Goddard Cowboys Match Rules
(Subject to change by GTJC Match Director at any time.)
Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs
No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the range. Shooters may not consume alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs before or during live firing.
I sincerely hope that there is never a time at our shoot that we will be confronted with a cheater. The penalty for such will be decided by the Match Director.
Spotting and Scoring
The benefit of the doubt goes to the shooter. If the spotters are not sure whether it was a miss or a hit, the shooter gets credit for a hit. There will be 3 spotters for every shooter. If two out of three spotters make a call, the call stands. The Timer Operator shall not be a spotter. The shooter has the right to appeal the call or decision of the Timer Operator to the Match Director. The decision made by the Match Director is final. Using the appeal process frivolously will not be tolerated (nit-picking.)
Please do your best to dress Old West or B-Western. We ask that you not wear Ball Caps and T-Shirts. There is no “Clothing Police” at a Goddard Cowboys match.
170 Degree Rule
The shooter will not break the 170 degree plane with any firearm at any time during the stage. Draws from a cross draw must be done with the body turned to the firing line so the muzzle of the revolver is not breaking the 170 rule. Stage DQ for first offense and Match DQ for second offense.
Traveling, 10 second penalty
Once a firearm is placed in a live condition (round in the chamber/under hammer) one foot must remain on the ground (“Traveling rule”.) Shooter may pivot on his foot. Shotguns may be loaded while moving however they may not have the action closed.
- Dropped or knocked-over empty gun.
- Cocking or levering a firearm (other than a shotgun) at an angle that aims over the top of the berm. (We LIKE our neighbors.)
- Dropped or knocked-over loaded gun.
- A fired round that goes over the berm. (We REALLY LIKE our neighbors.)
- An AD that impacts within 6 feet of the shooter. (We LIKE our shooters.)
- Pointing a loaded firearm at a fellow shooter. (We REALLY LIKE our shooters.)
- An accidental discharge (AD) that impacts a stage front, loading table or prop on the firing line.
Procedural, 10 second penalty
- Brain fades. Shooting the scenario other than how it was written.
- Not Opening the action of an empty long gun.
- Holstering an empty cocked handgun after the shooting is completed.
Miss, 5 second penalty
Knockdown targets must be knocked down to count as a hit. Shotgun misses may be made up.
10172 N. 19th Ave. W., Colfax, IA 50054
Take Colfax, Iowa Exit #155 and go North on Hwy 117 to the first crossroads after the John Deere Store. This is N 19th Ave. W. Turn right (east) and go approximately 1 mile. The range will be on the left (north) side of the road. If you get to a crossroads (W 100th St. N.) you went to far.