deputy 125 ya are just going to have to some day bite the bullet and get started. No one has all the right stuff they want or need to start with. Me I am set up to shoot 45, 44-40 or 38sp in all 3 guns. So its up to you when you start and how long you wait. I wanted to start sass shooting in 2000 but had major money problems and it got put back on the back burner. This something else came along and this and that. And finaally one day decided I am going to do it. I was terrible had the worse score ever. I got some better but I didn't really get much better because of the rifle problems. When the chaperrel went down on me in july I made up my mine it had to be someone else's problem. It could be fixed now for all I know, could be it will make someone a fine rifle will I trust it again nope not me.
I let someone else talk me into going with 38sp. big mistake I should have just went with the Marlin and the Rugers shot factory cowboy loads and been done with it. I probley would have shot just as bad but I wouldn't have had all the rifle problems I had.
I could have gotten the bisley's in 44-40 but I wanted 45 colt, why because I like 45 colt. I have had no problems getting the two rounds missed up. Folks have been real good about picking the brass.
Truth of the matter is I probley won't ever be a world class shooter, not from lack of effort , just because to me this is a game and not a sport. For a little while I am not part of this crazy mixed up world that we live in now I am back in the old west where I want to be. I am living a life long dream, yes I want faster times but more important I want a clean match everytime.
I want to enjoy myself and not worry about someone else is doing or not doing. I use to hunt and fish just to be out in the woods. Around here now its gotten so expencive I can't do that any more.
But sass I can do and I am going to do as long as I am able to do it. When I can't shoot any more I am still going to be a part of it some kind of way.
The only thing holds any of us back is US! Once we say we can't we have given up. Once ya have done that then just roll over and die its the same thing. At least to me, I only have so many days left here on earth, I am not going to waste any more time telling myself I can't do this and that. I am going to at least try. The only way any of us learn is by failure, I can prove that too. Ever see a baby try to walk? if I fell that many times just to take a few steps I would never get out of the hospital. But never has stopped a baby learning to walk its something we have to learn the hard way but we do learn we do fall and we do fall alot. But the bottom line we do learn to walk. But we do have to do something to learn to walk, we have to try. And we do it in our diappers not the classic walking shoes that all the big kids have, heck we just want to walk. Once we learn that then we will get the other stuff. One thing a baby learning to walk has over the rest of us they don't worry about what someone else is doing they are going to learn to walk and the sooner the better for them.
Its the same thing for each of us, the sooner we do what we want to do learn what we want to learn the sooner we are going to have fun. I never thought I would have a computer well I got one never thought I would learn how to operate one but I learned had many folks help me. Many of them are on this forum, am I a computer wizz nope but I do ok for me. But if I never turned it on I would still have a computer but I would have never learned how to use it.
Life is to be enjoyed as much as we can its only taken me some 50 odd years to get that threw my thick hard head. Each day is a gift its what we do with it that counts. For me each match is a chance to meet some real nice folks to enjoy them as much as they enjoy me.
The best thing abpout the matchs for me is that I get to say the pledge of allegiance to our flag and to our country, and pray for our troops and folks I have known and come to love. After that let the games begin, just doesn't get any better.