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mike cerra

7:02 PM on March 21, 2013 

nice site Bill. Saw you on the outdoor channel last night. Good on you, see you in September. All the best............................Mike

Bryan Karabaich

11:46 AM on November 22, 2011 


Thanks much

COL J.J. Van Horn

tamebill says...

Col. Van Horn

Sorry for being so tardy with my reply, but have been out of town for the last 2 weeks. If I remember correctly I recommended Fred Lipowitz in North Kansas City, MO. Fred's shop in the same building as Snap-Shots Gun Shop on Clay street. (816) 221-9117


10:51 PM on November 19, 2011 

Col. Van Horn

Sorry for being so tardy with my reply, but have been out of town for the last 2 weeks. If I remember correctly I recommended Fred Lipowitz in North Kansas City, MO. Fred's shop in the same building as Snap-Shots Gun Shop on Clay street. (816) 221-9117

COL J.J. Van Horn

9:09 PM on November 14, 2011 

Bill,We talked in August at Powder Creek about a shotgun gunsmith and you gave me a name. That afternoon I broke my leg and have forgotten (who knew the leg and brain are connected?) the guy's name. Can you tell me again - and maybe how to get in touch with him? Tnx

Jean Hickok Haley

8:02 PM on September 7, 2011 

Not sure you remember me. We met when Joe Rosa went to Mendota for the unveiling of the Wild Bill Statue. My Great Grandfather, Harrison Hickok, was 2nd Cousin to Wild Bill. My Dad was told Harrison and James went to Kansas together. Harrison stayed there, James didn't like Kansas, so moved on. Hope to see you again someday. I do keep in touch daily with our Cousin Cynthia. Take care!



9:47 PM on August 19, 2011 


Sorry for being tardy with this reply but have been on the road and only recently returned home. The '51 Navies I used on The Outdoor Channel's "Cowboys" program are 2nd generation Colt Navies that have some minor engraving, round trigger guards and Ivory grips. The actions have been tuned by Bob Munden. If you wish to purchase a pair of Hickok style '51 Navies I recommend you contact Chris Ballard at Cimarron Firearms. Once upon a time Cimarron had several part of '51 Navies with Uberti factory laser engraving and faux ivory grips that were very affordable. If no longer available Chris will special order a pair with Hickok pattern hand engraving, real or "True Ivory" one piece grips. I recommend you replace the factory nipples with Treso nipples and have Bob Munden tune them up.

Didymus Houston

4:31 PM on July 22, 2011 

Thanks, Tame Bill. I shall indeed contact your references in obtaining such fine fashions. By the way, are your pistols replicas of Mr. Hickock's; if so, would you mind informing me where they can be purchased? I've seen several non-firing replicas and others wherein the cylinders were gold plated, but nothing resembling Hickock's precisely. Thanks for taking your time to respond. I've only recently become interested in CAS and my wife is "considering" participation. We have done pre-1840 and Colonial Reenactments since 1982 and we're looking for a change in pace.


11:20 AM on July 22, 2011 


Katherine J. Bryant did the costuming for Mr. Carradine as the character of Wild Bill on the HBO show Deadwood. Much of my period correct attire comes from River Junction Trading Company and Quartermaster Shop. My low crowned/large brim hats are no longer available and I am looking for new source to make a couple extras. My shooting footwear is made by Buffalo Runner and the dress boots are custom made by Champion Attitude Boots.

Didymus Houston

4:02 PM on July 20, 2011 

Your "Hickock" regalia is absolutely incredible. Would you inform me where you get such attire? Additionally, do you know where Keith Carradine obtained his "Hickock" outifit from the HBO "Deadwood"??

Helza Commin

11:37 AM on July 12, 2011 

Great site! Enjoyed the action photos!

Stu Wicklund

10:37 AM on July 12, 2011 

Very cool. I would like to attend a shoot if you have one in our area!

Michael Allee 

9:37 AM on July 12, 2011 

Great pics! . I'd have avoided you however, at Dead wood or anywhere else for that matter!

Cynthia & Ron

9:58 PM on July 11, 2011 

VERY impressive. Congratulations on so many 1st place and near-1st place wins. Proud to be related.

Becky Munden

11:34 AM on July 8, 2011 

Great Photos - Super job. Congratulations on your win!

Montana Belle - SASS #119

Natalie K. Munden 

10:21 PM on July 7, 2011 

Just saw your results from the June tournaments. Well done!

- Wortha Hassle SASS #67722

Eric Hoppe 

11:02 AM on April 19, 2011 

Hi Bill, my family is in possession of Wild Bill's S&W number 2 pistol. Please e-mail me regarding this gun, I would like to discuss it with you.

Becky Munden

12:48 PM on March 25, 2011 

Enjoyed your site once again. Great photos!

Dave Clopp

12:48 PM on March 17, 2011 

I am one of the counter/riflescope guys at Bushnells repair lab. This is a great website, it has helped get me started in Cowboy shooting. Keep up the Good work, I'll be watching.

Judge haper 

11:10 AM on March 16, 2011 

Well, when I shoot with ya I did not know that I was in the company of greatness.! Very nicely done. you're a great shooter and have great computer skills too.

duane plucker 

9:23 PM on March 10, 2011 

nice to meet you the other day at Garys Gun Shop...

Palaver Pete 

1:49 PM on February 3, 2011 

Great Website. Thanks for all you do for cowboy Action Shooting. PP.

Mad Dog McGee

5:55 PM on December 8, 2010 

Thanks foe another great video! Nice shooting. Do you use BP or subs and brass shotgun shells? I also have the two Richards Mason conversions , 5 1/2 brl, .38 sp. I'll try to get Bob Munden to tune them for me. Haven't decided on a rig yet. Thinking about 2 slim Jims with a Civil War belt.

Thanks for the great info and other stuff! Mad Dog McGee

Bill "Billy Boots" Buckman

1:49 PM on August 19, 2010 

Sure enjoyed your website.


1:19 PM on July 18, 2010 

Hi Stuart: I enjoyed the new videos. Say hi to the family for me.

Phil Morrill

5:17 PM on July 14, 2010 

What's up cuz. Maybe I can see you soon. It's been awhile. Give me a call if you wish, Al has my numbers.

Laters, Phil.

M. Ann Morrill Shay 

5:43 PM on January 25, 2010 

Stuart, please tell me that the moustache is not real. Your cousin, Ann

Doc McCoy

6:54 PM on January 3, 2010 

Howdy Bill, I was just surfing for info on the Grand Army of the Frontier and found your site. Great site! The TG wire made a reference to GAF & I had to see what it was. In case you're wondering, we met at the TG Summit, '05-'06; I've now skipped the last 3. Here's a thought for you. The SASS Vermont State Championship is May 28-30. This will be the first time we hold it in VT, it's been combined with the NH shoot in past years. If that's not a good excuse for a trip to the home ground I don't know what is! :D Doc McCoy Richmond, VT TG, Verdant Mountain Vigilantes

Mike Brown

1:59 PM on December 29, 2009 

Cool Website!!! Thanks for all your help with my firearms, concealed carry and tactical needs! I look forward to future advice.

Mad Dog mcGee

11:36 PM on November 8, 2009 

Great Website ! I just got a RM 1851 Navy Conv. 5 1/2 barrel. Haven't shot it yet . So Bob Munden does a great job on the action? Taylors ha a special on them right now. The point is dead on! I really like it . Going to try to shoot some rounds with APP or Goex 3F . What kind of action job does Bob do on the gun? Thanks for a great website and all your help! Mad Dog McGee

Wortha Hassle

9:58 PM on September 27, 2009 

Nice edition to your posse, Bill!

Gary Blakely

11:13 AM on August 9, 2009 

Hey bill seen you on the History Channel this morning talking about wild bill . Also are they having a shoot on the 15th at powder creek.See ya. High Spades

Gary Blakely

12:35 PM on August 7, 2009 

Hi, Bill. I havent been to a shoot at powder creek since april been pretty busy on the weekend. I placed first in cap & ball at the last Jesse Jamesshoot really proud of that.I have a question i bought some hodgon triple seven fffg useing this in the cap & ball i think you told me i would not have to use the wounder wads could you please let me know if this is right. Also will the fffg work in 38 cartridge loads. Thank you again for all your help. High Spades Blake

Texas Jim Henry

4:40 PM on June 29, 2009 

Howdy, TB - It was a real pleasure shooting with you at EoT 2009. Your costuming, guns, and shooting were great! Hope we get to to do it again down the road. Great web site, too! Regards, TJH

Red River Drifter

1:01 PM on May 6, 2009 

Very impressive site. Just passing through. Keep on smokin'. Drifter

Gary Blakely

12:38 AM on April 7, 2009 

Thanks for the information on the cap and ball revolver.I have just ordered a emf 1892 357 rifle and hope to get a shotgun soon iam planning on coming to the shoot on the 25th of april at powder creek.Hope to see you there, Thanks again

Gary Blakely

10:04 AM on April 5, 2009 

Hi Bill I just met you at the jesse james shoot this was my first Bp shoot.I do have a question are wonder wades or grease neccesary to pevent chain fire if your using the right ball and cap.Also is there any other Bp revolver shoots around this area. Thank for your time.

Dr. Bob

4:05 AM on February 22, 2009 

Howdy, Splendid book ya got here!! It was great chatting today!

sam kingsolver

11:01 PM on February 13, 2009 

Looks like we might be pig hunting together ao I just wanted to say hello.

Mike Eakins

9:55 AM on January 26, 2009 

Absolutely fascinating! And, a very enjoyable read and look! Congratulations. Mike

Pat Green (73789)/PCC

3:35 PM on January 25, 2009 

Hi Tame Bill, Really enjoyed looking at your site. & the video some really great pictures. really loved the pic of calmity jane. hope to see you down the trail . Pat Green

Original Deer Creek Fritz

11:41 PM on December 29, 2008 

Love the video, particularly where you can't see the hostiles. What caliber do you shoot in your 1866?

Rob McCready

10:36 PM on October 23, 2008 

Great web site Tame Bill !! You started my wife thinking that perhaps "we" should take up SASS shooting - until - she spyed the "Aces & Eights" hat that cost $675! You heard me tell her in Troy Grove that this could get costly... I told her I need at least two hats. Pardner has got to have a back up... Now, I'm a bowling pin/steel plate guy. No more USPSA for me. Those USPSA people don't like revolvers! But, this stuff is lookin real interesting! MORE Videos Please!!! I love the sound of "Bang Clang. And those shotgun reloads - WOW! I tried doing that with my Benelli and the shells were already on the ground. You're goin'to have a sit down with me and explain the rules of this darn game. Mmmmm, Ya'll will have to help me pick out a name. It was a pleasure meeting you at the family event! Warmest Regards and I'll be talking to you, Rob Dawn

Joe and Sue Clark

10:47 PM on October 18, 2008 

Thanks for your help in delivering my envelope to "Wild Bill" Hickok scholar Joseph Rosa in Mendota, Illinois today (18 OCT 08). May the Lord shine his light on you. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your site. Best regards.

Paladin UK

2:19 PM on May 2, 2008 

Ho Bill... Great site, nicely laid out and quite informative 8) Paladin (What likes Bills web site :) ) UK

Comanche Bill

9:50 AM on April 16, 2008

Hi Bill thanks for the e-mail. I didn't know anything about the bash at Outlaw untill you wrote so thanks for that and I'm planning on being there.

Barry Walker

10:52 AM on April 15, 2008 

Hey Tame Bill, Big Bear here Just got your e-mail on the Cigar Store fun, from when to when and how do I get there. If Hole Shot, my son Kyle can join in I will bring him also. I really like your web site, first time here, GREAT JOB! e u later, Big Bear

"Books" Tatham

3:28 PM on April 5, 2008 

Bill Send me the info on the outlaw cigar event. Thanks. Books

Bob and Becky Munden

12:05 PM on April 1, 2008 

Terrific job on your website! Fun to watch and very informative. Take my word for it, Tame Bill ain't so tame behind his guns. Bob M.


9:55 AM on October 22, 2007 

great site....

Two Ponies <>

8:04 AM on July 7, 2007 

Tame Bill---- Please send me your e-mail address, I did not find it in your web sight. I will be out of town for the next week and when I get home I want to send your something. In the meantime you might want to look at my web sight. You can ask Buffalo Phil about me if you like. Thanks Two Ponies

Titus A. Gnatsass <>

7:04 PM on June 7, 2007 

Howdy! Cool website. Hope ta meet ya on the trail someday. Shoot with several of your pards who mosey over to the Missouri side occasionally. Aliases withheld to protect the guilty!

Red River Drifter <>

12:09 AM on April 11, 2007 

Very impressive site. I really like the use of the book. See you on the trail, or at the watering hole. Drifter

Col. Diamond <>

9:15 PM on December 1, 2006 

Very interesting website and impressive credentials. All the best from Col. Diamond.

Kent Smith

2:46 PM on November 15, 2006 

OK, I'm impressed. Kent

El Gamberro <>

12:36 AM on August 22, 2006 

Congratulations for your very nice website, and long life to the SASS and one of these "Champs", the great Tame Bill! El Gamberro SASS# 71011 Life Los Gamberros# 1 Presidente Life

Fall City Sam <>

8:49 AM on May 16, 2006 

"print the myth (legend)"

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