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You guys have me thinking. Not always a good thing......Been wanting to try something different and Frontiersman may be exactly what I'm looking for.  Think I'll try it. :) Thanks for the fun topic.

Long Hunter

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44 minutes ago, Long Hunter SASS #20389L said:

You guys have me thinking. Not always a good thing......Been wanting to try something different and Frontiersman may be exactly what I'm looking for.  Think I'll try it. :) Thanks for the fun topic.

Long Hunter

 

I blame J Bar and Noz for showing me what a great time one can have as a Frontiersman.  Can’t thank them enough.

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On 11/13/2020 at 8:24 PM, Sedalia Dave said:

Remember; If you can't laugh at yourself then Frontiersman is not for you. 

 

On 11/13/2020 at 8:22 PM, J-BAR #18287 said:

As I recall, it was Nuttin' Graceful who observed: "When shooting Frontiersman, you are one trigger pull away from disaster." + having a great time

 

Each Frontiersman can relate.

 

@Long Hunter SASS #20389L like they said above - truer words were never spoken.  And @J-BAR #18287 hope yuh don’t mind i added that last part.

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Frontiersman Ain't nutten hard about it. Just a bunch of fire and smoke. And where there's smoke, there's fire!

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12 hours ago, Long Hunter SASS #20389L said:

You guys have me thinking. Not always a good thing......Been wanting to try something different and Frontiersman may be exactly what I'm looking for.  Think I'll try it. :) Thanks for the fun topic.

Long Hunter

Pick up a single shot rifle to go with the cap guns and you can shoot a Plainsman side match (my favorite side match).

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having shot Frontersman with NOZ , and J Bar a couple of times , My times are pretty close to the same as shooting smokeless , being a duelest 

 

  maybe a a couple secs. slower , those shoots were a hoot , as I tried all sorts styles 

 

 thinking I got a P on every stage 

 

  CB 

 

  BUT ,  B)Ihad FUN 

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Edward,

Been a long time. Thanks for the advice. Sounds fun.

 

I blame you guys on this thread for sparking my interest in cap and ball. That's a good thing................................I think. :-)

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On 11/16/2020 at 11:28 AM, Griff said:

Likening Frontiersman to a suppository category is sacrilegious.  

 

And totally illegal in Texas !!  :D

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We had some crazy BP people one year at Bar 3 - it was either at one of the SASS Senior Games shoots or at Comin-at -Cha. They put on a campaign to get participants for Frontiersman & ended up getting about 25 or so people to sign up. Only about half had cap guns or had even ever shot one but those who did brought extras in the way of pistols, rifles, shotguns and LOTS of extra ammo. We took turns loading or helping shooters with cap pistols and coaching,  if asked, with single shot rifle technique. It was just great to see people laughing, choking and fumbling, some all at the same time. Twas enough to even make Griff smile  :o  :D  Seriously GOOD TIMES !

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Yusta B

 

You know that its all your fault I am now shooting Frontiersman in addition to FCD. 

 

You just had to tell me the Darkside had cookies. :P :D :lol:

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2 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:

Yusta B

 

You know that its all your fault I am now shooting Frontiersman in addition to FCD. 

 

You just had to tell me the Darkside had cookies. :P :D :lol:

I don't regret it a bit !  :D

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4 hours ago, Yusta B. said:

We had some crazy BP people one year at Bar 3 - it was either at one of the SASS Senior Games shoots or at Comin-at -Cha. They put on a campaign to get participants for Frontiersman & ended up getting about 25 or so people to sign up. Only about half had cap guns or had even ever shot one but those who did brought extras in the way of pistols, rifles, shotguns and LOTS of extra ammo. We took turns loading or helping shooters with cap pistols and coaching,  if asked, with single shot rifle technique. It was just great to see people laughing, choking and fumbling, some all at the same time. Twas enough to even make Griff smile  :o  :D  Seriously GOOD TIMES !

Happy Thanksgiving my friend from a fellow Frontiersman.

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I realize that many of you long time Frontiersman will cringe at this, but I wanted to share it anyway. 

 

I got interested in shooting Cap & Ball Black Powder pistols, the same year that I tore my left rotator cuff and had surgery.  I shoot left handed, and unfortunately, my left side never recovered to the same strength level that I had before, so it is most difficult for me to shoot one handed.

 

I shoot at Pleasant Valley Renegades in Southeastern Indiana, and they graciously accommodated my needs by creating a “Renegade” category, which is exactly the same as Frontiersman, EXCEPT you can shoot your pistols two-handed.  This gave me the opportunity to enjoy shooting my Remington 1858’s by making some smoke and flames.:ph34r:

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Dutch thanks pard, that is just what we needed to hear, Renegade.  I seldom handle anything much heavier than this key board now days but if I tried, it would likely need to be something similar to Renegade.  SASS needs to consider making that available as a new offering for those of us with with uhhh no mo led syndrome.      

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6 hours ago, Dutch Wheeler said:

I realize that many of you long time Frontiersman will cringe at this, but I wanted to share it anyway. 

 

I got interested in shooting Cap & Ball Black Powder pistols, the same year that I tore my left rotator cuff and had surgery.  I shoot left handed, and unfortunately, my left side never recovered to the same strength level that I had before, so it is most difficult for me to shoot one handed.

 

I shoot at Pleasant Valley Renegades in Southeastern Indiana, and they graciously accommodated my needs by creating a “Renegade” category, which is exactly the same as Frontiersman, EXCEPT you can shoot your pistols two-handed.  This gave me the opportunity to enjoy shooting my Remington 1858’s by making some smoke and flames.:ph34r:

 

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Lonesone Ryder shoots cap guns with two hands in frontier cartridge category. 

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Prior to 1989 SASS was all of a year old, tho' cowboy shooting had been around about 8 or 9 years (depending upon who you want to believe), and had 3 categories, Modern, Traditional, & Black Powder (suppository handguns not allowed).  Everything was shot 2-handed, in fact, some folks didn't think it would be SAFE for folks to shoot one-handed...  And watching some folks back in the day... I didn't disagree!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Griff said:

Prior to 1989 SASS was all of a year old, tho' cowboy shooting had been around about 8 or 9 years (depending upon who you want to believe), and had 3 categories, Modern, Traditional, & Black Powder (suppository handguns not allowed).  Everything was shot 2-handed, in fact, some folks didn't think it would be SAFE for folks to shoot one-handed...  And watching some folks back in the day... I didn't disagree!

 

 

 

I really can’t think of any reason (other than adding another category) why it shouldn’t be allowed.  If you think about it we already have FCD and FC.  Maybe limit it to Senior and above call it Frontiersman Duelist  and Frontiersman.  I hope @Noz doesn’t get mad at me.

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Once in Canada, I shot my ten gauge 3-1/2 chock full of heavy black in an enclosed jail house. There was no wind. I darn near asphyiciasted the TG. :D Tex was right after me. That sure finished off that guy!!!   <_<

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53 minutes ago, Mud Marine,SASS#54686 Life said:

Once in Canada, I shot my ten gauge 3-1/2 chock full of heavy black in an enclosed jail house. There was no wind. I darn near asphyiciasted the TG. :D Tex was right after me. That sure finished off that guy!!!   <_<

 

I wish I could get my hands on a decent 10 gauge so I could make a big boom.

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:)  Hey Tequila  :rolleyes:

 

Your Sock drawer (gun fund) flush??  I have to check but I may have a line on a rather nice 10Ga.  I'l get back to ya.

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On 11/18/2020 at 3:22 PM, Sedalia Dave said:

At Tennessee State I heard several shooters remark that the BOOM from my SG could be felt in their chest...

 

 

 

Yup!  I was there.  I enjoyed shooting the BP side match with you.

 

The SG was cool, but your Spencer stole the show for me.

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On 11/13/2020 at 2:10 PM, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Could you imagine the reaction that they had back in the day when cartridge revolvers came on the scene? I bet they could hardly wait to get their hands on one!:)

Maybe, but not a great advantage until simultaneous ejection...

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:)  Long Hunter  :rolleyes:

 

I'd be happy to provide you with an appropriate recommendation, where to acquire some appropriately set-up Cap Guns ?? B)

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On 11/13/2020 at 2:10 PM, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Could you imagine the reaction that they had back in the day when cartridge revolvers came on the scene? I bet they could hardly wait to get their hands on one!:)

Every time I load my c&b revolvers, I’m reminded of what a marvelous invention the metallic cartridge is!

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