I grew up with Roy, Gene and Hoppy, so I've always tilted towards the western stuff. Celebrated my 21st birthday by buying a used second generation SAA which I still have. In October of 2011 there was a ad in a local weekly paper about a club forming near me. I had seen cowboy shooting on Outdoor Channel but never though about joining. Well, my buddy and I went to that first organizational meeting and said that we would like to help and join. At that time I owned that SAA, a Cimarron Thunder and a Henry Big Boy. Never shot a shotgun more.than 100 times in my life despite shooting rifle amd pistol all that time. That new club's first match was July of 2012 and the rest is history. Within a year I was writing all our stages and became Match Director. Drug my wife (kicking and screaming) to a match in 2013. Something clicked there and we now shoot an average 40 matches a year. We've shot at 36 clubs in 15 states. No plans on slowing down anytime soon. We are at Spring Roundup in Evansville, IN (great match by the way) as I write this.