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GAF State Muster 2013

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#1 shamrock


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:16 AM

Grand Army of the Frontier
2013 Illinois State Musters

31 August 2013      29 September 2013
Tri-County Gun Club      GGP-Dry Gulch Ranch
3441 S. Brookville Rd.   10573 Telegraph Rd.
Polo, IL     Winnebago, IL
www.tcgc.net www.      goodguysposse.org

The Division of Illinois is proud to announce there will be two state musters in 2013. Two locations will be utilized, Tri-County Gun Club in Polo, IL on 31 August 2013 and GGP-Dry Gulch Ranch in Winnebago, IL on 29 September 2013.

Special events at each muster will be as follows:
August Muster will include an artillery demonstration.
September Muster will include the opportunity to live fire a Gatling gun.

If you have questions get a hold of me at shamrockgannon@live.com or 217/722-8512
Gun carts will be allowed at this muster because there are no provisions for stacking firearms. Hearing protection and side shields/wrap around safety glasses are required for anyone on the range. SASS safety rules will apply. The muster is shot with a rifle and one pistol. Bring a second revolver, because it will be required for one stage. Pistols will be shot “dualist.” Uniforms not required. SASS legal pistols and rifles .38 caliber and larger can be utilized. Categories based on GAF Battle rifle standards.
Pre-registration isn’t required but appreciated by the Mess Sergeant so the amount of food needed can be determined for the noon mess(lunch).
Registration at 0800 – Safety Meeting at 0845 – Muster begins at 0900 – Lunch at 1230

Bvt Lt. Col. Pat “Shamrock” Gannon
Commander, Division of Illinois

Registration 2013 Illinois State Muster

______31 August 2013 ____29 September 2013

Name: ________________________________________________ GAF # __________


City: ________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: _______


Email: _______________________________________ Phone #: _______________

Category: Rifle Examples (Other pre 1900 firearms are welcome)
___Milspec Repeater .30-40 Krag and Revolver.
___Milspec Single Shot .45-70 Springfield Trapdoor and Revolver.
___Staff Officer Revolver only
___Infantry Mil Spec. Rifle only

___Scout Pistol Caliber Lever Rifle and Revolver.

___Buffalo Scout Sharps and Revolver.

___Militia Rifle Caliber Lever Rifle and Revolver.
Also select one of the following:
___Black Powder

Cost is $20.00 includes lunch. Make checks out to Pat Gannon. Send registration to Pat Gannon, 200 Clover Chase Circle, Woodstock, IL 60098
Note: Additional Cost of Gatling Gun Live Fire: $15.00 includes 20 Rds. Of .45LC or $5.00 if you supply ammunition.
  GAF Enlistment
The Grand Army of the Frontier is open to anyone who has an interest in any or all aspects of the Victorian-era Military. All Cowboy Action Shooters and reenactors are strongly encouraged to join. This Group was established to foster the free exchange and flow of information and ideas to recreate the various Uniforms used in this era. Also, uniforms are DEFINITELY not required, but members are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED the wearing of Uniforms while competing in Cowboy Action Shooting events, if they have one.
There is no cost involved in joining the GAF. Enlist Now!
Do it online at:
Or, fill out the form below and mail it to
Lt. Col. Pat “Shamrock” Gannon
200 Clover Chase Circle
Woodstock, IL 60098
State__________________ ZIP_____________
Email Address____________________________
Phone Number__________________________
Check as appropriate:
SASS Member ___ NCOWS Member ___Reenactor ___ Living Historian ___
NSSA ___ NRA ___
Contact the Grand Army of the Frontier:
Visit the GAF forum at The Barracks in
CAS City: http://www.cascity.com

Edited by shamrock, 30 July 2013 - 07:17 AM.

#2 Hopalong Strong

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

When all was said and done we went through 661 rounds of ammo for the Gatling gun at the muster on Sunday. I would call that respectable. I hope you all had as much fun as I did!

#3 Orrin Sackett

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:07 AM

I had a great time, thank you Hopalong for bringing the Gatling gun and thank you Shamrock for bringing it all together.  :)
"I would not sit waiting for some vague tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime, and find nothing at the end of the waiting. I would begin here, I would make something happen."   Louis L'Amour, Sacketts Land

#4 I M Portly

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

My thanks to Shamrock, Hoppy, and the lovely mess sargent  for putting on a great event.  I had a blast!!!   Portly.

#5 Snidely Whiplash

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:09 AM

I had a great time! Thanks to the Good Guys for working in the GAF muster, Shamrock for his work and leadership, Hopalong for bringing the Gatling Gun, and everyone who attended for making it fun.

I heard that to top the field artillery and Gatling Gun demonstrations of this year's musters, next year will include a stage where the shooters will detonate sticks of dynamite thrown by IM Portly, just like in the movie Rio Bravo. A collection will be taken up at the end of the day to purchase replacement lumber to rebuild the saloon... and any required caskets.

Snidely Whiplash
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