Went to my first match with the Lincoln County Regulators today and had a blast. Didn't get to shoot in the comp since I still don't have a rig but I did get to shoot two stages with borrowed gear and man am I hooked now. I realized I need to buy or build a gun cart for when I go to matches. I also noticed that jeans boots and a button up shirt is the standard uniform for the club. A few guys where completely decked out in traditional gear but 75% where just wearing modern cowboy clothing.
They also had to side matches. One was wild bunch and the other was a zombie shoot
with belly guns (derringers and pocket pistols). Both side matches looked like a lot of fun and I think Wild Bunch will soon take off as a stand alone event with this club (and I've heard that is already the case in many clubs). For those that don't know Wild Bunch is a new competition style that gets it's name from the movie "The Wild Bunch." The weapons used in this competition are 1911s, lever action rifles, and 1897 or Model 12 Shot guns. The movie takes place in 1913 so the weapons used for these matches are restricted to those available in 1913. Most shooters where using their 1897 and Lever gun from the main match for the Wild Bunch stage.
Like I said I'm officially hooked! Can't wait to shoot my first match, sadly I work during the July shoot so I'll have to wait until August to shoot with them.
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