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Posted: 12/8/2018 5:13:15 PM EDT


What exactly is Retro Wave Shooting? It is the next up and coming fun match. Inspired by Cowboy Action Shooting, RWS is a fun take on 70s, 80s, and 90s Pop Action Movies, TV Shows, and Historical Events. Shooting in Costume isn't required but encouraged. The idea is simply to have fun.



28-29 September 2019

Where? At Talon Range in Midway, Florida. Just west of Tallahassee.

Talon Range is a professional set up. I can confirm. Spoke with them at SHOT Show and again here in town. They're all for it. They host IDPA, Steel, USPSA, CAS, and GSSF.



This is an older aerial of the range.



For more info, check out the GD thread that lead up to this.

70s to 90s Themed Gun Matches - inspired by the Cowboy Action Shooting MATCH DATE SET

So pack your wardrobe, get ready to spout some one liners, and rock out at the range as if Reagan was back in office.



Move Over Cowboy Action Shooting, Gen X and Millennial Nostalgia is Creating a New Type of Shooting Sport - Article on The Truth About Guns





Match Rules

Quoted:
Okay folks.

Registration is set to open at 5PM CDT.

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Original posts:

Okay, I've seen a number of folks here mention a late 70s to early 90s theme matches based on action flicks like Commando and period tv police dramas like Miami Vice.

Got me to dig out the jacket.



Lets start getting the rules down.

Update:

Talon Range is a professional set up. I can confirm. Spoke with them at SHOT Show and again here in town. They're all for it. They host IDPA, Steel, USPSA, CAS, and GSSF.



This is an older aerial of the range.



It is FAR BIGGER THAN THIS NOW.

Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:

Okay ya' filthy animals....

28-29 September 2019
Talon Range, Tallahassee Florida.

It's muthafuckin' ON

Complete rule book is almost done, JBT is working on cool artwork and promotional stuff.

Who's man enough?

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Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:16:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:18:47 PM EDT
You can already shoot those in 3 gun or USPSA if you want.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:20:26 PM EDT
Do I get to wear a pastel sport jacket, white canvas pants, and Sperry topsiders?

If so I’ll go get my 1006
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:20:29 PM EDT
It would be fun to do a 10 stage decade match.

First stage is 1900-1910 guns
Second stage is 1911-1920 guns
and so on.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:25:34 PM EDT
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You can already shoot those in 3 gun or USPSA if you want.
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But can you dress up like Don Johnson and go by an alias?









Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:25:54 PM EDT
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Do I get to wear a pastel sport jacket, white canvas pants, and Sperry topsiders?

If so I'll go get my 1006
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Of course!
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:28:21 PM EDT
I like the idea.

Do you actually have to hit anything or just look super bad ass while trying?
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:30:30 PM EDT
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You can already shoot those in 3 gun or USPSA if you want.
But can you dress up like Don Johnson and go by an alias?

http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/f9/MV-BRE10-6.jpg

http://www.imfdb.org/images/4/48/MV4-SW645-1.jpg

http://www.imfdb.org/images/c/cf/MV3-SW645-2.jpg

http://www.imfdb.org/images/d/df/MV-BRE10-10.jpg

Fuck yeah you can.  You can enter whatever dumbass name you want to on the Kindle.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:31:41 PM EDT
My costume would be something like this from Miami Vice.



Members Only Jacket, Necklace Badge, Pastel colored button down, and Slacks of course.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:32:32 PM EDT
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I like the idea.

Do you actually have to hit anything or just look super bad ass while trying?
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Ummmm....

Let's say both.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:33:17 PM EDT
I hope the 70’s stage looks like the Beastie’s Sabotage video
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:46:15 PM EDT
I'd be kinda in. Leisure suit and Beretta 92 style.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:47:31 PM EDT
Seems easier to use another sanctioning body's rules with an addendum for your match dictating allowed firearms.

I.e., USPSA Multi-gun but give a list of allowable guns and modifications.

And no costumes, please.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:49:23 PM EDT
Here's the match's theme:

Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (Video)
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:51:42 PM EDT
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Seems easier to use another sanctioning body's rules with an addendum for your match dictating allowed firearms.

I.e., USPSA Multi-gun but give a list of allowable guns and modifications.

And no costumes, please.
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But costumes make it work!
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:52:57 PM EDT
We could probably throw in period conflicts as a part of the theme, too.  Gulf War, Bush War, the civil wars in Latin America, conflicts involving South Africa, etc.  Heck, Vietnam even fits into that theme.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:54:24 PM EDT
XM177 primary, 92FS/M9 secondary.

Would be fun.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:54:57 PM EDT
There needs to be a service revolver division that requires fixed sights and no moon clips.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 5:58:07 PM EDT
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There needs to be a service revolver division that requires fixed sights and no moon clips.
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For sure!

Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:02:20 PM EDT
Got a Colt Detective  special, Hi power, and  an 870.

Two gun or three  gun?

Don't have a mini 14 any more.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:04:58 PM EDT
As long as there's a Crunchenticker Division.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:07:33 PM EDT
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XM177 primary, 92FS/M9 secondary.

Would be fun.
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Oh yes!

Perhaps I might substitute some horribly obscure pistol like a Bernadelli or a Steyr GB.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:07:37 PM EDT
Quoted:
Okay, I've seen a number of folks here mention a late 70s to early 90s theme matches based on action flicks like Commando and period tv police dramas like Miami Vice.

Got me to dig out the jacket.

https://i.imgur.com/nEap3NI.jpg

Lets start getting the rules down.
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Dressing up like one of the other guys on the vice team would be much easier than Crockett or Tubbs. They wore Cuban/bowling/Hawaiian shirts and jeans.
Crockett and Tubbs wore Italian suits. Expensive dress shoes.


If you are a female, it would much harder to find 80's fashion clothes.

I can see how this would appeal to me like CAS does to old folks.

Aside from the 80s clothes, you have to get the vice/narc look:
necklace badge holders
belt badge holder
external vest carrier with POLICE on the back
Leather shoulder holsters.

It would all be reusable for "Tango & Cash", "Raw Deal", "Die Hard" and "Lethal Weapon" scenarios.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:08:46 PM EDT
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It would be fun to do a 10 stage decade match.

First stage is 1900-1910 guns
Second stage is 1911-1920 guns
and so on.
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Sounds cool until you realize that would require a van full of guns. Not a wheelbarrow, a van.

I'm not saying it couldn't be done. But the logistics would be... Challenging.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:10:27 PM EDT
I just realized the new match covers the 1970s.

Mc Cloud used a single action  army and wore a cowboy hat.

Yeehaw!
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:12:14 PM EDT
Playing with guns of a specific genre is one thing. LARPing in costumes is another.

I would only want the gun part.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:13:41 PM EDT
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I like the idea.

Do you actually have to hit anything or just look super bad ass while trying?
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CAS had you shooting from a wooden horse.


In the new league, you'll be shooting a revolver one-handed from a cigarette boat in Key Biscayne.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:14:15 PM EDT
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Got a Colt Detective  special, Hi power, and  an 870.

Two gun or three  gun?

Don't have a mini 14 any more.
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Retro A1 upper. Done.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:14:18 PM EDT
I’m in for a “Howzit China” stage.

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Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:15:58 PM EDT
So a wife beater and barefoot while running an mp5 would be legit?
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:16:16 PM EDT
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I did not get that reference.

I'm just getting things about South African slang.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:18:42 PM EDT
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I did not get that reference.

I'm just getting things about South African slang.
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China is a holdover from cockney English. China plate=mate.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:25:45 PM EDT
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Got a Colt Detective  special, Hi power, and  an 870.

Two gun or three  gun?

Don't have a mini 14 any more.
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Let's make it fun. Both can me used in a single match. If you want two use two. If you want three, go with three.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:26:41 PM EDT
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Dressing up like one of the other guys on the vice team would be much easier than Crockett or Tubbs. They wore Cuban/bowling/Hawaiian shirts and jeans.
Crockett and Tubbs wore Italian suits. Expensive dress shoes.
https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server4900/364bb/products/169208/images/125037/248255__36449.1342533588.380.500.jpg?c=2

If you are a female, it would much harder to find 80's fashion clothes.

I can see how this would appeal to me like CAS does to old folks.

Aside from the 80s clothes, you have to get the vice/narc look:
necklace badge holders
belt badge holder
external vest carrier with POLICE on the back
Leather shoulder holsters.

It would all be reusable for "Tango & Cash", "Raw Deal", "Die Hard" and "Lethal Weapon" scenarios.
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Quoted:
Okay, I've seen a number of folks here mention a late 70s to early 90s theme matches based on action flicks like Commando and period tv police dramas like Miami Vice.

Got me to dig out the jacket.

https://i.imgur.com/nEap3NI.jpg

Lets start getting the rules down.

Dressing up like one of the other guys on the vice team would be much easier than Crockett or Tubbs. They wore Cuban/bowling/Hawaiian shirts and jeans.
Crockett and Tubbs wore Italian suits. Expensive dress shoes.
https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server4900/364bb/products/169208/images/125037/248255__36449.1342533588.380.500.jpg?c=2

If you are a female, it would much harder to find 80's fashion clothes.

I can see how this would appeal to me like CAS does to old folks.

Aside from the 80s clothes, you have to get the vice/narc look:
necklace badge holders
belt badge holder
external vest carrier with POLICE on the back
Leather shoulder holsters.

It would all be reusable for "Tango & Cash", "Raw Deal", "Die Hard" and "Lethal Weapon" scenarios.
Exactly
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:28:10 PM EDT
Italian suits and 1911s. I’m in.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:33:05 PM EDT
The Shockwave style shotguns of course are in.

Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:35:12 PM EDT
I can’t help but feel somewhat responsible for this...



My original concept was “retro-cop” for revolvers and pump shotguns.  But this could work.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:37:37 PM EDT
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The Shockwave style shotguns of course are in.

https://i.imgur.com/gOMwWUC.jpg
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Of course we are referencing a very popular weapon of the 80s.

But now I'm starting to imagine a "dumpster defense" theme match.

Would women be allowed if everyone has to be shirtless?

Side note.

I have a real hankering to see Shockwave style shotguns used in shooting matches. That sporting purpose clause that keeps coming back up even though it was an idea invented by Nazis.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:38:07 PM EDT
I haven’t seen a BrenTen mentioned yet.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:51:27 PM EDT
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Of course we are referencing a very popular weapon of the 80s.

But now I'm starting to imagine a "dumpster defense" theme match.

Would women be allowed if everyone has to be shirtless?

Side note.

I have a real hankering to see Shockwave style shotguns used in shooting matches. That sporting purpose clause that keeps coming back up even though it was an idea invented by Nazis.
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The Shockwave style shotguns of course are in.

https://i.imgur.com/gOMwWUC.jpg
Of course we are referencing a very popular weapon of the 80s.

But now I'm starting to imagine a "dumpster defense" theme match.

Would women be allowed if everyone has to be shirtless?

Side note.

I have a real hankering to see Shockwave style shotguns used in shooting matches. That sporting purpose clause that keeps coming back up even though it was an idea invented by Nazis.
Clarence Boddicker and a shit ton of other folks used PGO shotguns.

Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:54:06 PM EDT
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There needs to be a service revolver division that requires fixed sights and no moon clips.
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We'll call that the Adam 12 league.

ETA:  Huh.  Just checked IFMDB, looks like they carried the 6" models 14 and 15 (both with adjustable sights).  So guess not.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:54:22 PM EDT
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I haven’t seen a BrenTen mentioned yet.
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How many have you seen in person.

I have seen exactly ONE. Ever.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:57:51 PM EDT
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I can't help but feel somewhat responsible for this...



My original concept was "retro-cop" for revolvers and pump shotguns.  But this could work.
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You are responsible for this.

I have a 20" Wingmaster and a ton of K Frame .38s.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:04:09 PM EDT
Best decades for action movies no doubt about it. Grew up mostly with the 80's and 90's action movies. Love submachine guns like UZI's and Mp5's.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:08:11 PM EDT
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How many have you seen in person.

I have seen exactly ONE. Ever.
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I haven't seen a BrenTen mentioned yet.
How many have you seen in person.

I have seen exactly ONE. Ever.
Shit, forget the pistol. Who's seen magazines for it?
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:12:10 PM EDT
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So a wife beater and barefoot while running an mp5 would be legit?
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2 legit 2 quit, man!  
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:13:19 PM EDT
Poll Added
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:18:16 PM EDT
Problem... all of my wheel guns have adjustable sights.  I still wanna play!

.....not ALL cops in the 80s were broke! The Smith 19/66 filled many a holster!
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:20:13 PM EDT
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Problem... all of my wheel guns have adjustable sights.  I still wanna play!

.....not ALL cops in the 80s were broke! The Smith 19/66 filled many a holster!
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According to some shows I have seen a whole bunch of them carried Colt Pythons.

Wonder how often that happened IRL
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:21:49 PM EDT
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Shit, forget the pistol. Who's seen magazines for it?
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In 2018 how the hell has someone not taken one, 3d scanned it, and then printed out a few hundred. We can print in tool steel and Inconel and you are telling me we can't reproduce a magazine from a mediocre pistol?
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