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.

April Match


The McLean County Peacemakers held its April 2017 match on Saturday, the 15th of April.  What a beautiful day for a cowboy shoot… or any other type of outdoor activity.  It couldn’t have been more perfect. 

We had 31 shooters ride into Darnall Town and join in on the fight for law and order.  Being an outdoor match it was an opportunity to dust off the shotguns and shoot some steel. 

We had some difficulty getting started as one of our tablets was locked up.  Comstock Charley volunteered his smart phone so we could get to the shooting.  We also had some confusion on scoring on Stage 5 with the “off the clock” bonus.  I’ve tried to review the paper score sheets with the electronic ones.  If anyone got the bonus on Stage 5 and it is not listed in the score sheets, please let me know. 

We completed the match around 1:00 pm.  As always, we want to thank everyone for helping with timing, spotting, scoring and helping us pick up after the match so quickly.

Comstock Charley won the overall match with the lowest score.  There were two clean shooters for the match.  Congratulations to Comstock Charley and Marshal RD!

We welcome and appreciate your participation in our matches.  We thank you for your time and effort to join us.  Come on back for our May match on Saturday, May the 20th.  Also we are having a "New Shooter Clinic" to introduce cowboy action shooting to interested parties. And we are having a Quigley (long range) shoot on May 6th.  This will include both pistol caliber and big bore classes.  Details are found on this web site.

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)

May Match

The McLean County Peacemakers will host their next match on the 20th of May.  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. 

SASS Theme Song.mp3