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Title: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on May 17, 2010, 10:01:44 am
To all members of the GAF:

The 2010 Grand Muster will be held at the Agarita Ranch, Lockhart, TX from November 12 - 14.

The application will be uploaded to the GAF website.

We look forward to seeing everyone in November!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bull Schmitt on May 17, 2010, 01:39:33 pm
The information and registration form is available under "Dispatches" on the GAF web site.

Bvt Col Bull Schmitt
GAF Adjutant General
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on May 17, 2010, 04:40:34 pm
Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on May 17, 2010, 04:58:34 pm
Outstanding!  We can't wait for everyone to come down for some good old Texas hospitality!

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on May 20, 2010, 12:10:16 pm
Also, I forgot to put on registration form:

Please make checks payable to:  PCCSS
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on May 24, 2010, 09:24:15 pm
Getting ready for the Grand Muster.

Texas Sarge & Capt Mack at our June club match at the Agarita Ranch.

We shot GAF Buffalo Scout Class that day.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on May 24, 2010, 10:24:13 pm
Here is a video for those who are interested:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f4p-KXRAsw[/youtube]
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on June 23, 2010, 09:46:08 pm
I want to attend, but will have to see how things shake out. In November I am scheduled to work days. So to attend the match, I will have to take 2 weeks vacation. The vacation isn't the issue, I have 300 hours available. Basically I have to get one of my counterparts to swap shifts for 2 weeks. so I can take the vacation.  My supervisor isn't the most responsive, I can apply for the vacation now, but it won't be until September or October until it is approved.

Brian
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: US Scout on June 24, 2010, 05:20:04 am
I have been planning to to attend since the last Grand Muster - and drive out so I could transport the necessary firearms (and do some essential sightseeing on the way).  Flying is too much hassle anymore, with or without firearms.

However, it looks like I'll FINALLY be retiring about 6 weeks later and need to keep what little leave time I have so I can sell it back.  But if that changes I'll let you know.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding

Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on July 06, 2010, 12:08:22 pm
Howdy Pards,

We are putting together the match info and are thinking about having a side match using Cap & Ball Revolvers.  Would you like a 3 - Stage Side Match using the C&B where you load two pistols and cap the second one on the clock or include the C&B Class in the Long Range Pistol competition.  Your input is appreciated.

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on July 29, 2010, 09:35:07 pm
My capping sux and is very slow but It still sounds like fun.  Just not the capping on the clock part.  How about jsut starting with both loaded and cappede?  Could throw in a shot or two with a muzzle loading rifle with it.  Oh and how about a kife throw or jab.  And.............
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on July 30, 2010, 09:40:26 am
Howdy Bow View,

Are you planning on coming?  We'd love to have you.

The side match is still up for suggestions.  We'll take yours under advisement.  Thanks.

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on July 30, 2010, 10:17:59 am
From the Grand Army of the Frontier Muster Guide:

"GAF PISTOL GUIDELINES:"...
..."Cap-and-ball revolver shooters may use more than one pre-loaded but uncapped revolver or cylinder for reloads during the stage, but these revolvers or cylinders must be capped on the clock."

Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on July 30, 2010, 10:30:07 am
That is the rules for the Main Match, correct?  Can't we do what we want in a Side Match?

Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on July 30, 2010, 10:32:23 am
You could use that argument.

I don't have the final say. I'd address the question to the General and Col. Drydock.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on July 30, 2010, 11:10:43 am
Side matchs, other than the EEM, are at the match directors discretion.  And local conditions/regulations must always be accomdated where possible.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on July 30, 2010, 05:34:31 pm
I just tought that if your doing a Cap-n-Ball only match, having two all ready to go wouuld expidite things a bit.  It would be better for any green solders unfaliliar with all the intricacies of the cap-n-ball revolver (me) if the loading, including the capping could be done before the pressure of the "clock" starts. 
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on August 26, 2010, 07:13:23 pm
Howdy Haymaker,

Did you maill your registration to me or PCSS?

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on August 27, 2010, 10:26:58 am
I mailed it to the address on the form.  I think it was a georgetown address.  I will look back in my check book to see how long ago it was.  let me know if you cant find it and I will send another one in.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on August 28, 2010, 05:08:50 pm
Check carbon was dated june 9th but hasn't cleared yet.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on September 05, 2010, 10:56:37 pm
Hey Bow View,

It must have gotten lost in the mail.  Please cancel that check and send me a new one.  Thanks,

Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on September 08, 2010, 03:15:26 pm
Grand Muster: T Minus 66 Days!

Howdy Pards,

Grand Muster is quickly approaching.  It'll be here before you know it.  So far these are the entry forms I have received (besides our club officers):

Long Juan
Windy City Joe

Side Matches:

Besides the EEM we will be having these side matches too:

Long Range:

Both BP & Smokeless:
Single Action Pistol
Double-Action Pistol (must be shot DA)
Single Shot Rifle
Repeating Rifle
Pistol Caliber Lever Action Rifle

BP Only:
Cap & Ball Pistol
Musket

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 08, 2010, 10:16:10 pm
Capt. Mack:

Thank you for the nudge! 

My application has been filled out and I will endeavor to get it posted, with payment, tomorrow.

Right then, Lads!  If I can make it from Canada, then I hereby challenge all fellow GAF members to get there also!

(According to the Geobytes website, the "direct line" - i.e. "as the crow flies" - distance between Medicine Hat and Lockhart is 1549 miles!  I'll work on trying to find out highway miles ....)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on September 09, 2010, 09:33:40 pm
Welllll........
I had figured that the football season would be over by then and that even though it's the opening weekend of deer season I would burn a bunch of comp hours and just go. Then after watching the season opener the other night the boys could be playing in in Memorial Stadium in November and I won't miss the chance to keep stats in the big stadium. I'm just going to have to see how the fall plays out.

Is there a maximum number of particitpants? I may have to be a last minuter  :-\
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on September 10, 2010, 06:56:04 pm
T-MINUS 63 DAYS UNTIL THE GRAND MUSTER

Hello to all from Texas Sarge:

Lets all try to use this top post for all Grand Muster information.

Rattlesnake Jack glad to hear from you and looking forward to seeing you in November.
Pitspitr we can have as many shooters as we want, and we want a lot!  We are trying to put together the numbers for the awards so I can have enough medals for all the winners, as well as trying to get the numbers for the meals.  Kitchen Kate is going to cook up a Texas Storm.  Don't forget meals start at breakfast on Nov the 12th thru lunch on Nov 14th, and I hear from
Kitchen Kate that on Saturday night for the Grand Ball meal there will be a smoked turkey meal with all the trimings.  After all it is November.

I have finished writing the main match stages and the round count is: Rifle-93+ Revolver-87+  the plus in the count is for the
mandatory knock downs, so bring some extra ammo for both weapons.
Capt Mack is just about finished with the EEM and Long Range so a round count will be coming soon for that as well.
Hope everyone will get there Applications in soon, it will be big help for puting together a great Grand Muster in Texas.

Texas Sarge

Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 10, 2010, 09:25:44 pm
I am eagerly looking forward to the trip!  Events conspired against my getting a money order and mailing off my registration yesterday, but it got done today!
Gonna have to buckle down now and work at getting everything else ready .....   ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Charles Isaac on September 11, 2010, 09:11:10 pm
Grand Muster: ......................


Side Matches:

Besides the EEM we will be having these side matches too:

Long Range:....................................


Double-Action Pistol (must be shot DA)


Ha Ha! I understand this is double action at 100 yards (like with the single action "cap n' ball pistols)

Your insane, and have thrown down the gauntlet-I like it!

Will you be participating in this with your Colt's New Service .45?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on September 12, 2010, 09:20:49 pm
Ha Ha! I understand this is double action at 100 yards (like with the single action "cap n' ball pistols)

Your insane, and have thrown down the gauntlet-I like it!

Will you be participating in this with your Colt's New Service .45?

I will use my Colt M1917 for the EEM Match and my Colt DA .38 Officer's Model for the Long Range.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on September 12, 2010, 09:23:48 pm
Registration Update:

I have received two more registrations from Scruffy Skippy and Bowview Haymaker.  That brings the total count to 10 Members:

Long Juan
Windy City Joe
Bowview Haymaker
Scruffy Skippy
Texas Sarge
Scooter
Jake Jones
Capt Mack
Wild Hog
Elroy Rogers
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Niederlander on September 13, 2010, 07:08:16 am
Ha Ha! I understand this is double action at 100 yards (like with the single action "cap n' ball pistols)

Your insane, and have thrown down the gauntlet-I like it!

Will you be participating in this with your Colt's New Service .45?

Charles,
     I shot my New Service .45 double action at the DOM Muster, one handed of course, like they were meant to be shot.  (The people at Colt must have been afraid someone was going to make one of their double actions go off accidentally, and designed accordingly!)  You'll like it!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 13, 2010, 12:26:38 pm
....The people at Colt must have been afraid someone was going to make one of their double actions go off accidentally, and designed accordingly! ....

I will shoot my Webley W.G. Target revolver - nicest double-action let-off of any revolver I have ever shot ....     ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Niederlander on September 13, 2010, 05:47:14 pm
Jack,
     If your Webley's double action let-off is nicer than my old long action S & W it must be truly fabulous!  Bring it along to the Department of the Missouri Muster next year so I can see for myself!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Charles Isaac on September 18, 2010, 12:25:51 pm
Charles,
     I shot my New Service .45 double action at the DOM Muster, one handed of course, like they were meant to be shot.  (The people at Colt must have been afraid someone was going to make one of their double actions go off accidentally, and designed accordingly!)  You'll like it!

Oh yes, I would like it very much!

I always looked at any gun range shooting as training-even if it is a "Match"-that's just a word. So, having always liked shooting with a "Train like you fight" mentality, well, a 100 yard double action revolver shot will usually take so much time on the trigger pull, most anybody would, in all actuality, just cock the thing.

Now, if shooting purely for a challenge and test of skill-then it seems like double action at 100 yards (one handed with a New Service!?!) is about as good of test as any-especially seeing how normal CAS and SASS targets are within spitting range-and with a single action? Now the GAF goes to 100 yards with all of our service pistols. Am I the only one that finds this to be incredibly profound?

I consider the GAF to be the finest shooting organization in the entire world. Now with the new rifle/pistol skirmisher course Ned Niederlander conceived and then tested at the Department of Missouri  muster and Capt Mack's 100 yard pistol (double action!) shooting-I find the GAF is evolving into something even better-It's hard to find the words to describe!

I only fear that I may have to miss the Grand Muster, just as I missed the Missouri muster. A very depressing thought.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on September 18, 2010, 01:20:05 pm
I only fear that I may have to miss the Grand Muster, just as I missed the Missouri muster. A very depressing thought.
As frustrating as it might be, there's always next year. To the best of my knowledge the only ones who have never missed a Grand Muster are Rattlesnake Jack, River City John and possibly Gripmaker. The rest of us get to as many as we can and miss as few as possible.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Charles Isaac on September 18, 2010, 03:31:50 pm
I'm doing my best to make it to the Muster.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on September 18, 2010, 06:02:52 pm
My registration is going out Monday.

Is everyone staying in the barracks so far?

RCJ

p.s. If this is Grand Muster # 7, then I have missed one, I think:

two in Kansas
two in Iowa (I missed one? Only remember one, at least.)
two in Nebraska
one in Texas
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on September 18, 2010, 08:26:41 pm
Mine will  be going out with the next paycheck, and I'll  be staying in the barracks.    Charles has got to come, I've got to know if my Krag practice did any good!   :o
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Niederlander on September 19, 2010, 07:41:13 am
Mine will  be going out with the next paycheck, and I'll  be staying in the barracks.    Charles has got to come, I've got to know if my Krag practice did any good!   :o

Trust me, Drydock, it did some good!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on September 19, 2010, 09:48:38 am
I have spent many, many hours this past year thinking about practicing.


Consequently, I now think I am so much faster, smoother and accurate than I was before I thought about practicing that there's no need to actually do the practice.

A large part of this game is mental. And there is no one more mental than I.

Bring it on!

RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on September 19, 2010, 01:59:29 pm
Consequently, I now think I am so much faster, smoother and accurate than I was before I thought about practicing that there's no need to actually do the practice.

A large part of this game is mental.

Gosh, I'm glad to hear it. I've been reading a book on sports psychology. That should give me the needed edge. ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on September 19, 2010, 05:47:26 pm
I will try to get my application sent out soon. Won't be staying in the barracks, Will be on an  :accompanied tour" again, with wife and baby. Since I expect there won't be married quarters available, how close would it be to the nearest hotels? Wife is a bit apprehensive about trying to camp with the baby just yet. Of course, where we stay will make a difference in the ammount of extra meals we will need, for her.

Also, how long is the long range? Steel or paper targets? (Lead only, or jacketed?)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on September 19, 2010, 07:35:16 pm
T-54 DAYS TILL THE 2010 GRAND MUSTER

Hello to all from Texas Sarge.

Sorry I havn"t answered the latest questions but I'll try now.  First a little info on what has happned to my family since Thursday 9-16-2010. My middle son Cole Clayton(Windbreak) who is 24years old was in a kaiacking accident on Thurs in one of the local rivers here in New Braunfels Tx and near drowned.  Cole is in ICU unit in the hospital and regained conciousness late Friday THANK GOD.
When awake he can respond to most questions by hand and head movement, kidneys arn't working yet but all in all he is doing soom much better.  It will be a long recovery road for all involved.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Pony Express--Lockhart is about 5 miles or so from the range, motel listing on GAF web site in the application part.  Long range up to 400 yds, lead only, steel targets.
Glad to hear the other applications will be coming soon, must return to the hospital now.

Texas Sarge 
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on September 19, 2010, 08:34:31 pm
Sorry to hear about your son's accident, but glad to hear he is recovering now!

I was just checking the websites of some of the local motels, will have to call later.

As for the long range......Lead and 400 yards...Hmmm, sounds like a game better suited to trapdoors! Small bores might take a bit more experimenting, the Krag load I use would require a LOT of elevation on the rear sight to carry!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Charles Isaac on September 20, 2010, 02:15:18 pm
I am saddened to hear of your son's accident, Texas Sarge. He is in my and my family's prayers.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Charles Isaac on September 20, 2010, 04:34:17 pm

As for the long range......Lead and 400 yards...Hmmm, sounds like a game better suited to trapdoors! Small bores might take a bit more experimenting, the Krag load I use would require a LOT of elevation on the rear sight to carry!



Exactly!
I might have to go with the 45/70 or the 50/70 Springfield  this time around. Got less than 2 months to practice-no pressure.

You ready to shoot that Colt's Bisley out to 100 yards Pony Express?!



A large part of this game is mental. And there is no one more mental than I.


Good on you-Sane people are boring.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on September 20, 2010, 06:53:32 pm



You ready to shoot that Colt's Bisley out to 100 yards Pony Express?!





::)

What's the target? A 4x8 sheet of plywood for the bullseye? CAS targets at 10 yards are easy enough for me to miss with it!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on September 21, 2010, 06:49:08 am
I might have to go with the 45/70 or the 50/70 Springfield  this time around. Got less than 2 months to practice-no pressure.
:o :o :o OH NO! That's my class. Well, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with no higher than 2nd place.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Charles Isaac on September 21, 2010, 11:01:39 am
::)

What's the target? A 4x8 sheet of plywood for the bullseye? CAS targets at 10 yards are easy enough for me to miss with it!

Some months back I took to shooting my Colt's .45 New Service at 100 yards exclusively-but single action! Last time I fired double action at 100 yards was almost 40 years ago-and a 4x8 sheet of plywood would have been somewhat safe but I had fired a pistol very little at that time.  Still haven't got out to try the 100 yards double action-Where does Capt Mack come up with this crazy stuff?! 


That's my class. Well, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with no higher than 2nd place.


You're much too kind. And anyways, I saw you guys whippin' those breechblocks fore 'n aft on those Springfield .45s-You all were pretty darn good!


Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on September 22, 2010, 12:34:33 pm
T Minus 49 Days!!!

Howdy Pards,

It's getting close.  I received Rattlesnake Jack's registration.  If he can come all the way to Texas from Canada none of y'all have an excuse!!!   ;D

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on September 24, 2010, 06:03:10 pm
I still have not given up on camping on site, instead of renting a motel room. what facilities are available for primitive campers?(shower)? Didn't see any info on that on the Agerita Ranch website. How close is the town and camping area to the range area?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on September 24, 2010, 10:37:42 pm
Col. Pitsptr,  As I recall, I have as yet to miss a Grand Muster. As RCJ said, 2 in KS, 2 in IA and 2 in NE.  Anyone up for Staff Officer? Haven't done much revolver shooting except at Raton in June and durned little there. Mostly shot my 66 in 44-40 out to 600 yds. It even impressed brother Bob. But then, he didn't do too bad either once he got the hang of it.

How is the construction on the barracks coming?  Might have to bring a tent along as long as we don't have to reckon with any "critters". Too many run-ins with slithery and stinging things while living in Dimmit Cty.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 24, 2010, 10:51:55 pm
All the Little boys coming again this year, Reverend?  Lookin' forward to seeing you again!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on September 25, 2010, 07:37:47 pm
Greetings to All

As you are aware, Texas Sarge has his hands full.

 There was a question about camping.  Period camping is encouraged and is close to the Barracks and restrooms with hot and cold running water.

In the event of bad weather or heavy snowfall we can move to the Pavilion, which has restrooms and a shower.

The stages will be challenging but will be more fun than watching a monkey eating ice.

Please direct questions to either Capt. Mac or myself (Scooter). Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Scooter
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on September 25, 2010, 08:53:17 pm
Are there bed frames in the Barracks, or should we plan on bringing a cot?

RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 26, 2010, 09:17:48 am
Will the barracks be ready?  I was told they wouldn't be ready by the muster? 
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on September 26, 2010, 10:30:10 am
RCJ

You might to bring a cot as a backup.  The Barracks should be ready however a further inspection will be made this weekend at our monthly shoot.  I will report at that time. 

Maybe Capt Mac can post a picture of the Barracks.  Isn't it great when a plan comes together.

Your obedient sevant

Scooter
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on September 26, 2010, 01:03:14 pm
T minus 45 Days!

I have received River City John's registration.

I'll snap some pics of the Barracks at our match next weekend and give y'all a progress report.

RCJ, would you please be in charge of prizes like last year?  You did a phenomenal job and we'd like you to continue.

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on September 26, 2010, 07:59:40 pm
I would be glad to help.


I'll print out a generic 'Thank You' for inclusion with each prize.
I figure the less you have to e-mail, or mail, back and forth the better for you. (Unless you want to forward the information to me as to donors and their prizes as you receive them.) As long as there is a master list being kept by someone on site as the early donations arrive, adding on those that people bring with them won't be that difficult. I'll print enough generic 'Thank You' notices to cover what I feel will be enough for the job, and bring 'em along. I will just provide a pre-stamped envelop and rely on each recipient to address their own.  We can update the list as the troops arrive.
And I'll act as the Awards Master, too, unless you have someone in your unit who wants the honor.

Sound like it will work?


By the way, do we have a round count yet? Or have I overlooked it?

RCJ


"I have finished writing the main match stages and the round count is: Rifle-93+ Revolver-87+  the plus in the count is for the
mandatory knock downs, so bring some extra ammo for both weapons."


This answers my question, Texas Sarge, I reread the earlier posts.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 26, 2010, 08:39:40 pm
RCJ:

As usual, I will endeavor to bring a few items for prizes .... not sure what they will be, yet.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on September 27, 2010, 05:31:42 am
 :'( :'( :'( Unless something unforseen happens between now and then, I'm not going to be able to make it. :'( :'( :'( :'( I wouldn't be able to leave here untill about midnight the night/morning befor the muster starts and would have to be home the morning after it gets over. I just can't function on one nights sleep in 4 days. Sometimes I wish I was a shark so I didn't need to sleep. :-\
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on September 27, 2010, 09:36:57 pm
   Pitspitr
   
   Sorry to hear you may have to decline your attendance to the 2010 Muster.  Rest assured you will be there in spirit.

   We have been working since last year's Muster and it appears everything is coming together.

   There will be something for everyone,  ie
          Period camping
          The Barracks
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on September 27, 2010, 10:34:43 pm
   In addition to camping and the Barracks, there will be vendors, artillery demonstration and/or training and delicous cuisine from our own Kitchen Kate. 

   Plans
for a military band (La Banda) are on hold because of increased Homeland Security patrols along the border.  Seriously, we have enjoyed working on this project and hope everyone enjoys themselves.

   SCOOTER
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on September 28, 2010, 07:59:09 am
Unfortunately, won't be any period camping for me, if I can convince the wife to bring the baby camping at all, we only have access to some modern stuff....maybe after I get my uniforms squared away, then a tent will be in the plans.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Guns Garrett on September 28, 2010, 10:01:04 am
Might as well right me up on Article 86 now.  I won't make it again this year...and I was SO ready for it!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 10, 2010, 06:36:38 pm
Scooter,  Need to know status of my registration form as I have heard nada. FYI, I would really like to shoot Staff Officer again this year but it appears that there will be no competition...AGAIN.  Soooo, gonna shoot Scout just to be able to bring a rifle.

Bvt LTC Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Cactus Rope on October 10, 2010, 09:05:29 pm
Texicans,

My registration will be in mail Wednesday. Have ta wate fer my guvnment check.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 10, 2010, 10:18:52 pm
Scooter,  Never mind the status report. Just found out the registration form didn't get sent.  Will have it in the mail this week. I hate it when both my wife and I forget to write notes to remind each other that we need to remind each other about something. This isn't supposed to happen until you get ..... aw crap, now I forgot what I was going to say.  At least I remember how to get to Lockhart, ie I-35 south to San Marcos, then TX 80 east to TX 142 then on to Lockhart. Sure glad I kept that Texas road map when we moved to MO.

Bvt LTC Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on October 10, 2010, 11:04:18 pm
My registration went out with the saturday afternoon dispatches, so I expect it wil be arriving sometime mid week.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 11, 2010, 03:37:53 am
You  should have recieved mine by now?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 12, 2010, 03:50:34 pm
T-Minus 29 Days!!!

Here is the entry list so far:

Scruffy Skippy
Bow View Haymaker
Texas Sarge
Long Juan
Windy City Joe
Capt Mack
Jake Jones
Scooter
Wild Hog
Elroy Rogers
Jarhead Jake
Pitspitter
Rattlesnake Jack
Jay Davis
River City John
Delta Raider
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 12, 2010, 04:18:50 pm
Add one more to the list.

I just received registration for Pony Express.

Still waiting on Pitspitter and Capt Montgomery Little.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on October 12, 2010, 04:41:42 pm
     
    Greetings

    Status:  The barracks will be ready for the muster.  For those wishing to stay in the barracks, you will need to bring a cot. 

     I plan to be there Wed.  You can reach me @ (830) 708-0952 if you have any questions. 

     Capt. Little:  Delta Rader plans on shooting staff officer; so you can shoot w/him if you like. 

      Further dispatches will be posted as necessary.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 12, 2010, 04:49:46 pm
Thanks for the news on the barraks.  I didn't think my blue nylon tent would look right.  ( they segregated me at the dept muster. :o)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on October 12, 2010, 10:54:02 pm
Thanks for the news on the barraks.  I didn't think my blue nylon tent would look right.  ( they segregated me at the dept muster. :o)

Oh, no....that means my gray and white nylon tent will be lonely! But oh, well....with a 15 month old sleeping inside, they probably wouls make me set up somewhere on the back 40 anyway.....just so everyone else can sleep!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 13, 2010, 03:44:44 pm
T-Minus 28 Days:

Add one more member to the list of shooters:

Sgt Jackson Payne - Div of Texas
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on October 13, 2010, 06:15:04 pm
Oh, no....that means my gray and white nylon tent will be lonely! But oh, well....with a 15 month old sleeping inside, they probably wouls make me set up somewhere on the back 40 anyway.....just so everyone else can sleep!

Pony,
I am sleeping in the Barracks, but I would be more than happy to bring down my canvas CW 'A"-wedge tent and set it up for you to use., if you're nylon-shy.

RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 13, 2010, 07:32:36 pm
Oh, no....that means my gray and white nylon tent will be lonely! But oh, well....with a 15 month old sleeping inside, they probably wouls make me set up somewhere on the back 40 anyway.....just so everyone else can sleep!


I can bring it and set it up nest to your if  you want.  It's just a little one man pup tent.  maybe you could use it as man cave. ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on October 13, 2010, 09:28:03 pm
Bow View: Well, I won't worry about my tent getting lonely....I have three smaller ones that I used to travel on my motorcycle with.....but I borrowed this bigger one to try to "ease" the wife and baby into camping. She isn't impressed too much with the ones you have to crawl into.

RCJ: Thanks, but for the above stated "easing into it" reasons, maybe I better go with the bug resistant modern nylon contraption (with it's accompanying queen size air mattress) for now. But in the future, I hope to acquire a tent that will not get me banished to the back 40.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 14, 2010, 10:41:51 am
T-MINUS 29 DAYS TO THE 2010 GRAND MUSTER

Howdy To All

Glad to see the registrations are coming in, as well as others on there way. 
The engagements are all written along with the schedule, also a little Texas history and all will be posted as soon as Capt Mack
can get it on this post.  I'm sure he will be able to do this as he was able to take me by the hand to now include my photo on
my posts.
Also a huge THANK YOU to all who have been praying for my son Cole and his recovery from his accident, which was 4 weeks ago today.  He is doing so much better walking, talking along with being his same old self when he isn't hurting from surgery or fighting something else and will soon be transfered to a Nuro Rehab Hospital in San Antonio maybe tomorrow.

See you in Texas if the Lord is Willing
Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Windy City Joe on October 14, 2010, 05:17:32 pm
Have we came up with a final ammo count for all of the matches?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 14, 2010, 06:42:23 pm
Just received registration for:

Capt Montgomery Little
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Cowtown Scout on October 14, 2010, 07:07:31 pm
My registration went in the mail today.  Looking forward to the schedule being posted so I can plan my travel.
Scout
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 14, 2010, 07:08:10 pm
I sent my entry 2 weeks ago.   You have not recieved it?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 15, 2010, 08:11:33 pm
I sent my entry 2 weeks ago.   You have not recieved it?

Drydock, did you mail it to me or to PCCSS?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 15, 2010, 08:17:58 pm
T-Minus 29 Days!

It's getting close.  Here is the schedule of events:


SCHEDULE

Thursday, November 11th       8:00am—5:00pm      Match Set-up and Squad Leader Shoot Thru
                     Shooter Set-up NO MEALS PROVIDED TODAY
 
Friday, November 12th                           7:00am—7:45am      Breakfast
            8:00am—5:00pm      Check-in and Shooter Set-up
            9:00am—Noon      Side Matches
            Noon—1:00pm      Lunch
            1:00pm—5:00pm      Complete Side Matches
            6:00pm--??      Supper—followed by Campfire Fellowship, Maybe a
                     Night Time Burning of the Holy Black if you bring it

Saturday, November 13th      7:00am—7:45am      Breakfast
            8:00am—9:00am      Morning Colors/Mandatory Shooters Meeting
            9:00am—Noon      Main Match
            Noon—1:00pm      Lunch   
            1:00pm—4:00pm      Continue Main Match                     6:00pm—10:00pm      Formal Banquet

Sunday, November 14th                          7:00am—7:45am      Breakfast
                                                                                 8:00am—9:00am      Morning Colors/Mandatory Shooters Meeting
                                                                                9:00am—12:30pm      Main Match
                             12:30pm—1:30pm      Lunch
            2:00pm         Awards and Final Muster
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 15, 2010, 08:31:39 pm
Round Count for Grand Muster:

Main Match
93 + Rifle
87 + Revolver

Expeditionary Match
20 Rifle
25 Pistol
12 Shotgun

Side Matches
Long Range:
Rifle: Single Shot & Repeater: 20
Revolver: SA & DA Revolver: 15
Musket Rifle & Handgun: 5
Cap & Ball Revolver: 5
Rifle; Pistol Caliber: 10
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 15, 2010, 08:38:33 pm
Current Registration List:

Scruffy Skippy
Bow View Haymaker
Texas Sarge
Long Juan
Windy City Joe
Capt Prather "Mack" McLain
Jake Jones
Scooter
Wild Hog
Elroy Rogers
Jarhead Jake
Rattlesnake Jack
Jay Davis
River City John
Delta Raider
Pony Express
Capt Montgomery Little
SGT Jackson Payne
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 15, 2010, 10:19:06 pm
Do we have any final info on availability of the barracks?  Last time I slept out in south Texas, I had to shake a vinigaroon (sp) out of my boots. Not a pleasant thought to have to do it again. However, I have heard that Caldwell County is more civilized than Dimmit County. Yeah, right!

Looking forward to the trip.

Bvt. LTC Montgomery Little,  Senior Chaplain, GAF
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 16, 2010, 03:45:23 am
No printer, I  remember using the address on the form off the GAF website, which has both addresses now that I look  again.  Any way you could check?   If they don't have it I'll cancel the check and write another.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on October 16, 2010, 10:11:06 am



       Drydock

       You can register at the Muster if you like.  We just want you to come!   
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 16, 2010, 03:52:19 pm
I have received two more registrations for: Cactus Rope & Cowtown Scout.

Here is the list of Registrants:

Scruffy Skippy
Bow View Haymaker
Texas Sarge
Long Juan
Windy City Joe
Capt Prather "Mack" McLain
Jake Jones
Scooter
Wild Hog
Elroy Rogers
Jarhead Jake
Rattlesnake Jack
Jay Davis
River City John
Delta Raider
Pony Express
Capt Montgomery Little
SGT Jackson Payne
Cactus Rope
Cowtown Scout
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 16, 2010, 06:38:18 pm
Oh,  I'll be there  all  right!  I'll check at the Bank monday, if the check has not come thru I'll cancel it and send another.   ::)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on October 16, 2010, 07:22:12 pm


Capt. Little,

The Barracks will be ready but bring BUG spray.  The snakes will be in their holes so as not to bother anyone. The Fire Ants,but thats another story.  We have learned to get along with Them.     Anyone desiring to stay in the Barracks you might want to bring a cot.    We are attempting to install a shower and hope it will be ready. 

Scooter
   
     
   
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on October 17, 2010, 09:12:29 pm
Oh, boy.....fire ants! If we end up camping(modern tent), what do we need to bring to defend our campsite against these critters? Anything we can spray around the perimiter to repel them?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Windy City Joe on October 18, 2010, 11:04:03 am
 :'(  For a reasons, I won’t be able to make the GAF muster, so take my name off the list. If any thing changes I’ll let you know.
Windy City Joe
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 18, 2010, 11:37:20 am
Pony Express,  Just get a can of ant spray and spray a perimeter around your tent or get a bag of the newest Diazanon replacement and sprinkle it around the tent then soak with some water. Fire ants don't normally bother you unless you set-up on their home or a pathway.

Scooter,  Don't recall if the General is going to be at hand. Have you received a definitive statement?

Bvt. LTC Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 18, 2010, 01:15:05 pm
OK, I've stopped payment on check 885, I'll have a new one in the mail tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 18, 2010, 04:09:32 pm
:'(  For a reasons, I won’t be able to make the GAF muster, so take my name off the list. If any thing changes I’ll let you know.
Windy City Joe


Sorry to hear that Joe.  I was looking forward to seeing you.  If you can't make it we'll refund your fee.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 18, 2010, 04:10:07 pm
OK, I've stopped payment on check 885, I'll have a new one in the mail tomorrow.

Thanks, Drydock.  I never received your application.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on October 18, 2010, 07:52:24 pm
:'(  For a reasons, I won’t be able to make the GAF muster, so take my name off the list. If any thing changes I’ll let you know.
Windy City Joe


Sorry to hear you might not make it, but we enjoyed having you at the Missouri State Muster last weekend.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on October 19, 2010, 08:19:56 pm
         

      Windy City Joe.... We will miss you!  If your situation changes, we would love to have you.
     
      Pony Express...... Dont worry about the little critters. They usually go after food.  No foo
d no ants.   

      Capt. Little..........I have heard nothing of the General.    U S Scout, are you out there?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 19, 2010, 08:33:14 pm
Oh I figgered that.  Seems the Post Office is gettin' out of practice these days!   ::)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 20, 2010, 01:17:15 pm
T - Minus 21 Days!!!

Howdy Compatriots,

The time is near.  Attached is the complete Shooter's Guide with all the necessary info for the match.  We look very forward to seeing everyone!

Capt Mack
 ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 20, 2010, 02:31:06 pm
A question regarding meals:  is it necessary or advisable for us to bring our own dishes and eating utensils, as was the case at Fort Hartsuff?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on October 20, 2010, 06:23:33 pm
As my Mac could not translate the files, could you translate them to .pdf?

RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on October 20, 2010, 06:58:27 pm
I see that a shotgun will be required for the Expansion Era Match......Is  a Mod 97 required, or would a mod 12 be sufficiently"period correct", since it was available in that time frame?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 20, 2010, 09:00:28 pm
T-MINUS 21 DAYS TILL THE 2010 GRAND MUSTER

Hello All,

Rattlesnake Jack--no need for the mess kit all needed will be provided.

Pony Express--if its from the period bring it and shoot it, we shoot anything in Texas.

River City John-- I'll call Capt Mack tomorrow and see if he can do that, I'm thinking he will be able to do for you.


Texas Sarge


Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Cowtown Scout on October 20, 2010, 09:40:29 pm
I've made .pdf copies but the files are too large to post.  I'll send copies to River City John and anyone else who asks for them.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on October 20, 2010, 10:23:01 pm
Muchas gracias.

RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 21, 2010, 09:50:18 am
As my Mac could not translate the files, could you translate them to .pdf?

RCJ

Howdy John,

No problem.  I'll get them converted and sent to you this morning.

Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 21, 2010, 09:51:41 am
I've made .pdf copies but the files are too large to post.  I'll send copies to River City John and anyone else who asks for them.

Excellent.  Let me know if y'all have any more problems downloading.  Thanks,

Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 21, 2010, 10:59:49 am
If possible, could I get the PDF files e-mailed to me, also?

I can see the text, but none of the graphics will load for me .....
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on October 21, 2010, 03:37:04 pm
Oh I figgered that.  Seems the Post Office is gettin' out of practice these days!   ::)

Drydock,  I got your check today!

Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 21, 2010, 04:47:36 pm
And there was great rejoicing . . .
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Cowtown Scout on October 21, 2010, 06:44:47 pm
If possible, could I get the PDF files e-mailed to me, also?

I can see the text, but none of the graphics will load for me .....

Done
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 25, 2010, 09:43:10 pm
I am curious ...... will competitors in the "Regular" category of the Expansion Era match  who choose to shoot a revolver (particularly without the aid of half-moon clips) be competing on the same footing as those shooting semi-auto pistols, or is it a separate sub-category?

Since a M'1911 is not really historically appropriate for my Canadian Mounted Infantry and/or South African Constabulary impressions, I have been considering use of a suitable revolver, with which half-moon clips would also be neither appropriate nor possible  .......

My alternative, I guess, would be to compete in the "Volunteer" category, although that requires me to use the Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle, rather than the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield I had hoped to use this year ....
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on October 26, 2010, 03:44:25 am
Fraid theres no sub catagory Jack, as you say, they're all on the same footing.  But Jack, there's no  rifle magazine  limitations either.   I suspect  whatever  time  you  lose with  the  revolver, you can  make up for with the SMLE.   :D
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 26, 2010, 09:08:22 am
Good point!     And I've never been what you could call a 'speed demon'' anyway .... especially with handguns .....   :-\

Of course, yet another possibility for rifle would be my Mark III (Model 1910) Ross!   Decisions ..... decisions ....   ::)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on October 27, 2010, 06:52:14 am
 :'( Well it's finally official. I won't be able to attend the 2010 Grand Muster.  :'(

Found out late Friday that next week I'll be taking my striker, J.Dawg to Minneapolis for heart surgery.

Now while that's not something a parent looks forward to doing, it isn't as bad as it sounds. This will be the second one he's had and it should be the last. When he was a 15 year old freshman in high school we found out that he has Wolfe-Parkinsons and White syndrome which is where the heart short-circuits causing it to beat too fast. He had surgery to kill the extra "spark plug wires" that caused the short circuit. During the surgery the doctors found out that his heart had not one, but 2 extra wires. The second one was too close to the "good wire" for them to attempt to kill it. This took place on the 18th of March that year and on April 2nd he won the first of his varsity track medals and on May 20th he competed in the state track meet the first time. He is now in his senior year of eligibility in the track program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Early this year (the first 2 practices) he had a couple of heart episodes. Doctors increased the dose of his medicine and he's been fine since, but they also felt it was time that with the improved technology and techniques he should have surgery to remove the second "bad spark plug wire". This is something we had always planned to do but didn't think it would be this soon. The up side is that after the surgery he shouldn't ever need the medication again...and since he's a full time student he's still covered by my insurance. The down side is that I can't very well take half a week off each of the next 2 weeks. If this were in the summer it wouldn't be a big deal but I can't take the time during the school year.

I'll be thinking of you guys.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on October 27, 2010, 07:06:25 am
And our thoughts, and prayers, will be with you and the family.

RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 27, 2010, 11:30:23 am
I Second RCJ's sentiments, Jerry!

However, it occurs to me that it must be almost a given that a young fellow recovering from heart surgery  would need several days of R&R in a warm clime ...., say south central Texas .... and that his Father would be fully justified in accompanying him, of course .....

 ::)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on October 27, 2010, 06:35:11 pm


      We wish Junior a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you next year.  This has not been a good year dealing with doctors, but God bless them.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 27, 2010, 07:54:16 pm
Pitspitr

I will pray for your son's speedy recovery and your family.  Prayer is the only thing that has brought
my son so far along in his recovery, we now have him home after 5 weeks in the hospital.

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 30, 2010, 10:25:13 pm
Already on it and will continue until we hear something positive.  Also will keep the rest of the family in prayer as I know that parents get a little anxious no matter what the Doc says, especially Moms.

Bvt LTC Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pony Racer on October 31, 2010, 07:08:11 am
Pitspitr prayers up from southern va!

My workload and getting out of house in Manassas, Va (thank you HAP program and the ACOE!), has made traveling to multi-day matches pretty hard until the new year.

I am looking forward to finally shooting with ya'll in a GAF match one of these days.

PR

Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Shamrock on October 31, 2010, 08:30:14 am
Jerry,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Unfortunately I'm not going to make the Muster this year.
Regards,
Pat "Shamrock" Gannon
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 31, 2010, 06:20:09 pm
Pitspiter and Sarge,

My prayers are with you and your families both.




On another note,

If there is still room we may be bringing a new recruit along.  How is Barraks space looking?   he is just getting into the CAS thing and is interested in coming to the GAF muster.  A chance to start out a new recruit on the right track. 

Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 31, 2010, 09:26:37 pm
T-MINUS 12 DAYS TILL THE 2010 GRAND MUSTER

Bow View Haymaker

I show 7 in the barracks for sure, so I think one more would be fine.  Be sure to bring your cot. You've got to remember Texas is a big place and we've always got room for more shooters.  Now Snow Birds, now thats a whole different story.  Looking forward to shooting with you soon.

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 31, 2010, 10:24:15 pm
.....  Now Snow Birds, now thats a whole different story.  .....

AHEM .... !?!    :-\
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on October 31, 2010, 10:39:04 pm
       

    Northern vistors are always welcome deep in the heart of DIXIE.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Long Juan on November 03, 2010, 05:02:26 pm
I am a new recruit and glad to be a part of the GAF.  I will be attending my first Grand Muster.  I have read CAPT Mack's Event Schedule, Engagement Orders for each stage and the accompanying Texas history.  I am impressed with all the work that has goine into planning what I am sure will be a great event.  I have two questions. 

1.  Do we shoot in all three side matches?  In other words, are they scheduled at different times?  I assume it will be possible to shoot in only one or two according to one's schedule and desires.  Is that correct or are we supposed to shoot in all three? 

2.  I will not be able to stay after shooting Friday afternoon because of obligations in town.  How is uniform judging handled?  Are there "inspection" times.  I do not anticipate being competitve, but I have thrown together field and garrison uniforms of sorts.  I will wear variations of the former while shooting Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the latter for dinner Satuday night.  Anything special I need to know about this part of the muster (uniforms)?

Look forward to meeting all of you at the muster.  Thanks in advance for any advice. 

   
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on November 03, 2010, 05:13:31 pm
Judging from past musters, senior staff/selected personel will observe participants uniforms thruout the match, no specific inspection times.  Someone may pull you aside and ask questions about your outfit.  Such personell will compare notes, come to conclusions, presenting their findings to the match director  before the awards ceremony. 
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on November 03, 2010, 07:37:35 pm
Long Juan

The shooting  starts on Friday morning with long range rifle on stage One and long range pistol on stage Two at the same time.  We should be finished by noon, lunch then shoot the EEM starting a 1pm and should be finished fairly early.  Capt Mack has not posted the course of fire for Fridays matches. You may shoot all, or part, or none if you can't.  The history and stage info posted is for the 10 stages of the Muster for Sat & Sun.
Hope to see you at the monthly shoot on Sat the 6th.

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Long Juan on November 03, 2010, 10:14:19 pm
Thanks Drydock and Texas Sarge.  Sarge, I will see you Saturday.  We can talk more then about next weekend. 
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 04, 2010, 12:50:00 am
Greetings:

This Muster participant is now en route, with my faithful batman in tow ..... checking in from Couer D'Alene, Idaho.  We are taking the "scenic route" as it were  (very roundabout, in fact) with a view to confusing the enemy.  We are heading west, to travel down the Oregon and California coast, then will approach the site of the engagement from the west!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on November 04, 2010, 08:06:29 am
I am posting this dispatch from a field hospital in Rochester MN the march her was uneventfulf. No hostiles sighted. will meet with my striker's sawbones later this AM.

Juan et al. for more information on the uniform competition you might want to see: http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,33665.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,33665.0.html)
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 04, 2010, 09:17:08 pm
We are now making last minute preperations, marching out tomorrow AM. Planned route of march will be dirct to the coast(Corpus Christie). Planned inspection of Naval Vessal USS Lexington, along with other attractions more suited to the "better half". Then proceed to San Antonio, visit my sister, then approach the battle site from the south, while RSJ approches from the west. Hopefully the hostiles will be trapped between the various approaching forces, resulting in a deciscive victory!.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on November 05, 2010, 01:43:12 am
A small contingent form the eastern battalion of the Division of Nebraska , Dept of Missouri, will be departing in about 6 days time and preparations are still underway.  As direct rout as possible is planned from the north.  A sort of Frontal assault, as it were.  It sounds as if engagements with the enemy could happen in many different situations.  I'm trying to think of what armament to ready.  

Main arms will be 73 winchester carbine in .45 colts cal. and Remington's new armies .44 cal, one converted to .45 colts cal.
I also have .38 cal 92 winchester and SA for secondary duty and the 92 may be my long range weapon of choice due to past reliability.  
I believe Fri morning may see action from the cap-n-ball Remington's and (if I read it right ) a percussion rifle.  
I should probably put the .32 H&R American in my pocket just in case. and maybe the .45-70 H&R handi Rifle In case there is a chance at a long shot with it.
Friday afternoon will see my Llama version of the famous new 1911 browning designed pistol in my holster.  My Friday afternoon long gun my be the 1917 version of the P-14 Enfield (if I can get enough ammo loaded) or the battle proven Rossi m92 .38cal mentioned earlier.  (the Rossi helped me stand proud at the end of Battle at the Dept of Missouri muster).

what kind of night time temps can we expect?  just how thick of a bedroll will we need?  

Hope we have enough room for all the arms ammo clothing, and gear needed for this engagment.

Brvt. MaJ. Bow View Haymaker awaiting further orders.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on November 05, 2010, 01:54:44 am
Lets talk realistic ammo requierments, not just the actual number of targets of the NO-MISS round count.  There wer parts of the last GAF event I sas at that had a rather low hit persentage.  you basicly doubled the round count for some parts of it and you might have enough.  Just trying to determine if a couple of the rifles will even get to come along for the ride.  Or if they have to stay home for lackof provisions (ammo). This would make them sad and noone want thier guns to be sad.


Round Count for Grand Muster:

Main Match
93 + Rifle
87 + Revolver

Expeditionary Match
20 Rifle
25 Pistol
12 Shotgun

Side Matches
Long Range:
Rifle: Single Shot & Repeater: 20
Revolver: SA & DA Revolver: 15
Musket Rifle & Handgun: 5
Cap & Ball Revolver: 5
Rifle; Pistol Caliber: 10



Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: scooter on November 05, 2010, 07:51:24 pm
   

    Bow View

    When we incite revolutions, an ample supply of ammo usually accompanies the regiment.  So use your best judgement .            As for the weather, lows in the 40's, hi in the low 80's.    However it can change every min.    Forecast shows possible showers so bring your rain gear. Don't worry, if it does rain it will be over very quick.

    Looking forward to seeing eveyone.

            SCOOTER
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 05, 2010, 09:45:24 pm
My unit is making fine progress, making camp for the night in the Indian Nation, will be reaching Texas early tmorrow.

Sounds as if the attack is going as planned, with units converging from at least three directions. Hopefully will not have difficulty with the ammunition supply, sufficient quantities of ammunition for Colt's revolver, new-fangled Colt's automatic pistol, 1903, and shtgun. However, supplies of .30 army cartridges for the Krag rifle are in short supply, available stocks will only allow for about 20 extra, so hopefully my marksmanship will be good!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pitspitr on November 06, 2010, 08:00:52 am
Update from Mayo

The Sawbones advise that while the surgery was quite a bit more complicated than expected, everything went well and all indications are that it was a complete success. They expect him to be recovered enough to compete in the teams first track meet the first week of December.

Thank you for all your prayers and Godspeed you in your endeavours next weekend.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 06, 2010, 09:17:24 am
Glad to hear that things are going well for your striker, Col Pitspitr! You will be missed during the campaign next week, but your duties are there in Nebraska.

We will be breaking camp and marching out in a few minutes here, expect to be crossing the Red River out of the Indian Nation, into Texas well before the noon break.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on November 06, 2010, 09:36:06 am
Update from Mayo

The Sawbones advise that while the surgery was quite a bit more complicated than expected, everything went well and all indications are that it was a complete success. They expect him to be recovered enough to compete in the teams first track meet the first week of December.

Thank you for all your prayers and Godspeed you in your endeavours next weekend.

Good news indeed, Colonel!
Continued prayers for quick recovery. We will send a few rounds towards the hostiles in your and your Striker's name!
RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 07, 2010, 01:22:37 pm
T - Minus 3 Days!!!

It's almost here!  The Squad Leaders will arrive on Wednesday for final setup.  We'll shoot through on Thursday and be ready for everyone on Friday.

Exp Era Match and Long Range will be on Friday with Main Match Stages starting on Saturday morning.

We are very excited to see everyone down here in the Lone Star State!  Drive careful and we'll see you next weekend!

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 07, 2010, 09:22:41 pm
Dispatch from San Antonio, TX:

After breaking camp Saturday, we passed by MCalester Army Ammunition plant, however NO .30 Army ammunition is to be had.....only something called"5.56" Strange looking shells, even smaller than that new Lee-Navy  cartridge!! Crossing of the Red River was uneventful.

Sunday, paid our respects to the Heros of the Alamo, and consumed too much Bar-b-Q on the Riverwalk.

Continuing on our campaign tomorrow AM, on to the coast at Corpus Christi!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 08, 2010, 09:58:12 am
Dispatch from Fresno, California:

Experienced some waggon trouble on Saturday (nothing serious, but a strange "service engine" light came on and wouldn't shut off ) so had to spend most of that day in Eureka until a blacksmith/livery we found open could get it in and check things out ..... Put us a mite behind schedule (..... as did a slight navigational error shortly after coming off the Golden Gate bridge - 
although unplanned, I can now say I have driven through both The Presidio and the center of San Francisco!   :-\)

However, we have commenced the eastward leg of the journey, and may simply have to make slightly longer marches each day to ensure a timely arrival at the convergence of our various forces.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on November 08, 2010, 02:17:22 pm
Capt. Mack, or anyone with the answer,

When do we have to be out of the Barracks? If possible, we were planning on sleeping Sunday night in the Barracks and then taking off early Monday morning.
If this is not an option, that is okay, our plans are very flexible.

RCJ
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on November 08, 2010, 03:40:41 pm
River City John
No problem on staying till whenever on Monday
Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 08, 2010, 04:01:21 pm
Dispatch from Fresno, California:

Experienced some waggon trouble on Saturday (nothing serious, but a strange "service engine" light came on and wouldn't shut off ) so had to spend most of that day in Eureka until a blacksmith/livery we found open could get it in and check things out ..... Put us a mite behind schedule (..... as did a slight navigational error shortly after coming off the Golden Gate bridge - 
although unplanned, I can now say I have driven through both The Presidio and the center of San Francisco!   :-\)

However, we have commenced the eastward leg of the journey, and may simply have to make slightly longer marches each day to ensure a timely arrival at the convergence of our various forces.

Drive safe!  Looking forward to seeing my Canuck Pard!!!

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Delmonico on November 08, 2010, 04:44:58 pm
Dispatch from Fresno, California:

Experienced some waggon trouble on Saturday (nothing serious, but a strange "service engine" light came on and wouldn't shut off ) so had to spend most of that day in Eureka until a blacksmith/livery we found open could get it in and check things out ..... Put us a mite behind schedule (..... as did a slight navigational error shortly after coming off the Golden Gate bridge - 
although unplanned, I can now say I have driven through both The Presidio and the center of San Francisco!   :-\)

However, we have commenced the eastward leg of the journey, and may simply have to make slightly longer marches each day to ensure a timely arrival at the convergence of our various forces.

Got one of those light on the Ford chuckwagon, comes on once in a while, used to get out and check, engine was always there.  today I figger if it's rollin' down the road it's there and working. ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Niederlander on November 08, 2010, 05:15:34 pm
Dispatch from Fresno, California:

Experienced some waggon trouble on Saturday (nothing serious, but a strange "service engine" light came on and wouldn't shut off ) so had to spend most of that day in Eureka until a blacksmith/livery we found open could get it in and check things out ..... Put us a mite behind schedule (..... as did a slight navigational error shortly after coming off the Golden Gate bridge - 
although unplanned, I can now say I have driven through both The Presidio and the center of San Francisco!   :-\)

However, we have commenced the eastward leg of the journey, and may simply have to make slightly longer marches each day to ensure a timely arrival at the convergence of our various forces.
Jack,
    You need to get a roll of black electrical tape.  When one of those lights come on, cut a small piece off and put it over the light.  Works like a charm!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 08, 2010, 07:48:11 pm
Dispatch from Corpus Christi, Texas:

Arrived on the coast early afternoon, after taking our noon meal, commenced the inspection of the USS Lexington. While some repairs are in progress, most appeared "ship shape"(At least to this Landlubber).

Made camp for the evening, will be finding some activities non-military or history related tomorrow AM. (Equal time to keep  my better half happy).
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on November 08, 2010, 10:26:32 pm
Sgt Mjr Cactus Rope and I will be heading south come Thurs. AM early and plan to sneak into the battle sight in late afternoon. Thanks RCJ for asking my next question about ETD from barracks as I am not excited about returning to MO in the dark.

Bvt LTC Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain


PS,  What is the shooter count at this time?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on November 09, 2010, 03:33:12 pm
Capt. Little
As of Saturday AM we had 20 paid shooters with three more that might shoot.  Travel safe

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 10, 2010, 12:10:18 am
Actually, a piece of electrical tape would have been just the ticket, as it turned out!  They determined that the dadblamed contraption has a tiny little air leak into the manifold - not enough to cause any difficulty for the computer to keep things regulated at the elevations "at home" i.e. about 2500 feet above sealevel, and higher.  However, fluctuating back and forth between sea level and much higher elevations, as one does driving down the west coast highway, gave it absolute conniptions! The computer log showed it going back and forth from running too rich to too lean.  The light came back on and stayed lit most of the next day or two, but has remained off since we moved inland .....

I am pleased to confirm that this contingent has arrived in the Republic of Texas, albeit at the extreme western end ....  We have bivouacked at El Paso.  After another "overnight" at or near San Antonio, followed by a reconnaissance of the immediate environs (including the fortifications of the Alamo, of course) we should arrive in Lockhart on Thursday afternoon, God willin' and the creeks don't rise.

It has just occurred to me that I may not have mentioned that my batman, Roger, will undoubtedly wish to attend  the Saturday banquent, as well as partaking of some of the other meals.  I trust that will not cause any logistical problems , so long as the necessary ration chits are acquired upon our arrival?
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Drydock on November 10, 2010, 04:38:35 am
Underway, shift colors.     ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on November 10, 2010, 05:53:11 am
Jack
That will be fine.
Scooter any I are just leaving New Braunfels with the supply wagons. Enjoy the Alamo.
Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Cowtown Scout on November 10, 2010, 06:48:48 pm
Welcome to Texas Rattlesnake Jack and Roger !!  You will find the travel from El Paso to San Antone to take most of the day as it's a fer distance.  See yall at Lockhart.  
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: River City John on November 10, 2010, 09:40:08 pm
Packed and ready to weigh anchor at second bell of the morning watch. Fully awake around four bells of the same.

I was not able to petition the Naval Commander of the Department for permission to extend the wearing of summer white pantaloons and straws past the October cutoff per regulations, so I have drawn up conditional permission papers, signed by myself as the ranking Naval officer on board, to wear same.

Look for me about third bell of the second dog watch. Everything shipshape and fuses cut and ready for action.

Will be on detached duty with landing party of the Texas Navy, Department of the Missouri.

God Bless Texas!


RCJ

Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on November 11, 2010, 06:41:11 am
RCJ
God's Speed and don't let them bells drag as you come up river in the Guadalupe river.
Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: US Scout on November 12, 2010, 05:11:12 am
I'm thinking of all of you having a great time at the Muster and wishing I was there enjoying myself as well. 

My only consolation is that I'm 6 weeks from retirement, so I'm looking forward to attending next year!

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on November 12, 2010, 05:34:12 am
US Scout
Information received will be passed along to the troops this morning at colors.
Acting Sergeant Major
Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pony Racer on November 12, 2010, 12:19:14 pm
General - you can't be retiring - you look much to young for that!:)

I hope to enjoy this shoot someday as well.  Be safe ya'll.

I am getting to shoot on sunday locally in the wilds of Sussex, VA

However, on saturday I am the ranking USCG officer participating in the Smithfield Vet day parade.  I will have a small crew of one of my small boat stations with me as well.  Hope I do active CG, all Vets and GAF proud.

RCJ - You know once the ship is underway and away from land the Skipper makes the rules...I would think that based on onscene weather - the skipper of your ship will make the appropriate choice!:)

PR
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 14, 2010, 08:48:40 pm
T - Minus Zero Days

Muster is over and we had a great time.  It was a pleasure to shoot on our Squad.

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Pancho Peacemaker on November 14, 2010, 09:32:15 pm
Heck, you fellas are having a good time.

Maybe if an AWOL Mexican Federale showed up next year, would you guys let 'im draw pistolas with you?


Pancho
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 15, 2010, 07:50:05 am
Heck, you fellas are having a good time.

Maybe if an AWOL Mexican Federale showed up next year, would you guys let 'im draw pistolas with you?


Pancho

Heck yeah!  Come on down!!!

Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 15, 2010, 07:53:27 am
Our fearless leader!

LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 15, 2010, 07:56:57 am
Texas Sarge repelling the Indian horde!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 15, 2010, 08:00:49 am
A big thanks goes out to Kitchen Kate and Delta Raider for being such wonderful and gracious hosts!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 15, 2010, 08:04:47 am
Dispatch, November 15:, Mcalester, Indian Territory:

After successfully completing the Plum Creek Campaign, my company will proceed on to our post on the Wet Auglaize creek in Missouri. Campaign was successful, repelling several hostile indian attacks, as well as some skirmishes with the Yankee troops, and soundly defeating General Santa Anna.Will proceed on to our home post as soon as we can finisg breakfast and break camp.

Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 15, 2010, 08:10:09 am
Pancho, I guess we can use a federale that wandered north of the border. Why not, we always have a place for that AWOL Canadian, Rattlesnake Jack! But he must be cheating somehow, to manage to hit 9 out f 10 on that long range stage(out to 400 yards) with that target killing Snyder Enfield!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 15, 2010, 08:30:03 am
But he must be cheating somehow, to manage to hit 9 out f 10 on that long range stage(out to 400 yards) with that target killing Snyder Enfield!

Well, I must admit overhearing someone saying, after they called "Hit" on the 400 yard target: '"Don't know if that was on the first or second skip ..."   ;D

We have struck camp and will be heading north momentarily.  Will endeavor to send in dispatches whilst en route, depending on availability of suitable couriers.
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 16, 2010, 07:42:39 am
A suitable courier being available, I am able to report that this contingent has successfully journeyed as far as Quanah, Texas, some distance out from Palo Duro Canyon and Amarilllo, having passed through Austin, Waco (where we stopped for a very enjoyable visit to the Texas Rangers Museum), Fort Worth and Wichita Falls.  Will continue west out of the Texas panhandle and through New Mexico and Arizona Territories before turning north into Utah.

Had a very enjoyable time at the Muster, I must say!  Special thanks are certainly due to the organizers and hosts! 

Have some soul searching to do regarding my previous comments about the Snider-Enfield being an arm of questionable accuracy, after getting 9 hits on the 10 targets ranging out to 400 yards on Stage One (shot last by my Squad) .... guess I must have actually been getting the hang of it by then!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: captmack on November 16, 2010, 10:15:27 am
Howdy Jack,

You are in the Comancheria so watch out for hostiles!!!

Capt Mack
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: pony express on November 16, 2010, 11:12:12 am
Dispatch, frpm permanent quarters on the Grand Auglaize creek, Missouri:

Arrived here last night, trip was safe and uneventful, and very long!
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on November 16, 2010, 10:02:52 pm
Glad to hear that a grand time was had by all. Cactus Rope and I made it to my quarters last night about 11:00 PM after a stop in Austin and one at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco.  Dealt with some foul weather while crossing Indian Territory but our conveyance brought us through in grand shape. Sitting here now wondering why I am still up so will close this report and burrow into the bunk.
God Bless Texas!!!!!

LTC Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain
                                 Div. of MO, Commanding
Title: Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 17, 2010, 08:31:05 am
Your advice well given, Captain!  Reports of hostile action on the trail west to Albuquerque in New Mexico Territory (well .... boring scenery, anyway) induced us to divert to Santa Fe, where we overnighted.  Plan to tour the town a mite before continuing to Albuquerque and then west into Arizona Territory.  No waggon difficulties ....