2018 SASS Florida State Championship


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 2018 SASS Florida State Championship

Red Hills Ruckus

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April 19-21, 2018

Limited to the First 200 Shooters!

Each shooter must submit a separate application and a signed waiver.  Links to both forms follow.

2018 SASS FL State Championship Application


The round counts for the mini-matches and Main Match are as follows:

Main Match:  100 rifle, 101+ pistol, 42+ shotgun

Wild Bunch:  40 rifle, 112 pistol, 22 shotgun

Black Powder:  40 rifle, 40 pistol, 18+ shotgun

Lodging and RV/Camping

Two hotels are right at the Talon Range entrance and they are holding a block of rooms in each.  Tell them you are with the Red Hills Ruckus group to get the listed group rates for the nights of April 19, 20 and 21.  All rates are per night and before tax.


Comfort Inn & Suites                         1 King            $72 (single)
215 Commerce Blvd.                       2 Queens       80 (single)
Midway FL
Ph. 850.576.7300 (Front Desk)       Cutoff: April 12, 2018

Howard Johnson Inn                        1 King                79
81 Commerce Blvd.                          2 Queens          89
Midway FL
Ph. 850.574.8888 (Front Desk)

We also have a small room block at two hotels that are less than 10 minutes from the Range.  They are sister properties, right next to each other at Exit 199 (the Range is at Exit 192).

Best Western Plus           1 King or 2 Queens         $119 (incl. breakfast)
2727 Graves Rd.
Tallahassee FL
Ph. 850.562.7200 (Front Desk)
1.800.528.1234 (Reservations)       Cutoff: March 29, 2018

Holiday Inn Express         1 King or 2 Queens            $119 (breakfast
2725 Graves Rd.                                                        buffet avail. @ $8.25)
Tallahassee FL                                  Cutoff:  March 29, 2018
Ph. 850.536.2000 (Front Desk)
Ph. 1.800.465.4329 (Reservations)

There are numerous other hotels at Exit 199 (U.S. 27), and at Exit 203 (U.S. 319).  In addition there are a number of hotels at Exit 181 (Qunicy) coming from the West.   For a listing, go here:   http://www.i10exitguide.com/exit-services/florida/?page7165=2.


A limited number of dry camping spots will be available at Talon Range at a rate of $10 per night.  Arrangements should be made directly with J. D. Johnson at Talon Range, ph. 850.597.7550.  Other area campgrounds inclu de the following:

Tallahassee RV Park                 Distance from Talon Range: 18.5 miles
6504 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
Ph. 850.878.7641

Lake Seminole RV Park                                    About 37 miles
1863 Booster Club Rd.
Bainbridge GA
Ph. 225.229.9995

Ochlockonee River State Park                            About 48 miles
429 State Park Rd.
Sopchoppy FL 32358
Ph. 850.962.2771

Things to Do and See in the Area

Tentative Schedule of Events

Tues,-Wed., April 17-18               Set up
Wed,-Thurs., April 18-19            Vendor arrival/setup
Wed., Apr. 18 from 5-9 pm RO I class (Deadly Sharpshooter and Shamrock Sadie)

Thursday—April 19
8:00 a.m.              Shooter registration/packet pickup
8:45 a.m.              Wild Bunch safety briefing and A.M. Warm Up safety briefing
9:00 a.m.-Noon   Wild Bunch match (4 stages)
9:00 a.m.-Noon    Morning Warm Up match (4 stages)
10:00 a.m-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 pm    Side matches
12:45 p.m.            P.M. Warm Up safety briefing
12:45 p.m.            Black Powder safety briefing
1:00-4:00 p.m       Afternoon Warm Up match (4 stages)
1:00-4:00 p.m.      Black Powder match (4 stages)
4:30 p.m.               Posse Marshal Walk-Through

Friday, April 20
7:00 a.m.              Shooter registration and packet pick up
8:15 a.m.              Opening ceremony
8:45 a.m.              Main Match safety briefing
9:00-12:45 p.m.   First 5 stages Main Match
12:45 -2:00 p.m.  Lunch and Shopping
2:00 p.m.             Couples Side Match/Lassiter Gun Spinning Exhibition

Saturday, April 21
9:00 – 12:45       Last 5 stages Main Match
12:45-2:00 p.m.  Lunch and Shopping
2:00 p.m.             Team Side Match
5:00 p.m.             Costume Contest
6:00 p.m.             Awards Banquet

Sunday, April 22

8:00 a.m.  Cowboy Church
9:00 a.m.  Top Guns Shootoff

Sponsor and Vendor Information

Businesses interested in sponsorship or vending should submit the following by email to Cassalong Hopidy, cdv1875@comcast.net, as early as possible and in any event on a timely basis:


Name, Mailing address, telephone number, email/alias of representative who will attend the match

Type of sponsorship from list below

Description/quantity of any goods to be provided as part of sponsorship (to be delivered on site not later than Thursday, April 18, 2018)

Sponsorship payment and advertising material must be in hand not later than March 15, 2018


Name mailing address, telephone number, email address

Name/alias of representative(s) who will work during the match

Description of goods/services to be offered during the match

Vehicle/trailer space requirements

All sponsorship and vending requests are subject to advance approval of the Match Director and may be declined in his sole discretion.


MATCH SPONSOR $350.00 (In cash and/or Door Prizes at sponsor cost– at least 1/2 in cash)


Listing on RHR website

Listing in Shooters Book

Recognition at Awards Banquet

Banner (sponsor provided) or sign on range

Full page ad in Shooters Book—Sponsor provided

One page insert in Shooters Package—Sponsor provided

STAGE SPONSOR $150.00 business/$100 individual… 10 available (cash)


Listing on RHR website

Listing in Shooters Book

Sign on stage during Main Match

1/4 page ad in Shooters Book for business sponsor—Sponsor provided



Listing on RHR website

Listing in Shooters Book

Sign on Side Match stage Thursday



Space on Range as available upon arrival—

Listing on RHR website

Listing in Shooters Book

All advertising and inserts must be provided no later than March 15, 2018

Vendor space is limited.  Please make arrangements early.  Contact Cass Vickers at cdv1875@comcast.net or by telephone at 850.459.5472.

2018 Match Sponsors

Competition Electronics

Page Custom Knives

Red River Bullet Company

2018 Stage Sponsors:

Bullets by Chance

Hollifer A. Dollar/Kay Sadeeya/Panhandle Cattle Co.

Miakka Misfits

Lake County Pistoleros

Roughshod Raiders

Bullets by Scarlett

Big Bend Bushwhackers

Dark Day on the Santa Fe

Blackhawk Henry

Shamrock Sadie/Knot Hardly Dunn/The Doily Gang

Action Shooting Network

Deadly Sharpshooter/Purdy Sharp/Major Mishap/Ennah Tizzy

2018 Vendors

Page Custom Knives

Bullets by Scarlett/Tego Custom Ear

Bullets by Chance

Red River Bullet Company

Pappy Lafitte

Three Cut

Blackwater Bob

Graver Bill

2d Helping

Last Call

Rollin’ Chopstix


Artistic Blades