The South Carolina Old West Shootists (SCOWS) held one of its “irregularly scheduled” “Fifth Saturday” matches on July 29, 2023, in the Cooper Pistol Bays at the Mid-Carolina Rifle Club.

We had 9 shooters brave a threatening sky to come out and shoot 4 stages based on actual gunfights from the Old West. The threatened rain held off, except for some light “sprinkles” early in the 3rd stage that didn’t last long, and we were able to get all 4 stages in. The group included a new shooter who goes by the moniker “James”, pending the adoption of a new cowboy alias, and who, even without a cowboy alter ego, shot very well — we hope he will continue to come out and shoot with us.

There was 1 clean shooter for the match — Congrats to Sgt Henry for some accurate pistol work with his six-shooter. 

Here are the match results, by category:

3 Gun Black Powder Shootist

Cheyenne Jim, 1st Place                                               298.26

Town Marshal (2 P, 1 SG)

Parker Palomino, 1st Place                                           298.72 

2 Gun Shootist Working Cowboy

Rowdy McCabe, 1st Place                                            288.66

Lawman (1 R, 1 P, 1 SG)

James, 1st Place                                                          155.55

Moonshine, 2nd Place                                                  180.42

2 Gun Duelist Working Cowboy

Youghiogheny Kid, 1st Place                                        203.61

Town Constable (1 Pistol)

Sgt. R. Henry, 1st Place                                                47.73 (clean)

4 Gun Black Powder Shootist

Manassas, 1st Place                                                    465.72

4 Gun Smokeless Duelist Outlaw

Doc WHO, 1st Place                                                    577.44

Congratulations to all, and thanks to everyone for a great match.


The next SCOWS match will be our August “2nd Sunday” match on Sunday, August 13, 2023. Hope to see you there!