The Long Nine Cowboys | Springfield, Illinois
When and Where?
Members of the Lefthanders Gun Club hold monthly cowboy matches outdoors from March – October on the 4th Sunday of the month. When possible, we hold Winter Matches on the 2nd Sunday of the month for November, December, January & February.
The range is the Lefthanders Gun Club in Loami, Illinois, southwest of Springfield.
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We start as close to 9:45 a.m. as possible.
Shooter’s Meeting is 9:30 a.m.
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How Much and How Many Stages?
Match fees are $10 for Members or $12 for Non-Members.
You may become a Member at the match for $15 for Individuals or $20 for Family Membership [living under the same roof.]
If you’ve never shot a match with us, your First Match with the Long Nine Cowboys is FREE of charge!
We also offer a 50/50 Drawing for $1 per chance and we usually give away at Free Match token at each of our matches.
We normally shoot 5 stages at each local match. Stages are typically available several days before the match as a printable PDF on the Scores & Stages page.
What About Lunch?
We normally shoot 5 stages straight through. Lunch at the clubhouse is no longer available as it was in the past.
What About New Shooters?
We welcome shooters new to Cowboy Action Shooting and ask you to make yourself known at the Registration Table so we can provide you with the assistance you might need.
Who Runs the Club?
Each match is normally run by two Co-Match Directors, members of the Lefthanders Gun Club, all of whom have achieved ROII [Range Officer II] status.
The Long Nine Cowboys, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the State of Illinois and a member of SASS [Single Action Shooting Society]. We follow SASS rules at all matches with minor exceptions for special range conditions as needed.
The Long Nine Cowboy Club is run by a Board of Directors that consists of the current officers, members, and non-voting participants.
What About Wild Bunch?
The club also hosts Wild Bunch Matches two or three times per year, following SASS Wild Bunch Rules.
What About Spectators?
We welcome spectators at our local matches. Eye and ear protection are both required for spectators and we encourage spectators to wear a hat for added protection We use metal targets at relatively close distances, hence back-splatter is always an issue. Spectators are welcome to ask questions of shooters but we ask that you stay well behind the firing line, loading tables, and areas where spotters and timers are working, along with choosing your timing carefully so as not to interfere with any participant’s concentration during a match. Generally speaking, most cowboy action shooters are happy to discuss equipment, procedures and protocol with spectators.
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