Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

I'm not a real Cowboy, but I play one in the movies.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Cactus Steel Challenge

Every month with a fifth Sunday, the Cactus League hosts a "Special Match." For May, they held a Steel Challenge match, four stages of steel targets to rank shooters, then a head-to-head shootout to determine who brings home the match trophy. I was eliminated in the first bracket (lost both heats in the best two-out-of-three format), but Jon advanced to the third bracket before losing to a space-gunner. The match winner was, naturally, a Master-class Open gunner, but even we sloppy slowpokes had fun. The heat stayed below 100 degrees and a nice breeze kept us all comfortable.


  • At 2:03 AM, Blogger Jerry The Geek said…

    Yo, Blob-boy!
    Love the steel stage you show. Sorry, I'm shooting a 'space gun' and it's probably cheating. It's still a fun-looking stage, and I'm gonna steal it for an IPSC match in Oregon. Hope you don't mind.

  • At 12:39 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Where do you do that? That looks like a blast! (No pun intended.)

  • At 1:36 AM, Blogger Cowboy Blob said…

    Dude! Don't you pay attention?!?!?


    The Cactus League ( puts on a monthly 1st Sunday match that includes one USPSA classifier and one carbine and one riotgun stage. The match of which you speak was a "Special 5th Sunday Match" but it matched the ingenuity shown in typical Cactus Matches. Great stuff! Check my archives and the CCML web sight.


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