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Hairtrigger Hayes

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About Hairtrigger Hayes

  • Birthday 08/25/1964

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  • SASS Number or "Guest"
    92280L Regulator
  • SASS Affiliated Club
    Texas Ten Horns, Comanche Valley Vigilatnes, Lone Star Frontier Shooting Club

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Anna, Texas
  • Interests
    CAS, reloading, my beautiful wife of 30+ years, my kids and grandkids.

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  1. My first cart was a monstrosity that should have required turn signals and a license plate! Then I built a 'sensible' sized cart out of scraps. Only expense was a little hardware and a pair of wheels from Northern Tool. That cart served me well for several years. My wife started shooting with me in 2017 and my little cart was soon deemed obsolete as it was just not voluminous enough to transport gear for two people. This is when I finally spent the money for a rugged gear and I've never looked back. So my advice, throw something together for now. If the hobby sticks splurge for a rugged gear some day.
  2. Congratulations and welcome to the BEST shooting sport in the World! You're about to embark upon a journey that will take you lots of places and introduce you to some of the most unforgettable moments and people of your entire life. I remember my first match, I had loaded just enough ammo to go compete for one day. I had so much fun I rushed home, tumbled brass, and loaded them all back up so I could go back the very next day! That was 7.5 years ago and I still get an adrenaline rush just before the buzzer on the first stage of the day. I hope you get a chance to come down to the Texas Ten Horns here in N. Texas sometime. In the mean time maybe I'll run into you at the SW regional the Territorial Marshals will be hosting this April. My best regards, HTH
  3. Heck yeah I'd shoot that match. Sounds kinda like some the shenanigans we pull at out "Classic" matches at our club anyway. I'm in, just let me know when and where!!!
  4. Just found it myself. List hasn't been updated with 2017 recipients yet. Looks like 2017 was a small class compared to recent years.
  5. I had some bead blasting done to my guns to "dress" them up a little. I like the two tone look. In the process we bead blasted the top of the receiver. With the dull, bead blasted rear notch the shiny front sight stands out like a diamond in a goat's a....well, you get the picture! Quickest sight picture I've every seen.
  6. I started out with a Stoeger. The gun was heavy, thick and slow...and didn't shoot to point of aim. I switched to a Baikal which is, in my opinion, the best of the low budget side by sides. Finally, I switched to an SKB in 2014. It was the single best move I've made in SASS to improve my times. The SKB fits me so well that one would think I had the gun customer built. The fit combined with the light weight and true point of aim has made follow up shots a thing of the past. But don't take my word for it. Get out there and borrow one for a match or two and make up your own mind.
  7. Wider, your point almost answers itself. RP takes stage difficulty into account to a certain degree. If you were fastest yet just one miss cost you 10 rank points the stage was undoubtedly a simpler stage or one where an inconsistency would affect you more. Anyway, RP or TT, I ain't about to quit or even slow down. This is the best damned game I've ever played!!!
  8. I prefer rank points for this simple reason, they favor the more consistent shooter. I've been at matches where I wasn't the fastest shooter but at the end of the day I was most consistent (no misses, no Ps) and won top gun. A good example would be Wyatt Earp. Not the fastest gun but always hit his target thereby proclaiming him the WINNER! I do respect and agree with the safety aspect of the OP though, and agree an MSV might need to carry more weight under any scoring system.
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