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.

June Match

The McLean County Peacemakers held its June 2016 match on Saturday, the 17th of June. The week leading up to the match was frustrating as to the weather forecasts. There was a fear of getting rained out. At the beginning of the match the weather was ok. But as the match progressed it got a little warm and folks were looking for some shade and hoping for some breezes. We had 27 shooters who came out for the gun fight.

We shot in two possess. As always, we thank everyone for helping with timing, spotting, scoring and picking up after the match.

After the match, a group of us headed out to our lunch stand by, Culvers, where we analyzed our days shooting skills and blunders. We did confirm, as we have learned from past matches, that an unloaded rifle doesn’t allow you to complete a stage. We also learned that smashing your finger with a hammer the day before a match might affect your shooting abilities.

Comstock Charley won the overall match followed by Midnight Justice and Colonel Peabody. Congratulations cowboys. We did not have any clean shooters for the match.

Remember, we welcome comments on our matches… things we’ve done right… things we could improve on.

Thank you for joining us at our match.  Come on back for our July match on Saturday, July the 17th.

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)

16th Annual Stage Trail Shootout - Sept.16

Link to Registration

July Match

The McLean County Peacemakers will host their next match on the 17th of July.  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.   

Peacemakers member, Flaming Star, is in the June Cowboy Chronicle on page 47 (link).  In real life, she is Ron Darnall's granddaughter, Caitlin.

SASS Theme Song.mp3