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Oregon Bill
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« on: November 16, 2016, 07:03:48 pm »


Looking hard at the Model 1861 Artillery boot from Fugawee as a good civilian generic for 1840s-1860s. I have a pair of Fugawee half boots for late 18th century that are pretty decent, so hoping these are as well made or better. Any experience, fellow Plainsmen?
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 02:19:52 am »

I'm more than satisfied with both my Monticello & my Congress Gaiters .
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 01:39:42 am »

I strongly recommend contacting Bob Serio at Missouri Boot and Shoe.  Always a nice guy and his product is first rate, custom fit.

-Dave
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 05:37:18 pm »

Thankee, Dave.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 09:59:20 pm »

Has anyone succumbed to having rubber soles put on their boots?
I remember not being able to wear hobnails in some historical sites and then slipping on the grass etc. and my soles were pretty worn.

Did the Plainsman Society make a ruling in this regard? I don't remember.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 11:40:25 pm »

I don't know about the Plainsmen, but we encourage it in G.A.F.  It may not be authentic, but it beats the crap out of people sliding on grass and falling with loaded firearms.  A lot of us are old enough that we get injured fairly easily when we fall, as well.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 04:11:26 pm »

For period events, I recommend hobnails.  If done correctly, they are perfectly comfortable, safe, and period correct.  I have a problem with modern shoes only if you are attempting to have a historically accurate event.   If this is merely themed shooting, I am okay with costumes of your favorite westerns regardless of how fanciful.  For those events, I'd have no problem with showing up in my modern "Cowboy" rancher gear (Modern Ranch shirt, Wrangler Jeans, Ariat Boots and a modern Stetson and an Arvo Ojala holster.)

However, I do completely agree with Niederlander that safety should be the primary concern in a live fire exercise.  For that reason, the event coordinators should be held to their obligation in providing a shooting course that is as free from slip/fall hazards as common sense permits.  For everything else such as mountain man live shoots, or primitive hunting, I've found period moccasins or hobnails to be an adequate countermeasure.

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2018, 02:03:30 pm »

Hi Dave

I wore Missouri Boot and Shoe for Muster this year and they worked well.  I also wore those Stacy (not Ashley) Madison high top boots that I had rubber soles put on.  The rubber soles worked best.  I ordered a second pair of boots from Missouri Boot and Shoe to wear under jeans, and had those done in Rubber soles.  They're close to ready, but I'm pretty sure they'll work out fine.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2018, 04:38:36 pm »

We use to do a thing called a "trail walk". It was a lot of fun and I very much enjoyed running these.
I would always do a shoot through myself before the event to see what problems there might be.
Wet and/or slippery conditions for the participants was always a consideration.
As a result of this test, I would ask the participants "not to run" through the coarse. Many would be very upset with me for suggesting such a thing. And I would tell them that it was for "safety" reasons! That explanation did not often work.
We might have 100 or more participant signed up for the event, first come first served. With only three guys running it. Which meant these guys were going to have to run through the event with the participant over a three day weekend.
Also many participants that didn't do as well as they thought they should wanted to re shoot the event. This was okay by me but they had to go to the end of the line. This also didn't set well with some of the Gamer types.
Everyone that signed up disserved a chance to shoot the coarse in order they signed up.

Just as a side note here, I always had a rubber heel plate (at least) put on my historic foot wear.
My best,
 Blair
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