IDAHO STATE Championship Matches
From the very moment that I got off my rental horse in Nampa, Idaho I
knew that these cowboys really meant business. Shooters were there in
force from a half dozen states converting the parking lot of the Boise
Gun Company into a cowboy town. It took over 5 minutes to call roll.
The 7th Calvary did not have this many cowboys. The cowboys shot on one
range and the cowgirls shot on a second range. There was a large
cleaning area and plenty of practice area for dry firing. Ruger Firearms
was there filming the event for a TV movie on cowboys of the modern
After a hardware and leather inspection shooting began right as the
outhouses were delivered. Offloading the outhouses from the high bed
truck provided a great deal of entertainment with a loud applause after
they finally hit the ground safely.
I got to meet the CFDA’s top hand, Quick Cal. We took a selfie and he
thanked me for coming to Idaho. Cal invited me to his ranch in Nevada
for lunch. He seemed to know everyone and kept inviting cowpokes to
lunch during the first week in October. He must have a big bunk house
near Fallon , NV.
It was my honor to shoot with fellow AZ Gunslinger, Old West. He was in
two categories and I was in the Cowboys from AARP category. I made it
to the Top 5 Match finals for my category and lasted one round. Old
West was in top form and earned the right to fight against the very best
in the group. I have not seen the results but I know he did well and
stayed for the main match the next two days. As a true cowboy, I
meandered off for two days of fishing with my kin.