Colt Laredo

You can contact Colt at:

rene8029@msn.com

As your Rio Salado Club  President and Territorial Governor, I am here to gather comments, criticisms, needs and your proposed rule changes and communicate them to SASS Headquarters. I will also keep the Club updated on rule changes from SASS. Your RSCASS staff will continue to encourage the growth of Cowboy Action Shooting and our great Club through monthly practices and New Shooter Orientations.

 

As members, you also represent SASS and our Club. So please encourage your shooting friends to give Cowboy Shooting a try. All the info required to start is on our website. I encourage every club member to read the new Shooters Handbook, which was updated in January 2020. It contains past rule changes and a new format which is easier to follow.  You will find rule clarifications by the ROC at http://www.oowss.com/ROCornerIndex.htm

 

If you have any questions on rules in the SASS Shooters Handbook, please ask me. If I don’t have the immediate answer, I can find it for you.

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President & Territorial Governor Update:

Greetings Cowboys and Cowgirls,

 

Thanks to all who helped and participated in our very successful Annual match earlier this month. The BBQ banquet was a big hit as were the new awards. Keep watching our web site for new info on next year’s match with exciting new updates coming.

 

Speaking of upcoming matches:

Since our Jan 2022 match day falls on New Year’s Day and the range is closed, The Rio Cowboys will have a special match on Friday, New Year’s Eve starting at 8am. Come celebrate the end of 2021 with us! I’m sure our Match Director will have some exciting stages!

 

As your TG, I would like to remind everyone of an area of concern:

Shouting out directions at the shooter while they are shooting the stage.

 

The Range Officers in charge of a stage are the TO and the spotters. Nobody else on the posse (also known as “the peanut gallery”) should give any direction, comments or input as to penalties and misses. Even if you see a penalty not called, you are not part of the decision process and should keep quiet. Only the shooter is allowed to protest a call, not the posse or the scorekeeper. Even the Posse Marshal cannot overrule a TO decision unless the TO has misinterpreted a rule in the Handbook.

 

The only exception would be if you saw a serious safety issue not being addressed. We are all safety officers on the posse so please speak up if you need to prevent an accident from happening.

 

Just remember that if you yell something out to the shooter (such as “one more” or “move”), you could be creating a more serious penalty situation if the shooter becomes confused as to who is shouting. We all want to help the shooter do the best they can but we also need to allow the TO and spotters to do their jobs.

 

See you at the next match,

Be safe and shoot straight!

See you at the next match,

Be safe and shoot straight!