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About Parson Remington

  • Birthday 06/26/1954

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    Overland Park, Kansas
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  1. With the move to the new dates for the Kansas State Championship - the first weekend in October - there has been a move to upgrade the Powder Creek Cowboy Town. New Stages are being created, old ones are being upgraded with new baffles, berms and more . . . Get your registrations in and come see the additions (something about the town getting a new train station and hotel)! http://powdercreekcowboys.com/home.html
  2. Dont mean to step on the Major's toes, but here is some info. NCOWS will be holding their National Championships at the Free State Rangers in August, and on their page they have a list of hotels. See, http://www.ncowsnationals.com/2020_Lodging.html For more selection you might also look at Olathe, Kansas, about a 40 minute drive to the north. They have a number of hotels at differing levels. See,https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=tablet-android-samsung&source=android-browser&q=olathe+kansas+hotels
  3. Each person is different (dah). Their desires, potential needs, abilities, pocket book all differ. The risk with questions such as this is you begin to focus on the opinions of others rather than what ultimately matters to you. But since you asked, here is my opinion. I have a few AR 10s, AR 15s and AKs. I enjoy learning how things work. I like building my own toys. Understanding how the gun balances the various operating parts - the location of the gas port, the weight of the buffer - I find such things interesting and enjoy the satisfaction of creating something and knowing (sort of) how to fix it. The ARs are much easier to build than the AKs. The advantage of AR is it is a platform, a lego firearm system. With an AR 15 you have a choice of nine different calibers I can think of, different barrel lengths, different stocks and you can hang a number of accessories on them very easily. I have built them for myself, my wife, brother, niece, grandson, daughter, son-in-law and a few friends. Each was different. We would talk for an hour before I would start, learning what they wanted. Some cost under $400 and a few over $2000. Like I mentioned, we are all different. If you are thinking to be prepared for the EOTWAWKI an AR 15 with a .556 upper offers probably the best option for ammo would be more plentiful than other cartridges. For home defense an upper in 300 Blackout offers ballistics very similar to a 45 ACP and can be silenced effectively. For distance and all round shooting I prefer the 6.5 Grendel. If you opt for an AR 15 and want it only for plinking a polymer receiver made in the last five years (reinforced with metal) is fine. If you want something that will survive hard handling and remain reliable, you will want a forged aluminum receiver. AR 10s have a larger receiver to accomdate the greater length and power of the cartridges used. Unlike the AR 15, which has a basic universally accepted design, the AR 10 from different manufacturers will have different designs and a DPMS will not mate with an upper or lower from some other manufacturers. Like the AR 15, the AR 10 offers the choice of multiple cartridges by switching the upper receiver. The two most popular are the 308 and 6.5 Creedmoor. Not mention by anyone is a variation I like - the AR 180 you can get from Brownells as the BRN 180. It has a different operating system than the AR 15 (one I like better), allows a folding stock, uses an AR 15 lower, but does not (yet) come in the variety of calibers. AKs are good guns, and you can get them now made in the US with a forged receiver as opposed to the stamp metal produced by the Russians, Chinese, Poles, Romanians, and Albanians for years. They are easy to work on, but a pain to build if you buy a kit. AKs are in many ways the "Glocks" of semi auto rifles. They perform in all conditions. Because of the sheet metal construction of the receivers and the use of a Truncheon to attach the barrel they are often not as accurate as an AR type rifle (AKs with forged receivers are beginning to solve this). I like most firearms. I like my lever guns, I like my Mauser action bolt rifles. I like my single shot 1885 and Handi Rifle. I like my Sharps. The great advantage of an AR or AK over the other guns I like is faster reloading. The disadvantage is more moving parts and a bolt that is more susceptible to failure. If you get an AR type rifle be sure to get an extra bolt carrier group. Like an 1897 shotgun, they will break when you least want them to, but if you are prepared, the replacement is quick and easy.
  4. Covid-19 continues to be an unknown in the world of Cowboy Shooting. We know you have been patiently waiting on us for updates about The Prince of the Pistoleers. With the recent mandates of the Governor of the State of Kansas as well as the Federal Government, The Powder Creek Cowboys feel that it is prudent to postpone our 2020 Kansas State Cowboy Action Championship. Additionally, we are scheduled to host the 2020 State of Kansas Black Powder State Championship that was scheduled for November 7, 2020. At the April Board of Director’s meeting, after much deliberation we have decided the following: The new date of The Prince of the Pistoleers AND the Black Powder State Championship will be October 1-3, 2020 at The Powder Creek Shooting Park, 8601 Monticello Road, Lenexa, Ks. 66227. We will be holding both matches on the same weekend, shooting the Cowboy Action matches in the morning hours and the Black Powder Match in the afternoon. This will allow you to shoot both championships on one weekend!!! One trip, one set of expenses and two tons of fun!!! We are very sorry for the inconvenience and, If for any reason the new date means you will be unable to attend, you will have the option of either receiving a full refund or using those funds to register for the 2021 match which will be held on June 11-13, 2021. The new cancellation deadline will be September 15, 2020, and you will need to inform us to refund or move your registration to 2021 by that date. No action is needed if you intend to attend the October 3 match UNLESS you wish to shoot the Black Powder State Championship. I will email a NEW combined application for use in registering for the postponed, combined 2020 Kansas State Cowboy Action and Black Powder Championships! For those of you that want to add Black Powder to your already confirmed POP registration, please contact Cooncan at cooncan.pcc@gmail.com and she will assist you personally to add the second shoot. For those of you that waited to register for POP, please download the new application that will hit our website shortly (and will be emailed shortly) and join us for some cowboy shooting!!! For those of you that want to shoot only the Black Powder Championship, again, please fill out the soon to be published application and leave the Cowboy Action part blank. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will do our best to make these matches worth the wait! Questions? Cooncan.pcc@gmail.com
  5. Covid-19 continues to be an unknown in the world of Cowboy Shooting. We know you have been patiently waiting on us for updates about The Prince of the Pistoleers. With the recent mandates of the Governor of the State of Kansas as well as the Federal Government, The Powder Creek Cowboys feel that it is prudent to postpone our 2020 Kansas State Cowboy Action Championship. Additionally, we are scheduled to host the 2020 State of Kansas Black Powder State Championship that was scheduled for November 7, 2020. At the April Board of Director’s meeting, after much deliberation we have decided the following: The new date of The Prince of the Pistoleers AND the Black Powder State Championship will be October 1-3, 2020 at The Powder Creek Shooting Park, 8601 Monticello Road, Lenexa, Ks. 66227. We will be holding both matches on the same weekend, shooting the Cowboy Action matches in the morning hours and the Black Powder Match in the afternoon. This will allow you to shoot both championships on one weekend!!! One trip, one set of expenses and two tons of fun!!! We are very sorry for the inconvenience and, If for any reason the new date means you will be unable to attend, you will have the option of either receiving a full refund or using those funds to register for the 2021 match which will be held on June 11-13, 2021. The new cancellation deadline will be September 15, 2020, and you will need to inform us to refund or move your registration to 2021 by that date. No action is needed if you intend to attend the October 3 match UNLESS you wish to shoot the Black Powder State Championship. I will email a NEW combined application for use in registering for the postponed, combined 2020 Kansas State Cowboy Action and Black Powder Championships! For those of you that want to add Black Powder to your already confirmed POP registration, please contact Cooncan at cooncan.pcc@gmail.com and she will assist you personally to add the second shoot. For those of you that waited to register for POP, please download the new application that will hit our website shortly (and will be emailed shortly) and join us for some cowboy shooting!!! For those of you that want to shoot only the Black Powder Championship, again, please fill out the soon to be published application and leave the Cowboy Action part blank. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will do our best to make these matches worth the wait! Questions? Cooncan.pcc@gmail.com
  6. Howdy and wrlcome. On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays you will find the Powder Creek Cowboys in Lenexa, KS, about 2 hours southwest of you. Come on down! http://www.powdercreekcowboys.com/home.html
  7. This year I enjoyed the company, the challenge and the weather. Certainly an improvement over last year in the weather deparment. I have no complaints and truly appreciate the thought and physical work that went into arranging the entire week.
  8. K-Lyn and I will try to come. Our nephew is getting married on May 3rd, so we have to juggle somethings. Any chance we could shoot through Saturday's stages?
  9. Starting to get some nice raffle and door prizes committed. We will have a nice CZ shotgun to raffle as well as a hat DbarJ has graciously donated. More details and prize information will follow. Applications are flowing in. We are limited to 150 shooters, so do not wait - you risk missing the chance for a shot at a free entry and may miss one of the slots.
  10. Yep. The application has a slot for a reservation. There are no utility hookups, but always has been enough room. The camping and parking lot area is about 100 to 250 yards depending on how close you can get, from the the area holding vendors and cowboy town. There are a couple of golf carts that circle around to pick up folks and gun carts and deliver 'em to the action.
  11. If you fill out and get in your application and you are registered before May 1 you will be entered into a drawing for the return of your main match shoot fee. One lucky cowboy or cowgirl! Come to Powder Creek and have more fun in June than should be allowed! Sign up NOW!! June 11-13, 2020 Click here or on the image below for an application.
  12. THE PRINCE OF THE PISTOLEERS 2020 SASS Kansas State Cowboy Action Shooting Championship! Sign up NOW!! OCTOBER 1-3, 2020 Click here or on the image below for an application.
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