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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2011, 11:42:22 am »

Thanks Sir Charles, but I've tried the site and the PDFs just say schedule and registration forms coming soon
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2011, 11:02:17 am »

Our local 'Rope Burn City' CAS event is the 3rd Sunday after July. After that, my wife wants to make the trek through the Rockies to southern Alberta.

What shoots will be happening about that time?
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2011, 02:29:28 pm »

PJ/Todd-
Greetings Pard!   Grin    It has just penetrated my foggy and creaky old mind (having noted the e-mail address in your profile) that we are already fairly well acquainted online through our mutual interest in Victorian-era British Empire militaria and weaponry!  

I am a mite puzzled by the wording of your post .... but assume that your projected trip will occur after the third weekend in July?

If so, the biggest shoots in the appropriate time-frame would undoubtedly be:the two big matches held by the Alberta Frontier Shootists at the Rocky Mountain House Rod & Gun Club Range (which admittedly is more "central Alberta") on consecutive weekends -
- Shootout at The No-Way Corral (The 14th Canadian National Championship of CAS) - July 29, 30 & 31 2011
- Rocky Mountain Showdown (Sass Canadian National Championship, so I believe SASS membership is a prerequisite) -  Aug. 03, 04 & 05 2011
- greater detail available on their website - http://www.albertafrontiershootists.ca/ - (click on the "All Shoots" link in the left-hand sidebar.)

Note the registration deadlines for these events.  If you do plan to register for either of them, let me know, as I would then be keen on doing so also, so we could meet personally at last.  (I have been remiss in getting up to any of their shoots over the past several years.)

Not that you are likely to make it as far east as Medicine Hat, I suppose ..... but our monthly shoot for July is on the third weekend (Sunday, July 17) and then the following month is also on the third Sunday (August 21) .... which is undoubtedly too late.  It is possible that the Calgary group will be having a monthly shoot somewhat earlier in August (but undoubtedly no earlier than the 7th, or possibly the 14th ....  Perhaps someone will post more exact information in that regard.
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2011, 03:20:19 pm »

Yep, c'est moi! The 'PJ' handle was inspired by the beautifully engraved script 'PH' on a '66 carbine I bought. It was too good not to take advantage of.
My previous handle 'Word Smith', frontier journalist, was 'retired' when he grew weary of Cariboo winters and returned to Victoria. Wimp ... ;>)

I have noted the dates you mentioned and referred them to 'Miz Josie', my social secretary cum trip organizer. She enjoys CAS as much if not more than I do, but shares my aversion of SASS. That precludes any events where SASS membership is requisite.

I am getting some local interest in the NCOWS style of smaller, harder-to-hit, furtheraway targets and have designed a two-gun stage that is being considered for our July shoot. We are aware that the 'Working Cowboy' class of NCOWS holds appeal for new shooters on limited budgets.
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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2011, 04:07:28 pm »

Todd:

I was long averse to SASS membership, but relented and re-joined a year or so ago to facilitate registration in some events in the States .....

Here at the Rocky Mountain Rangers, No. 4 Troop (.... we are nowhere near the Rocky Mountains, of course, but the connection is covered in detail on my website ....) we follow quite simplified rules, and do offer 'Working Cowboy' as a registration option ....

With your known interests, I must endeavour to interest you in the "Grand Army of the Frontier" - the 'mission' of which is "to honor the memories and achievements of the late Victorian-era military of all nations between 1858 and 1904, with a particular emphasis on American army on the Western Frontier between 1860 and 1900, though the pursuit and sharing of knowledge, and by actively participating in the hobbies of Cowboy Action Shooting, historical reenacting, living history programs, skirmishing, social events, and other activities while wearing appropriate military attire."

Membership is free, and if you wish to join it would bolster the meager ranks of the "Department of the International", of which I am the Commander ....  Perhaps I could even interest you in attending a shooting event, particularly their Annual "Grand Muster" .... albeit they can be located a fair distance away from the "Medicine Line" ... this past fall (and again this coming November) in Texas.  (So far, I am the only person from outside the USA who has attended ....)   Here I am competing in one of GAF's "Main Battle Rifle" categories, as a 1885 Rebellion Sergeant of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada -


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« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2011, 12:25:22 pm »

FYI - The cowboy shoot dates for Calgary during 2011 are....May 15, June 05, July 10 and Sep 24 with no shoot scheduled during August.

Hope to see you at the Hat this summer Jack.

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« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2011, 11:51:47 am »

Just a short note to say THANKS to all the unsung hero's that put together the Shoot out at Catus Flats last weekend.  I had a ball and really enjoyed myself.      Thanks again RMR!
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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2011, 02:31:28 pm »

My pistol packin' wife and I will be in Southern Red Rose Country mid-July. Where do we find ranges for Calgary/Medicine Hat shoots?

I'm familiar with the terms CAS (Cowboy Action Shooting) and WAS (Western Action Shooting), but when did FAS (Frontier Action Shooting) come on line? Frontier Alcohol Syndrome?   Hmmmm, maybe not too far off the mark ...  ;>)
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« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2011, 04:29:13 pm »

My pistol packin' wife and I will be in Southern Red Rose Country mid-July. Where do we find ranges for Calgary/Medicine Hat shoots?

I'm familiar with the terms CAS (Cowboy Action Shooting) and WAS (Western Action Shooting), but when did FAS (Frontier Action Shooting) come on line? Frontier Alcohol Syndrome?   Hmmmm, maybe not too far off the mark ...  ;>)

If you Google Alberta Frontier Shootists, you will see the shoot dates for Rocky Mountain House.
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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2011, 05:42:18 pm »

That's nice, but we won't be going to Rocky. That's why I asked about shoot dates in the Calgary/Medicine Hat area.
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« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2011, 08:29:40 pm »

Got back yesterday (sunday) morning from 10 days in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada. Went there to shoot the CAS Canadian Championship and the SASS Canadian Championship.  Had a truely great time, shot two great matches and even got to see Cowboys and Alians with 75 friends at a local theater.

If you have some time here's a couple links to some picks

http://crotchetyoldgrouch.smugmug.com/CAS/Canadian-Championship-2011/18426737_hZchBf#1420758202_R4s6x55

http://crotchetyoldgrouch.smugmug.com/CAS/SASS-2011-Canadian/18429533_dRG3gW#1421092910_Crh92FB

I think they look the best as a fast slide show
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« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2011, 09:56:27 pm »

Hello Crotchety, Glad you enjoyed your trip.

Buffalo Creek Law Dog.......the U.S. Cavalry Captain in your photos.

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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2011, 10:37:36 am »

That is a great set of photos.  The AFS put on a good shoot.  I havn't shot ot Rocky but I did attend the Camrose venue 3 times and enjoyed myself immensely.  Was that a sergeant in The Legion of Frontiersmen, standing by a Russian Streltsy?
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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2011, 11:42:57 am »

I believe the young sergeant is wearing the dress uniform of his  current unit.  He, or someone, told me it was based on the uniform of a early Alberta military/police force.  The guy wearing the kilt just retired form the Canadian Army and was waring his personal awards.
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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2011, 12:01:38 pm »

Could that have been The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH)?  That was my son's last Canadian unit.  The double gold stripe on the breaches indicates "Light Horse"  
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« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2011, 10:21:37 pm »

It was the South Alberta Light Horse uniform, he was another Afghanistan vet wearing his current medals.  The one in the kilt served three tours in Afghanistan.
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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2011, 12:38:27 pm »

Just got a disc from Led Li’Zard with more photos from the CAS and SASS 2011 Canadian Championships so thought I’d share some with you.  He is a professional photographer and has asked that no commercial reproduction be made of his work.  Down loads for private use are fine and encouraged.

Canadian National Championship;

http://crotchetyoldgrouch.smugmug.com/CAS/Led-Lizards-Pics-of-Canadian/18788229_Xg75Rg#1454859813_jHRP5hH

SASS Canadian Championship;

http://crotchetyoldgrouch.smugmug.com/CAS/Led-Lizards-Pics-of-2011/18787961_cHfVwn#1454820195_GpHQhGm
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« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2011, 07:37:43 pm »

Hey COG,
              Got any more photos of the dashing looking young gentleman in the kilt?  Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2011, 12:41:35 am »

Hey COG,
              Got any more photos of the dashing looking young gentleman in the kilt?  Grin Roll Eyes

Just that one during the thunderstorm when that wind came up Shocked Embarrassed
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« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2011, 01:17:16 pm »

Could that have been The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH)?  That was my son's last Canadian unit.  The double gold stripe on the breaches indicates "Light Horse"  

What is your son's name? I spent from 1993-2002 in the SALH in the Hat after I retired from the reg force.
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« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2011, 01:47:36 pm »

What is your son's name? I spent from 1993-2002 in the SALH in the Hat after I retired from the reg force.

I'll PM his name.  He was on the SALH list as a Captain but serving in England until a couple of years ago.  He is now a Major commanding a company of the TA, Territorial Army.
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« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2012, 10:30:45 am »

FYI

The Alberta Frontier Shootist Society (AFS) is no longer shooting at Rocky Mountain House. Everything has been removed and has been either relocated at the new range or being put in temporary storage. We are now located at the Pebble Ridge Range on a rental basis, 24 km SW of Rocky on Hwy 752.  This is a new private range that was just approved by the CFO this past September (2012).  It has 3 stages completed with 3 more to be built next year.  it also has a long gun range. We have held two shoots at this range so far, one in Sept and one in Oct. 

The Canadian Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting for 2013 will be held during August sponsored by AFS but, will be held held at the Spruce Grove Range just west of Edmonton.  The Canadians will be held at the Pebble Ridge Range beginning in 2014 when the three new stages are completed.

Our overall goal is to find and purchase a piece of land within central Alberta to build our own range.  We will be actively pursuing this goal and it certainly won't happen overnight, so to speak.
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« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2012, 01:20:46 pm »

Do you have firm dates for the Spruce Grove Match yet?
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« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2012, 12:20:49 pm »

Do you have firm dates for the Spruce Grove Match yet?

It will be held on the long weekend in August.

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« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2012, 08:47:44 am »

I see the AFS web site has been recently changed, but no announcements regarding the future of the organization.
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