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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #25 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
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #26 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?

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #28 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:

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #29 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!
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #30 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
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #31 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!
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #33 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.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2010, 03:31:50 pm »
I'm doing my best to make it to the Muster.

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #35 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
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #36 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
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #37 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!
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #38 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!

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #39 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. ;)
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #40 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?)

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #41 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.

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #42 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!

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #44 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?!



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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #45 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!

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #46 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.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #47 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!



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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #48 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

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #49 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?