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Caleb Hobbs:
Some photos would be great!

I'd like to see a border ruffian contingent within TAPS. I'd heard (probably on the NCOWS forum) that you could shoot either cap and ball or cartridge revolver at the James Farm shoot. I figured, considering the location, there had to be a few partisan re-enactors.

Sir Charles deMouton-Black:
Try two Google searches   I couldn't find a dedicated image page?

- Border Ruffians

- Jay-Hawkers

TwoWalks Baldridge:
Border Ruffians and Jay-Hawkers could well be the most exciting pre-civil war event of our time period.  In fact it could well be the most exciting re-enactment of today, considering the political implications, the accepted view and the reality of the time.

Of course the most accepted view is one of pro vs anti slavery.  Yes even I accept that this was the strongest cry of the conflict and the most published  reason for the Civil War. Racism is always an emotionally charged reason.  For more than a few people that study this bloody time in American history, it becomes less about slavery and more about State Rights.  

Having said that, one must be careful when discussing this event in history as it can cause an extremely high out put of testosterone and emotion even in this day and age.

So here is a clip from my second favorite movie on the topic - Ride with the Devil
In this scene the border ruffians are wearing blue coats to travel across Kansas to Lawrence, where they removed the coats before the attack.


boilerplatejackson:
The prince of pistoleers is the shoot that Mogorilla may be refering to. It was scheudled in conflict this year with the
James Farm pistol shoot. The prince of pistoleers is a SASS regional invitational shoot held at Powder Creek Gun Club
near Monticello, Kansas. Bill Hickocks first lawmans job was in Monticello, Kansas. Monticello is one of many subburbs of
Kansas City, Kansas. I attended the event this year with a new member. I think NCOWS will be holding their November
shoot at the Powder Creek Range as well. Any shoot at Powder Creek would have to be under the framework of the SASS
Club there or NCOWS.

As to a border ruffian shoot, I would prefer a plainsman theme of buff hunting, teamsters on the three trails (of which
Hickock was a teamser on) or sod busters.

TwoWalks Baldridge:

--- Quote from: boilerplatejackson on September 21, 2011, 01:43:27 AM ---The prince of pistoleers is the shoot that Mogorilla may be refering to. It was scheudled in conflict this year with the
James Farm pistol shoot. The prince of pistoleers is a SASS regional invitational shoot held at Powder Creek Gun Club
near Monticello, Kansas. Bill Hickocks first lawmans job was in Monticello, Kansas. Monticello is one of many subburbs of
Kansas City, Kansas. I attended the event this year with a new member. I think NCOWS will be holding their November
shoot at the Powder Creek Range as well. Any shoot at Powder Creek would have to be under the framework of the SASS
Club there or NCOWS.

As to a border ruffian shoot, I would prefer a plainsman theme of buff hunting, teamsters on the three trails (of which
Hickock was a teamser on) or sod busters.

--- End quote ---

Not sure and answering for someone is a great way to sound like an idiot, but what the heck.  I think Caleb was looking at a group that fits a Border Ruffian, more than a type of shoot.  Now I have stuck my neck on the block and gave someone an axe, perhaps Caleb will chime in.  ;D

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