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Kirk James

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  1. Try replacing your springs for a slightly heaver spring for practice and use your Winchester primers. Switch them back for matches.
  2. Maybe you could have each club member purchase two targets each as replacements. Had our clubs AR 400 cut into 16 by 16 and I had 4 more made for me in AR 500. Cost me approximate $10 a target more for AR500. This was approx. 4 or 5 years ago. You have to compare the price of sheets and see what the difference of the two is today. Welding brackets and making stands of course will be the same. This could be in place of monthly dues. Let the club know these replacements are for your use also and are replacing your investment. Thanks for assisting in getting your club going!!!
  3. Just do not get a DQ during the match!!!
  4. Bear Creek may have what you are looking for.
  5. Kirk James

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    No problem. Glad he/she is shooting!!!
  6. We started Cody James when he was 10. My advice would be to get him a quality belt that can be extended. Muscle memory on the shotgun is hard to change. We tried the 22 route which lasted for two matches. Once someone let him use their 38's there was not going back. Even though he was a small 10 year old, Ruger Vaqueros worked great. We just had to convince him that Santa belonged to the NRA!!!
  7. Just received a parcial order from Dillon. The 9mm dies and conversion kit are on back order. Hope to get them soon.
  8. I do not like stories or someone interrupting my preparation process because I didn't remember a line. I have never come away from a match remembering any stories. I like the way the large matches publish stories in the handbook. Never heard a shooter complain that there was not a story behind a stage, but I have heard shooters complain they had to listen to non-sense jokes or stories before shooting. Just an opinion.
  9. I know this was a tough decision to make. The Bordertown crews put on an exceptional match and are all highly dedicated to CAS. Put Cody and I in for 2021.
  10. Pushing your edge in practice and not practicing backing it off before big matches.
  11. You can use your SAA 44 specials and your 44 mag Browning 92. In your Browning 92 you can use 44 Mag or 44 special. Use light loads to be friendly on your clubs steel. Your Colt Frontiers will work great. Don't worry about the 38 specials, just shoot and have fun. If you decide to change to 38 caliber later if you decide.
  12. I try to establish a baseline for different transitions (ex one shot out of each revolver, one shot out of the rifle and 4 to 6 shots out of the shotgun going right to left (for me the shotgun is the hardest firearm to master). Once I can complete a training session time consistently, being as honest as possible that my sights are on each target, I set the par time 1/2 to 1 second faster than my baseline. If I am not making progress I get help from faster shooters. Gateway Kid gave me a dry fire transition scenario a few years back that I used for over a year that added several transition techniques I was not using. Twelve Mile Reb stated earlier the importance of live firing your dry fire techniques to keep you honest. Great luck and have fun!
  13. Don't touch the top 16 at big matches. Very exciting to watch or participate.
  14. Four areas I would like promoted: 1) Try marketing SASS without so much emphasis on the dress but keep the dress requirement as it is. Show case the shooting with different abilities; some fast and some not so fast. 2) Do not refer to SASS as a fantasy sport. Advertise the shooters real name,then known as: their alias. 3) keep the age based categories and allow the shooter the choice of style of shooting for that stage, traditional, gunfighter or duelist 4) Allow some the concepts of western 3 gun if the club has room. Shooters do not have to shoot on the move, but can if it can be done safely.
  15. SASS was 1st firearm competition. Hunted alot. Watching my brother Tom Elder and having club members ask my ten year old if he would like to try it. Cody James was hooked. I later went and watched Winter Range top 16, I was hooked. Jessica, my 13 year old came along with my wife to EOT and watched Holly Terror compete against Badland Bub and she was hooked. I competed in high school and college wrestling (go Sun Devils). Cost about the same : one shoulder and knee replacement with a spinal fusion vs 20 firearms, holsters, reloading press and ammo cost. Had a coach at each. We took out a loan, very similar to a car room and raised hell. Best money I ever paid back.
  16. All we can share is our experiences with those we have talked to. My experience is that most, if they have heard of SASS, believe SASS is about the dress, the alias and a fantasy sport. I have three copies of Shooting USA. They all start out with the dress and the alias, then towards the end of two of them they do a great job of showing the shooting. While I am in it for the shooting, I enjoy that others are in it for the dress and fun of shooting the old firearms, and would not want that component to go away. I have said before, my kids never grew up with Gene and Roy, but they love the friendships and the tremendous competition they've experienced. The producers of Light Em Up" hit the spot for me. While you don't have to be a fast shooter to enjoy SASS, most want to improve. Has SASS ever taken the approach with the emphasis about the shooting, and the dress is there for those who enjoy it? Would this be a better marketing focus?
  17. Found 1000 small match primers at Sportsmans. They still had them in a cart to put on the shelves and that's all they received. Found 5000 match small magnum at Bass Pro Shop but had to pay $48 per thousand with Hazmat and tax. No longer available. Hat to pay that much but that is all I could find.
  18. Just when I am getting low.
  19. Have a blue 3rd gen with 51/2 in barrel unfired with a addlitional 44/40 cylinder. Come with tattered box and all paperwork, This piece was selected for its sharp marking, tight cylinder and beautiful case coloring. Would consider selling it at this time. Make me an offer!
  20. If you want great grips go to Joe Perkins in Tucson. Remarkable worlk!!!!! Good gunsmith also!!!!!
  21. Still trying to decide whether my jeans are designer or not. Once wore my shotgun belt above my belly button to see if there was an advantage. Couldn't tell if I had a foot behind the table.
  22. What ever happened to the good old days where the wire equaled a segment from the Jerry Springer Show? Rank points vs total time, TO's responsibility to catch a falling rifle, belly button shotgun belt rule, wimpy loads for world class shooters, Rattle Snake Wrangler rule etc...... Has this pandemic soften us up? What was your favorite SASS drama?
  23. Best of luck Creeker. Had a total shoulder replacement a year and a half ago. Never felt better. Like Hells said, listen to your surgeon and don't push it. I also agree that ice is your new best friend. See you down the trail.
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