McLean County Peacemakers

The McLean County Peacemaker's Club organizes monthly cowboy action shooting matches reminiscent of the wild west of the latter 1800's.  The events are governed by the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) and are open to anyone who can handle firearms safely regardless of gender, shooting skills, or age (parental supervision is required for all competitors under 21 years of age).  Every match provides entrants with fun, shooting challenges, practicing their shooting skills, and an opportunity to build friendships among people with common interests.

March Match


The McLean County Peacemakers held its March 2017 match on Saturday, the 18th of March.  At this time of year, we are all anxious to shoot in the great outdoors and to use our full complement of firearms.  But yesterday we were all happy that this was an indoors shoot. 

We had 21 cowboys/cowgirls join us for the shoot.  Black River Bart, who we haven’t seen in a while returned for the fun.


Midnight Justice won the overall match with the lowest score.  Boy, is he fast on those pistol targets.  There were three clean shooters for the match.  They included Marshal RD, Sooner Born, and Tomahawk Johnson.  Congratulations to all of you.  And congratulations to all shooters for having a fun and safe match. 

Thank you to everyone for helping with timing, spotting, scoring and helping us pick up after the match so quickly.

After the match, we headed out to Culver’s for a bite to eat and some conversation.  

We always appreciate your participation in our matches.  We thank you for your time and effort to join us.  And we welcome comments on our matches... things you like or that you don't like.  Just drop me an email.  

Prairie Trail Ranger

aka: Jon Paulsen

Online shooter education on YouTube by NSSF & Longhunter here.

Illinois State SASS championship - Sept. 8-10 @ Paradise Pass, Indiana (link)

Illinois State Wild Bunch championship -  April 29-30 @ Sparta, IL (link)

April Match

The McLean County Peacemakers will host their next match on the 15th of April.  Sign-in opens about 8:00 am.  A short mandatory shooter's safety meeting begins at 8:50 am.  Shooting starts immediately after the safety meeting. 

We will make a decision on indoors versus outdoors by Wednesday, April 12th.  We will also send out a notice and update our website on the 12th with our decision.

SASS Theme Song.mp3