Hope you learned your letters!

The last 12 Months of TRR Newsletters will be linked here as they are released.

If you would like to contribute an article or pictures to the Thunder River World Guardian send an email to Cheyenne Ranger at

January 2023 Newsletter

Well, Last Stand has come and gone for another year. I hope you enjoyed
the expanded version and felt it was worth the money. My overall impression
from talking to people at the match and from the questionnaire responses is
that folks were generally pleased. I do, however, realize that doesn’t mean
everyone liked every part of it, and there are things we’ll work to improve
next year.

December 2022 Newsletter

It’s finally time – LSTR is next week! I know y’all have been waiting
breathlessly for months for the big event. After all, what could possibly be
more important in your life than the upcoming 3-day extravaganza of the
new, expanded, stupendous Last Stand at Thunder River?! Well, OK, maybe taking care of the family, how to deal with inflation, and a few hundred other things…………But now it’s time to put that aside for a few days and have some fun shooting at stuff and seeing if you can beat your BFF to be champion Classic Cowboy Elder Statesman Frontier Cartridge Double Duelist Sharpshooter!

November 2022 Newsletter

LSTR is less than 6 weeks away. Get your registration in now, or let cheyenne know you DEFINITELY plan to attend (and your category—cr). We need to let our caterer know two weeks in advance (by Nov 26 th ) what our headcount is for the banquet (i.e., total shooters). Not to sound too mercenary, but we’ve put a lot of effort and money into LSTR this year because members told us they wanted “the full monty” (side matches and 2-day main match with catered banquet) for an annual match. Show us you mean it by committing to attend (so we don’t lose money!).

October 2022 Newsletter

When TRR started out we were a small group of like-minded cowfolk that wanted to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear. To do this we
had to literally build everything from the ground up using the sweat of our
brows along with our monetary input as well. If not for the members
probably working developing the club for more hours than we actually shot,
there TRR would not exist; and if it did somehow survive, it wouldn’t the the
Best SASS Club in Grimes County, Texas.

September 2022 Newsletter

TJD did his usual outstanding job as host of the TSRA annual match at the Caballeros in June. If you’ve not had a chance to shoot at this club, you should make a point to do so. They have a 99-year lease on the property
– the owner actually put it into the property title so that any future owner has to honor it. Talk about supporting the club!

August 2022 Newsletter

Unsung Members: we try to highlight our members who brave the elements to mow and weed-eat the grass. Also, those who step up and offer help where and when needed—it is much appreciated . . .

July 2022 Newsletter

Just for a little minor humor – there are several of us that shoot the true,
original, environmentally friendly projectile propellant (known to commoners as “black powder””) on our posse. The newest inductee is GW Ketchum. Since I’ve claimed the “Ole Smokey” moniker the last few years due to the title of this column, we’ve come to agreement on the nicknames in our group. I am Old Smokey; GW, the next oldest, is “Older Smokey”; and Fairplay John, being the eldest, is now “Oldest Smokey”. Y’all greet them as such the next time you meet!

June 2022 Newsletter

We hosted the TSRA Regional shoot last month at TRR, with a good turnout. The purpose of our match was to raise funds to help put on the TSRA annual match at the Texican Rangers in Fredericksburg the weekend of July 30th. Please plan to attend that match if at all possible. Given the actions of the politicians in control of our country at present, the TSRA and NRA need all the support we can give them.

May 2022 Newsletter

We hosted the TSRA Regional shoot yesterday at TRR, with a good urnout. There was a short shower toward the end of the match, but it cleared away quickly and didn’t impact the match or lunch. All in all, a nice relaxed match with good stage writing by Cheyenne.

April 2022 Newsletter

Three Matches this Month: along with our matches on the 2nd and 23rd, we will be hosting a TSRA Cowboy match on April 30th. While this last one is going to be pretty much the same as our normal monthly matches, proceeds will go to The Texas State Rifle Association.

March 2022 Newsletter

RO I & II Class results: the weekend Feb 19-20, a number of our members attended RO Classes taught by RO Instructor TJD. Saturday’s RO I class was attended by Tyrel Sackett, Caledonia Red, Crockett, Ramblin’ Gambler and myself. Everyone had a great time while increasing their knowledge of our hobby/sport/obsession. See the next article about the two major changes in SASS rules.

February 2022 Newsletter

Yes, friends, we are again pushing back Saturday’s start time a 1⁄2 hour to give the temperature a chance to climb up the old column of mercury a bit. Also remember the plumbing last time was frozen so might want to take care of business before you arrive.