Transitions

In a SASS event, nothing is more important that how you transition from one gun to another during a stage. Most shooters (myself included) lose more time in their transitions than they do in misses (which count as a five second penalty). If you could add up all the time spent transitioning from your rifle to your pistol and to your shot gun, you’d see that you actually spend more time in transitions that in actual shooting. That’s why the very best shooters practice their transitions more than just about anything else.

Coach Gun

Coach Gun – Groesbeck, Texas
Copyright © 2012 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens hand held. The exposure was taken at 75mm, f/8 for 1/400th of a second at ISO 200. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 using Nik’s Color Efex Pro filters.
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Transitioning to Shot Gun Sequence
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Transition A

Transition B

Transition C

Transition D

Transition E

Transition F

Shooting with the Old Fort Parker Patriots

Old Fort Parker Patriots

 

Another Match / A New Club
A few months ago the folks that run The Old Fort Parker Patriots in Groesbeck, Texas invited me to join them for their next monthly match. I’d heard lots of good things about this SASS club and decided to take the long drive north from Sugar Land to the green pastures of Groesbeck, Texas.

The Old Fort Parker Patriots is a SASS affiliated club that shoots at historic Old Fort Parker, the former homestead of the pioneer Parker Family and Cynthia Ann Parker. The monthly match is held the third full weekend of each month and the drive north from Houston covers some beautiful East Texas scenery.

The Winchester 1873 Rifle

Winchester 1873 Rifle – Groesbeck, Texas
Copyright © 2012 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens hand held. The exposure was taken at 105mm, f/8 for 1/250th of a second at ISO 200. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 using Nik’s Color Efex Pro filters.
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More Friendly Faces
This was the largest match I’ve shot in and although I didn’t place very well, I had a great time and really enjoyed the stage designs and how well the match was run. I saw many familiar faces and was once again, warmly welcomed by everyone there.

Shooter's Meeting at Fort Parker

Shooters Meeting – Groesbeck, Texas
Copyright © 2012 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens hand held. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/10 for 1/125th of a second at ISO 200. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 using Nik’s Color Efex Pro filters.
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Great Shooters
I was very impressed by the caliber of shooters I faced at this match and I can honestly say that being beat by a thirteen year old boy and an eighty five year old man was the most fun I’ve had in years! I learned more about cowboy action shooting during that beautiful Saturday morning than I ever thought possible and enjoyed watching the technique and skills of these fine shootists.

Six Shooter

Six Shooter – Groesbeck, Texas
Copyright © 2012 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens hand held. The exposure was taken at 75mm, f/8 for 1/400th of a second at ISO 200. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 using Nik’s Color Efex Pro filters.
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