS Sooner- he established an AWESOME sign up tool! If you are interested in helping out at the Show, you can follow this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4da4ae2ca02-thegreat1 Thank you again! Misty
  15. Hi everyone! SASS will be exhibiting at The Great American Outdoor Show scheduled to be held February 4-12, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I will be flying out for the show, and I need SASS member/shooter volunteers to help me work the booth at the show. A little about the show: - World's largest consumer outdoor show - 9 day show - 650,000 sq. feet of exhibitions, 9 halls - 200,000 attendees If you have some time and would like to help me in the booth promoting the organization and the sport we all love so much, I would be extremely grateful for the help! You can learn more about the show here: https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/ Please contact me directly at: misty@sassnet.com or call the office at 505-843-1320. Thanks so much- this is going to be great exposure for SASS, Cowboy Action Shooting, and mostly.....FUN!!! Misty Moonshine
  16. Little Rob, I haven't seen a letter from SASS where we are asking clubs to pay SASS for non members that shoot at local matches.... I'd sure like to see what you are referring to. Misty
  17. The SASS® Organization A few of SASS’ own members have recently stated, “What does SASS do for me?”, “What does SASS do as a “parent” organization… and even the statement “We don’t need SASS to play Cowboy Action Shooting™”… While the latter statement may be true in the short term, it wouldn’t remain so for long without SASS® - and Cowboy Action Shooting™ wouldn’t be the recognizable or respected discipline it is today in the Shooting Sports and Firearms Industry if it weren’t for the direct efforts of the Single Action Shooting Society®. At this critical time in our organization, I think it is important to illustrate what your membership in SASS means on a global scale- and list just some of the achievements SASS has championed on your behalf over the years. While being humble is an admirable quality, I think it is time to outline some of SASS’ accomplishments. SASS® membership means different things to different people, and membership in SASS has both tangible and intangible benefits. In many ways, those intangible benefits outweigh the tangible benefits of a registered alias, a shooters badge, and member discounts. Did you know? Colt SAA’s and their clones would be illegal in California if not for the direct efforts of SASS on your behalf. Without SASS, members in California would only be able to have rifles that are limited to hold 10 rounds only. SASS represents its members interests to protect gun rights: Testified before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on Firearms related legislation Testified before the California House Public Safety Committee on Firearms related legislation Testified before the United Nations General Assembly on the Treaty for Regulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (currently titled The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)) Today’s wide variety and availability of Single Action Revolvers and Lever Action rifles is directly attributable to SASS and its success as an organization. SASS created and still creates and maintains a visible market that influences manufacturers. Ruger Vaqueros Marlin Rifles without a “micro-grooved” barrel There would never have been a need or desire for a .38 bullet weighing less than 158 gr. SASS members would have a difficult time finding competent gunsmiths to work on their guns (there were only a very small handful in the early 80s) Winchester quit putting the cannalure in their .45 LC brass and made it a smooth walled case so it would last longer. The quality and design of those firearms is immensely superior to those of yore- and while that’s largely due to the efforts of Boyd Davis (EMF) and Val Forgett (Navy Arms), their efforts would’ve been fruitless without the visible market that is the SASS Organization of members. Many retail giants in the industry (Midway, Dillon, Cabela’s, Brownell’s) stock and market Cowboy Action Shooting accessories, parts, etc. – a direct result of SASS’ influence. Internationally, many countries are signing on to the UN Arms Trade Treaty. Those countries will be expected to conform to the mandates of the treaty. SASS stands as the organization that invokes protection to ensure that SASS members and affiliated clubs are protected by definition- meaning their guns are protected. SASS membership affords members in many foreign countries to possess firearms that they otherwise could not legally own. SASS has had a profound effect on the way firearms and the shooting sports are viewed by many, including the press. Men, women and children dressed in 1890s clothing, shooting old time firearms presents an aura of FUN. That in turn has influenced other shooting sports, which have adopted the public approach of “shooting is a FUN, SAFE, pastime.” Even the National Shooting Sports Foundation advertises their First Shots program with an emphasis on FUN. SASS has been a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation since its inception, and has helped develop many of their range programs. Today we are seeing many of our traditions, much of our history, and many of our core values denigrated, devalued, and in some cases, simply erased. SASS stands for and promotes the preservation of those valued elements. If you think not, ask yourself why you like your SASS pards. Why do we all say you’ll “come for the shooting, but stay for the people”? It is our mission to ensure SASS continues for many, many years. Not the least of reasons is our ability to pass on the history, the values, the camaraderie and good will exhibited in our game. SASS has worked diligently to provide a sport and an organization that your entire family can enjoy together. Steeped in core values you and every member of SASS teach the young ones by example. The core qualities of free men and a free nation should not be allowed to die. Every single SASS member should be introducing friends, family, and neighbors to SASS and influencing them to join. There is strength in numbers, and the larger we are the stronger and more influential we are. Every member should swell with pride to be part of SASS. On behalf of the Founders of SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting- The Wild Bunch- Misty Moonshine PROUD member of The Single Action Shooting Society
  18. Its makin' my head hurt too, Brisco! We'll get through it, just like everything else, though!

  19. Joe Boy, I have responded to your question/comment on my profile by addressing your concern and listing the names of the decision makers as you requested. The response I posted on the wire thread is this:

    Please allow me to reiterate this fact:

    SASS has not "CHANGED" the rules. What we have done is established an official clarification of a qualifier for the Overall titl...

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