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Basic Scenarios


 

     During a typical cowboy shoot, groups of shooter, called posses, move from stage to stage. Each Stage has a specific scenario designed and put on paper by the match officials. The posse (generally 10-12 people) learns the scenario before they begin shooting on that stage. When all the shooters in the posse are finished with a stage, they move to the next stage and the posse marshal explains the scenario for that stage to the posse.
     When a shooter is ready, a person with a timer informs the shooter to stand by  indicating that the timer is about to "beep" signifying that time is running. The timer records time from the "start beep" by registering the sounds of the shots. The time showing when the last shot is fired is the shooters final time.
     Some clubs incorporate an old west story line into the stage for added fun. It might be made up, a line from a western movie, etc. Below are example instructions for two stages illustrated.
 


 

You are walking down the street and you see a desperado mistreating your little sister.

Ammo: 
10 rounds two revolvers; 10 rounds rifle; 4 rounds shotgun
Set up:
Revolvers loaded , 5 rounds each, hammer down on empty chamber.
Rifle loaded, 10 rounds, action closed, hammer down on empty chamber, on table.
Shotgun on table, empty with action open, 4 rounds on person
Begin:
Begin standing at the table with hands on hat. Indicate that you are ready by shouting, "Don't worry Sally, I'll save you!"
At the Beep:
Draw first revolver and shoot the five revolver targets beginning on the left sweeping to the right. Put first revolver back in holster and pick up rifle and shoot the 5 rifle targets left to right, two times. Place the rifle back on the table with action open. 
Draw the second revolver and shoot the revolver targets again from left to right. Place second revolver back in holster and pick up shotgun. Load the shotgun with two rounds and shoot the two shotgun targets on the left. Load two more rounds in the shotgun and shoot the two shotgun targets on the right. 
 

Line from the movie "Tombstone."
 
 

Ammo: 
10 rounds two revolvers; 9 rounds rifle; 2 rounds shotgun
Set up:
Revolvers loaded , 5 rounds each, hammer down on empty chamber.
Rifle loaded, 9 rounds, action closed, hammer down on empty chamber, on table.
Shotgun on table, empty with action open, 2 rounds on person
Begin:
Begin standing at the table with hands on table. Indicate that you are ready by saying, "I said skin that smoke wagon and go to work."
At the Beep:
Pick up rifle and shoot the rifle targets placing three shots on each target. Place rifle back on table and draw first revolver. Nevada Sweep the revolver targets stating at the left. Holster the first revolver and draw the second revolver and Nevada Sweep the revolver targets from right to left. Holster the second revolver and pick up shotgun. Load shot gun and shot the two shotgun targets in any order.

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