Our local club was lucky enough to receive a nice gift from a Colorado cowboy named Grizzly Dave. He recently attended our Iron Duke match and took a ton of video of the shooters and events surrounding that day. These can be found on his YouTube channel.
Anyway, he put together a really nice promo video for the club highlighting our club and its events, and we wanted to share this with you. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did, and we hope you join us at the park for one of our upcoming cowboy matches.
We also wanted to announce that because of his efforts, Grizzly Dave has been appointed as an honorary Platte Valley Gunslinger!
If you are like most SASS members, one of the major appeals for you was the historical feel of our sport. We all love the shooting, but there is nothing like taking a step back in time for a day to dress up like our heroes from the past to battle evil doers for a day alongside some good friends.
As we read through the Chronicle, on top of the news on the various shoots and new equipment, we were also drawn to a regular column about little known people from the old west. SASS member Joe Fasthorse, #48769, has released a book chronicling some of the unknown gunfighters that lived and traveled across the old west, and it makes for an interesting read. We get a chance to peek into a part of the west that was ignored by dime novels and Hollywood to get a taste of the reality that was the gunfighter during those days.
SASS members can pick up a copy of this book from the following link for only $12.50, and with the chill of Winter approaching, I can’t think of a better way to spend the time waiting until it is time for cowboy action shooting to return:
Most of us grew up watching westerns on television or at the movies, and playing cowboy was a common way for kids to entertain themselves. Without getting political, I thought this old Mattel ad was really interesting when you compare the times of old to today. The concept of acceptable fun sure has changed a lot (and I wish I had one of these growing up).