Have been wonderfully buoyed by the successes of this season of COWBOYS and THE BEST DEFENSE: SURVIVAL. Once again, we've upped the ante across the board, and it's paying off Big Time. I'm about 85% home on the new show, which will once again redefine the whole playing board. Man, if my competition would spend 1/10th the time in trying to improve their own product that they spend trying to burn me down, we'd all benefit.
I got my new Ruger SASS Vaqueros, serial numbers SASS00017 and SASS00018...darn nice guns, if you like single actions, which I obviously do. I already have planned out how they're going to get dinked (by Jim Finch, Long Hunter). Yeah, I pretty much never leave well enough alone. I sent the Para GI Expert off to Bill Laughridge at C&S to finish up the retro-ization for SASS Wild Bunch matches...am looking forward to the Nationals at Winter Range in Phoenix early next year. Hopefully, I can get the ejection problem straightened out with my Norinco Trench Gun 1897 by then.
Am also very pleased to be going forward with the Ruger Rimfire Championships — it's a great, fun competition. I'll be shooting my 10/22 Target (running an Aimpoint Micro) and my vampire red Ruger/Tactical Solutions .22/.45. I think I may build up a Ruger MkIII with a Tac-Sol top end for a really trick target pistol (the .22/.45 is a bit light to me)...I'm thinking of asking my pal Mr. Completely for some advice, since he's the Lord High God of .22 Target Pistols. I'm also planning to shoot some single stack competition later this fall when local cowboy matches shut down for the winter. I'll probably use a "illegal" drop holster (like the Blocker TNT or my old Gordie Davis rig) that more closely resembles my Blocker Wild Bunch holster and just shoot for score.