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The Outlaw Travis James

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  1. Down here most clubs have gone to a program called CAS Scoring. I can bring my iPad and let you guys check out this week if you would. It is free and made specifically for our sport. https://www.casscoring.com/ CAS Scoring Tutorial 5.0 orig.ppsx 1038030555_CASScoringTutorial5.0orig.ppsx
  2. THere was no choice in theis situation as the rifle was jammed. So I had to tear the skin on the finger in order to get it off of the trigger.
  3. You are safe, Wrangler. Ya know, Bucky, Sidekick, Deuce, no sweat...
  4. They were the first string of the stage. But I wanted to get to the "meat" of the video ASAP. hahaha
  5. Yes there was a malfunction with the trugger safety spring and it allowed the trigger safety block to slide up.
  6. Yes it does but we have regionals next week so I am hoping for some quick healing.
  7. FLORIDA LOCAS, ROUGHSHOD RAIDERS, AND THE FORT FORT WHITE COWBOY CAVALRY PRESENTS: No Man's Land A COWGIRLS-ONLY MATCH A brand new kind of match is coming to Florida! We don’t say that every day! On April 30, 2022, FL Ladies of Cowboy Action Shooting, Ft. White Cowboy Cavalry, and the Roughshod Raiders will be presenting a Cowgirls-Only Match! It includes 6 stages, side matches, and a BBQ lunch cooked by our cowboys. It will be hosted by the Ft. White Cowboy Cavalry and the stages will be themed after the Netflix Series "Godless" *Don’t worry cowboys…the side matches will have a place for y’all to dust off your guns! Applications can be found at the link below. https://actionshootingnetwork.com/event/270/no-mans-land/
  8. It definitely takes a lot of time management to be able to get everything done. That, and the fact that I only sleep a few hours every night...
  9. I nearly died (not really, just being dramatic) last year with our Outlaws Annual and DD being back to back. I do not help much with DD admin but I do the social media stuff and do a lot for the Outlaws match. My head was spinning for a few weeks trying to get everything done.
  10. The out of towners liked when DD was the weekend before Ides but the locals didn't becuase we couldn't take two weeks off in a row. So DD attendance suffered. But since it has been moved there have been many other factors affecting attendance the past two years.
  11. Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:00 am - Sunday, March 20, 2022 3:00 am EUSTIS GUN CLUB, Frankies Road, Tavares, FL, USA https://actionshootingnetwork.com/event/269/the-ides-of-march-2022/ IOM 2022 Application Fillable.pdf
  12. Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:00 am - Sunday, March 20, 2022 3:00 am EUSTIS GUN CLUB, Frankies Road, Tavares, FL, USA https://actionshootingnetwork.com/event/269/the-ides-of-march-2022/ IOM 2022 Application Fillable.pdf
  13. The first thing that should be understood about jacking rifle rounds is that there could be many different causes. And there could be different causes for different model rifles. I am going to speak in general of toggle link rifles because that is what my experience is with. It could be that the primer is not seated deep enough. Or that the shooter is pressing the trigger before the lever is fully closed. Or maybe they get out of rhythm and hit the trigger late and the lever is already opening. It could be some type of mechanical problem with the rifle that causes the shooter to get out of rhythm. The first step to correcting this issue is to figure out the cause. I have seen a few people recommend correcting the issue by learning how to reload your rifle quickly. I am not discouraging this but it is not a fix for the root of the problem. Figure out the root cause and correct it. If the primer is seated too shallow in the primer pocket, when the firing pin hits the primer, it moves deeper into the pocket and does allow a full strike which fails to cause detonation. It is important to check all your primers after loading your ammo. If you find one that is not seated properly, do not use it in a match. This is the best-case scenario because it is the easiest to correct. If the shooter is pressing the trigger before the lever is closed, the trigger safety (assuming there is still one in the rifle) will not be disengaged yet and the trigger will not release the hammer. The shooter (in rhythm) would then open the lever to cycle the rifle without the hammer falling causing them to eject a live round. Fixing this would depend greatly on the shooters' technique while shooting their rifle. I tend to notice this more on shooters who keep their finger inside the trigger while cycling the rifle. What seemed to work for me was holding my finger farther forward in the trigger guard while cycling the rifle. This takes just a split second longer to get to the trigger and helped me not jack any more rounds. If the shooter gets out of rhythm and hits the trigger late, there could be several causes for this. It could be a mechanical issue in the rifle. Or maybe they are pulling their finger out of the trigger guard during cycling and not getting it back in soon enough to press the trigger. The mechanical issue is self-explanatory. If you do not know how to correct it yourself, take your rifle to a qualified gunsmith. If the timing is late, try to keep your finger inside the trigger guard. This may require a loss of performance initially when getting used to it, but in the long run, could help to correct this issue. I’m not saying this technique is incorrect either. Missouri Lefty shoots his rifle this way for example. But if the technique is causing you to eject live rounds, it may not be for you. There could be any number of other causes as well. The only way to be sure is to take videos of you running your rifle from your strong side when you eject a round. Then, analyze the video in slow motion and find the cause. If you find it to be a problem of technique, then you can correct it with some dry fire practice. I do not recommend using full-weight dummy rounds to dry fire your rifle. They are much heavier than what the extractor is designed to handle and can cause premature wear on it. I use a dummy I loaded with no powder and a silicone-filled primer pocket. I then ground off one side of the rim and load that side up so that it does not extract but gives the firing pin something soft to strike when you pull the trigger. Start your reps very slowly and get your form perfect. Especially if you are training yourself to use a different technique with the trigger finger. Do 10 cycles of the rifle just like a 10-round dump, but slowly. If your timing is off during the dry fire, then go even slower until you can do several strings without any problems. A lot of times, you can figure out what is going on during these slow reps. Make sure you are pressing the trigger the same way you do during live fire. (i.e., slam fire, etc.). This may seem like overkill but the point is to train your muscle memory so that when you are shooting a string during a match there is no thought about it at all and your subconscious does all the work. One thing I did as well included changing my stage prep at the Loading Table. I used to go over the rifle string in my mind by thinking about the multi-taps at a very fast pace. But in reality, I can not shoot my rifle as fast as I am visualizing shooting it. So when I went to shoot my rifle string, subconsciously, it was trying to shoot it at the pace I visualized causing me to be out of rhythm and to jack rounds. I now visualize my rifle strings at the pace I know I can run the rifle. My mind and body work together instead of against each other. There could be many other causes as well, but in my experience, these are the three most common. I have had the alternate alias of Jack ‘Em Out James due to the number of live rounds I was once ejecting. It took me a lot of extra work and diligence to figure out the cause and correct it. But it is possible. I hope this helps.
  14. You'll always find something to dislike Sun, it is expected...
  15. Thank you Widder. It was a lot of fun to make.
  16. Well folks, here is the latest evolution of the video series I am now calling "Tri-View Video" Head over to my YouTube and leave me a comment and tell me what you think. If you enjoyed it, give it a like and share.
  17. Here is another 3 view video of a pretty good stage run. Plate racks, multiple shotgun positions, and we used the entire length of the The Town in Swampwater. It was a really fun stage from Lake County Pistoleros this weekend. I filmed the first person view with my Insta360 GO 2, the 360 with my Insta360 One R and the third person view with my Canon XA40.
  18. This will be employed at the Southeastern Regional this year. We were not fortunate enough to have the time off to go to EOT or it would be there as well. Land Run though, is a good possibility. Thanks for posting Dan.
  19. The applications are not done yet. It was just officially announced a couple weeks ago that it was going to to be the State Match. As soon as the applications are the ready they will be posted to Action Shooting Network and SASS Florida. Action Shooting Network https://actionshootingnetwork.com/lcp/ SASS Florida https://www.facebook.com/groups/sassfl
  20. Registration is open for the black powder double header of the year! SASS Southeast Territorial Black Powder Championship Darkness Falls January 27th, 2022 SASS International Black Powder Championship A Dark Day On The Santa Fe January 28th - 29th, 2022 Join us January as Boss Spearman and Charley Waite take on Denton Baxtor in “Open Range”. We have already been working on some new prop ideas that will remind you of some of the SASS matches of old! What better way to warm up for End of Trail. I would like to encourage everyone to register early! Awards have to be ordered 7 to 8 weeks before the match. How ever many is registered at that time dictates rather the awards will once again be conches or if we will go back to the trophy buckles. Rocky Creek Shooter and Bucky Buckskin have agreed to have another chili dinner Thursday night on the range. We have also decided to keep the Friday night banquet on the range as well. Fillable match applications and vendor form is attached. Keep any eye out on the website for updated shooters list as it becomes available. Looking forward to seeing you all in January. ~Come to the Dark Side CONFEDERATE COLT Dark-Day-2022-App-Update-Rev2-Fillable.pdf Sponsor-Vendor-Fillable.pdf Dark-Day-2022-App-Update-Rev2-Fillable (1).pdf Darkness-Falls-2022-App-Update-Rev2-Fillable-1.pdf
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