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Jim Birkel
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Test Run
We tried out a new format at the camp.  I thank the 18 gunslingers that tested this format and Rodeo Romeo for letting us use the best facility in CFDA. We shot Arizona Five with Rotation. I wanted to see if there was a enough time savings to justify using ...
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LOESS HILLS PALADINS, INC
 "A dream with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken into steps becomes a plan. A plan with action becomes reality!" When I started to shoot cowboy fast draw at age 65 what impressed me the most was a group of boys, ages 6 to 16, who were the most respectful...
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"It was not personal." "To me it was!"
Apparently, I again offended the "self-proclaimed" with one of my comments. I don't know why this keeps happening, I try to be careful. Guess it is just illustrative of  the Hamilton/Burr road to perdition. "Bet you think this song is about you." It is not....
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The Best Five Shot Option
The capacity of a 6 lane range is about 60 shooters. At Winter Range we had 90 shooter so we were at about 150% of capacity.  To get the shoot in we had to use a five shot option for the entire event. The powers that be decided on the Nevada Five format fol...
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Winter Range 2018
Well, Winter Range is in the books.  Congratulations to all of the shooters and especially the top three in each bracket.  Rodeo Romeo won Bracket A coming from the 6th seed, a truly difficult task since the shoot off was a 1 x 2 winning shot affair.  Rodeo...
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Grailfever
Rodeo Romeo has made some personal and hurtful comments to me.  I did not mean to start an argument or say anything offensive to him, but if I did I apologize.  He asks for an explanation and so here it is. To be a competitive gunfighter you must have a fin...
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Loess Hills Paladins - Have Range, Will Travel!
The kiddos, Niobrara, Lil' James, and Dismal River Kid, were whisked off to the loess hills on the prairie.  I miss them much but they ain't coming back, so if they won't come to the range the range must go to them.  Hence, The Loess Hills Paladins - Have R...
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If you think 2016 was bad, wait for 2018, yet ain't seen nothing yet.
Got a look at the new holster rule, and if you thought 2016 was bad for gunfighters misbehaven, wait for 2018.  It is going be a springs fiasco all year long. (No fault of the host.)  Maybe we can some how divert the powers that be travel plans and the loca...
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So you want to be a gunfighter!
Recently I had to opportunity to share thoughts on this sport with a aspiring gunfighter by text message.  This topic being too voluminous for text I will share by blog. Over the last two years I have competed in 30 to 40 events, club, State, Territorial, N...
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