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2019 Cowboy Silhouette

2019 Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette and Hunter Pistol Silhouette

Matches at Haltom City Rifle and Pistol Club



Haltom City Rifle & Pistol Club, 2100 Minnis Drive, Haltom City, Texas 76117-0291. 

Range Telephone:  817-834-8498

Match Dates

2nd Saturday of most months: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 14, May 13, June 8, August  10, September 14, October 12, 2019. 

Match Times

Matches will run concurrently in Cowboy Lever Action and Hunter Pistol disciplines.

The range will be accessible at 8:00 a.m. for setup and practice. 

Smallbore Cowboy Rifle and Smallbore Hunter Pistol matches will begin about 9:00 a.m.

Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever Action and Hunter Pistol matches will follow immediately at the conclusion of the Smallbore matches. The intention is for the range to be cleared by 2 p.m.


Current NRA Silhouette Rules will apply.


Appropriate NRA Rifle Classification Systems will be utilized in these matches. There will be a separate class for unclassified competitors provided there are three or more unclassified shooters present; otherwise, unclassified competitors will compete in the highest available class. These matches are open to all.

Entry Fee

Entry fee will be $6.00 per person, per gun. 

Fun Match

Targets will be available for non-competitors in a Fun Match Category using approved calibers.

The entry fee will be $6.00 per person, per gun.

Course of Fire

The course of fire will consist of ten or fifteen shots at chickens (40 meters), pigs (50 meters), turkeys (75 meters) and rams (100 meters), for a total of forty or sixty shots. Shots will be in five shot strings with a time limit of two minutes per string preceded by a thirty second ready period. Any competitor knocking down ten/fifteen straight animals will be allowed to fire at the conclusion of the match for national long run records.


Awards will be given to the high overall winner of the match and to the winners of each NRA classification provided there are at least three competitors in a class. Any class with less than three entries will shoot in the next higher class. Approximately half of the entry fees will be returned to the shooters.

In-A-Row pins will be awarded.

For further information contact:

Jerry Boydstun, HCRPC Silhouette Match Director

Phone: 817-738-7292        Cell: 817-980-1624

Email: j260boydstun@sbcglobal.net

August Silhouette Results

What heat advisory? Later in the day was only 100  and index over that. I do confess to my ‘northern’ friends who complain of the summer temperature here that it’s just like their nine months of winter: you just stay inside (here, after noon or so). 

Greatly appreciate the help setting up, Friday afternoon (see above) was not the time to set up. Just shot 40 to get out as early as practical.

Notable: Steve Arceneaux drove from Brownwood to compete with us.


  Smallbore Silhouette

High Over Everyone Else    Preston Gibson           38 x 40

Next                                    Mark Sternglanz           37

Another Master                  Jerry Boydstun             31 (8 turkeys)

Not 2nd Master                  Kimbal Markwardt       31 (7 turkeys)

Most targets out of AAA    Roy Shepard                 29

Top AA                               Steven Arceneaux         32

Close but not Top AA         John Kemp                    31


Centerfire Silhouette   

Had the Best Spotter        Rod Wooley                    37 x 40

Good but Still Second       Kimbal Markwardt          35

Again Top of AAA             Roy Shepard                    29

Also Again top of AA        Steven Arceneaux           27

July 2019 Silhouette at HCRPC

Bright light to partly cloudy skies and COOL, for July temperatures made for a great day for shooting at the metal animals.  Lots of help in setup and tear down was appreciated.  Close competitions, forced us to lots of tie breakers, even to second animals tie breakers.

Match One

Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

High Overall         Preston Gibson            57 x 60

1st Master            Larry Weir                    55 (13 turkeys)

2nd Master           Jerry Boydstun             55 (11 turkeys)

1st AAA                 David Briggs                43 (9 turkeys, 11 rams)

                              Vern Eaton                  43 (9 turkeys, 8 rams, sorry Vern)

1st AA                    Chris Webster            37

High Unclassified  Buster Roop               19   

Smallbore Hunter Pistol

High Overall           Mike Mosier               41

Fun Match

Winner                   Roy Shepherd             43 (scoped lever action .22)


Match Two

Pistol Cartridge  Lever Action Silhouette Rifle 

High Overall            Mark Sternglanz         35 x 40 (9 turkeys, 9 rams)

1st Master               Preston Gibson          35       (9 turkeys, 8 rams)

1st AAA                    Roy Shepherd            31

1st AA/A                  Chris Webster           20

High Unclassified    Buster Roop              11

Hunter Pistol           

High Overall            Mike Mosier              21


HCRPC Half Scale Silhouette June 2019 Match

First time I DON’T set out both sets of animals and a whole bunch of shooters show up.  Great crowd, 18 for Smallbore, 13 for Centerfire. New shooters  from Lake Kiowa and Denison, existing shooters from Carrolton, Alvord, and Waco; enough Unclassified shooters to make their own class.

State Lever Action Silhouette Rifle match next weekend, maybe there was ‘practicing’ going on today.


Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

High Overall           Jerry Boydstun           37 x 40

1st Master              Rod Wooley                34

1st AAA                   Vern Eaton                 32

2nd AAA                  David Briggs              28

1st A                       John Kemp                  30 Breaks out to AA with a AAA score

1st Unclassified      Steve Doty                 25 (Starts in AA class

2nd Unclassified     Steve Davis                21 (starts in A)


Smallbore Hunter Pistol- Metallic Sights

High Overall         Scott Clay


Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

High Overall             Preston Gibson            36 x 40

1st Master                Jerry Boydstun             33

1st AAA                    Vern Eaton                    32

2nd AAA                   Lorraine Markwardt      28

1st A                         Anthony Campus          24

2nd A                       John Kemp                     22

1st Unclassified      Steve Davis                    21 (starts in A class)

May 2019Silhouette Report

Rain, rain, go away.  Heard even the farmers are tired of it.

Range was all set up, thank you Mark Sternglanz for the help, overhead kept it off us, save a little water running through the firing line, but where were the shooters?

Rain quit in time to put it all away.

Everyone that shot won, something.


Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

High Overall                    Mark Sternglanz   53 x 60

High Master                    Jerry Boydstun      47

First AAA                         Vern Eaton            51

First AA                            John Kemp            34

Fun Match Winner          Charlie McClure    45


Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

High Overall                    Mark Sternglanz     38 x 40

High Master                    Jerry Boydstun        37

First AAA                         Vern Eaton              30

First AA                            John Kemp              22

Fun Match Winner          Charlie McClure      34


Hunter Pistol

High Overall                    Roy Shepard            28 x 40

April 2019 Silhouette Report

‘a whole lot of the city shut down’ was a quote I heard last Saturday. Weatherpersons were right for once, got 2.5”.Sure glad setup was Friday, and sure appreciated the help from Mark Sternglanz.

Rain, yes. Yes it did, but shooters stayed dry (save for the soles of our boots) under the overhead.  Pull the reset ropes, shoot again. No Problem.

Smallbore Hunters Pistol

High Overall                    Roy Shepard                20 x 40

Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

High Overall                    Jerry Boydstun            36 x 40

2nd                                  Kimbal Markwardt      34

3rd                                   Preston Gibson           33 (7 turkeys)

4th                                   Rod Wooley                33 (6 turkeys)

Hunter Pistol

High Overall                    Roy Shepard                19 x 40

Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

High Overall                  Kimbal Markwardt      35 x 40

2nd                                Mark Sternglanz          34

3rd                                 Rod Wooley                31 (9 turkeys)

4th                                 Charlie McClure          31 (8 turkeys)

Got a .22, play our games or just come shoot for fun, first time’s free.


March 2019 Silhouette Report

Skeered of the forecasted rain, got the range setup Friday night. The line of thunderstorms had passed by match time, leaving bluebird skies, but many shooters reported waiting out or driving through rain, hail etc. to get here. Only had to endure a little (remember this is Texas) wind for the centerfire matches and wade the reappearance of the swamp/mud to paint and clean up.

One fun match shooter, one new shooter and one club member that got drafted to spot hits (and misses); interested enough to say he’d bring his own gun next month to try these half scale targets.


Smallbore Hunter Pistol

High Overall          Roy Shepard                    24 x 40


Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

High Overall          Charlie McClure             36 x 40

1st AAA                  Vern Eaton                     25

1st AA                    Link Smith                       25

1st A                      Vianney Bond                  23


Hunter Pistol

High Overall          Roy Shepard                    30 x 40


Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

High Overall          Thomas Johnson            30 x 40

2nd                        David Briggs                   26 (7 turkeys)

3rd                        Vern Eaton                      26 (4 turkeys)

February 2019 Silhouette Report

Must have scared most of the shooters off with the mid-week weather report (29-44 degrees).

Heck, only 37 when we started, 37 with drizzle when we finished!

Eight hardy souls braved it all and it even took decent scores to win.

Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

High Overall    Joe Atwood          36 x 40     9 turkeys, 8 rams

High Master    Jerry Boydstun     36           9 turkeys, 7 rams 

1st AAA            Roy Shepherd       32       

Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

High Overall    Kimbal Markwardt          36 x 40    

High Master    Joe Atwood                     34       

1st AAA            Roy Shepherd                 32


January 2019 Silhouette Report

Welcome the New Year!! First match of the year, old guard, new shooters, even one watcher.  All came out in the cold, wind and mud. Lots of wet and mud. Thanks to the diesel buggy we got all the targets placed, and to the resettable targets, we didn’t have to go downrange very often.

Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

High Overall        Jerry Boydstun        36 x 40

1st Master           Preston Gibson        34

2nd Master          Rod Wooley             32

1st AAA                Roy Shepard           33

1st A                     Lincoln Smith          27


Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

High Overall        Thomas Johnson        32 x 40

1st Master           Jerry Boydstun            28

1st A                    Lincoln Smith              22