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2021 Grand Muster
« on: July 07, 2020, 12:12:49 PM »
I will be hosting the 2021 Grand Muster, June 25, 26 & 27 at my farm. 

This Muster will be open to anyone in the GAF. If not currently a member I can help you register. (Membership in the GAF is free and easy) By using Google Earth and going to  41°40'16.24"N Latitude and  99°19'42.54"W Longitude you can see the Grand Muster site. Registration forms are available below and on the dispatches page of the Grand Army's Web site. Participation will be limited to 50 shooters. Registration is $80 before May 15; $85 after May 15. Extra banquet meals are $17.50 (for non-shooting wives, girlfriends, and children, ect.).

The planned activities include: a 3 stage GAF steel target main match, a Long Range Rifle match, a Precision Pistol match and a GAF Expansion Era Match. While 3 stages for the main match doesn't sound like much, these three stages will be of the skirmish format and will feature about 20 knock down targets per stage.Round counts will be dependent on the number of times the shooter needs to shoot at each target to get it to fall. 100 rounds at least would be a good plan. This is a match that participants say truly needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated and another described as "The finest Victorian military firearms shooting match in the world."

The theme for 2021 will be "The Indian Wars." The planned stages are Water Carrier Ravine, Reno's Valley Fight, and The Wagon Box.  The Expansion Era Match will occur in the Shoot House/Moro Valley

Shooters will be able to sight in their rifles on Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening. Sighting in your rifles for the distances used is STRONGLY encouraged.

Long Range Rifle will be 100-300yds. on armor so full power jacketed bullets are fine for it.

The average high temperature in this area on June 30th is around 87 degrees

I've attached a FAQ sheet and a suggested equipment list.

We expect to run 3 or 4 Squads shooting concurrently. Each squad will cycle through each of the 3 main match stages, the long range match and the sidearm match on Saturday. The Long Range Match and the Precision Pistol Match will each be treated as a stage. We will run ahead of schedule if possible. We should be finished shooting the match by Saturday evening with awards presentation Saturday evening at the banquet if possible; however, if we run behind we will finish up Sunday morning. That also leaves Sunday available for happy fire and use of the Howitzer and Gattling if it returns.

If you have a UTV/ATV that you would like to bring, you are welcome use it between stages.

The banquet will be at the Comstock Premier Lodge ( http://www.comstocklodge.com/ ) and the price of the banquet is included in your registration. If you are bringing a spouse or child who isn't a registered shooter the cost of an extra ticket for them is $17.50 Lodging is available at the lodge as well. If you are considering staying at the Comstock Lodge, don't wait too long to make reservations. I know at least one room was booked Saturday night for next year's muster. I've also reserved a block of rooms at the Wildlife Inn at nearby Taylor as well (308-942-6234) early registration is also suggested. We bought out both facilities in full in 2018.

The Grand Muster falls on the same weekend as the local city fair and the High School Alumni reunions so all area motels WILL sell out. If planning to stay in a motel MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!
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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 01:09:24 PM »
There was a misunderstanding about the uniform contest this year. In order to avoid future confusion I am posting and attaching the rule regarding the uniform competition here. Contestants not registered in the uniform contest are not judged. Please print and/or bring the attached form when entering the Grand Muster Uniform Competion


For those who wish to enter the uniform competition at the Grand Muster, here are the rules.

Categories will be for both Dress and Field, For categories with less than four entrants, only 1st place need be awarded.


•   All Uniform contest entrants must be registered for the Grand Muster.
•   Entrants may enter in both the dress and field uniform competitions, but only one field uniform entry may be made, even if you wear a different uniform on different days.
•   All entries must be submitted by noon, Saturday, or at such other time as the judges may determine.
•   Field uniform judging will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, at a time and place established by the judges.
•   Dress uniform judging will be held prior to the Banquet Saturday, at a time and place established by the judges.
•   Entrants will have 60 seconds to explain their uniform to the judges.   
•   Contestants will be judged on:
•   Authenticity (is the uniform correct or regulation for time portrayed with no anachronisms)
•   correct wearing of the uniform (is the uniform worn correctly for the time period and activity portrayed)
•   details (gloves, watch, and other appropriate accessories),
•   presentation (here is your chance to impress the judges with who you are,  what is special about the uniform you're wearing, or other such information as you may wish to impart).
•   Uniforms that have previously won first place at any Grand Muster are ineligible for further GAF competition. Uniforms that have won awards at SASS, NCOWS or other similar competitions may be entered.
•   Awards will be given at the Award Ceremony at the end of the Grand Muster.
•   Awards will be presented for best uniform in both Dress and Field categories.
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I remain, Your Ob'd Servant,
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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 12:35:57 PM »
Cactus Rope Pointed out to me that I had the incorrect dates. They are corrected now
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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 06:30:47 PM »
I am confused general, isn't the shoot the last weekend in june?
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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 07:45:55 PM »
The dates are incorrect on the registration form, also.

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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 06:38:20 AM »
I am confused general, isn't the shoot the last weekend in june?
Yes, But the dates I had originally were Thursday, Friday and Saturday instead of Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 06:39:14 AM »
The dates are incorrect on the registration form, also.

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Thanks Slim, I'll take care of that too.
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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 10:17:22 AM »
I think I sent registration off in January, does that mean I shoot different days? ;D

I was curious about round count, I know maybe a bit early to ask, but looking to plan out my reloading.


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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 10:32:55 AM »
Find the coporal of proofreading and convene a court martial!
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 04:12:23 PM »
"coporal"? ;D
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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 06:17:46 PM »
SEE!  String him up!















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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2021, 02:12:05 PM »
After much soul searching I made the decision not to come up again this year.   I think I can do it but decided if I'm not sure that ought to tell me something.  I'm going to do 3 or 4 small events this year and see how that goes.   I thought I had the meds balanced and no, had a small incident Wednesday, first for 2-3 months, my BP dropped to 96/51, caught it and drank more and took a nap and I'm fine.   Scared me a bit though, I thought I was done, I decided to stick to where the medical help I need if it gets worse is not 200 miles away.   

For those who don't know all the story last year before the muster I got to having problems and got to go to the ER in glory, sirens and red lights in the street at 5am.   lower left graft went down and I was running low, they ballooned it out and got me 31% flow and recent test shows 40%, not good but not terrible, but when the BP drops the O2 drops and I get light headed.   It's a balance because I never had BP problems but the BP meds also help build up my heart.   

To make it simple I run a narrow balance between being too hydrated and not enough and I'm worried that if it gets real hot and low humidity I may screw it up, I need to work on that and last year didn't give me much of a chance to.

I may try to come up on Saturday, but as a tourist, which will be hard in it's own.   

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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2021, 07:22:57 PM »
Registration is going in the mail in the morning.

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Re: 2021 Grand Muster
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2021, 08:27:23 PM »
Find the coporal of proofreading and convene a court martial!

Sorry, I just can't resist the urge to say it:

             Is that what's known as Corporal Punishment? ;D
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