Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Silsbee Shoot

Belle and I along with Akarate Zach, Cajun Greg and Squirrel traveled to Silsbee TX yesterday to shoot with the Big Thicket Bushwackers.  We had a great time visiting with dozens of gunfighters from all over the state.

I'm still editing pictures, but we have a few notable snaps.

Blue Eyed Belle, in steampunk attire, prepares to engage a small reactive target
We started the match with "fun" shoots, unlike the traditional, scored CFDA match.  It almost resembled a USPSA shoot, with multiple targets and different stages.

Pixie Quick engages a target.
This shoot was a Halloween celebration, and I'll have pictures of costumes later in the week, but some of the costumes were very inventive indeed.  When you combine Halloween, Steampunk, and Cowboy shooting, there is no telling what will show up on the line.

Plain Jane engages a balloon target.  Plain Jane is the reigning national champion of Cowboy Fast Draw
That little balloon target is a challenge.  It causes a whole different set of priorities, because if the balloon doesn't pop, you don't get a score.

Gentleman GGeorge showing his stuff.  If I'm not mistaken, he won this particular match.
All in all, a great shoot.  It was challenging, informative, a whole lot of fun.  As always the Big Thicket Bushwackers outdid themselves provideing hospitality to a bunch of traveling gunfighters.

One last picture.  Major D, and Blue Eyed Belle.  Ain't Belle's hat something?


Old NFO said...

Your new Stetson looks pretty good, and Belle's is really nice! Glad y'all had fun down there!

Unknown said...

Love Momma's steampunk attire!