There are not enough of us to "make category" in any of the standard category options. The will be a combined SFTS-only category for Back Powder. Open to Soot Buddies and Soot Sisters of any age shooting according to SASS rules in any SASS Black Powder category.
(Frontier Cartridge, Frontier Cartridge Duelist, Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter, and Frontiersman.)
Since all these options will be allowed, you may change your shooting style and/or pistols - think of it as B-Western with Ballistol instead of Bling! Shoot the way you like to, try something different, it's all up to you. The category designation is "BP" to put on your registration form for a match. You do not have to additionally declare, just keep putting "BP" on the registration form each month. Hat tip to Soot Buddy Varmint Bill for his idea to keep us shooting The One True Powder and still being included in SFTS!
I'm in!!! Great idea Varmint Bill.
If smokeless powder had been invented before "smoky, stinky, can't see where the bullet is going or landing stuff", NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BE SHOOTING "BLACK POWDER" except the U.S. Navy in 16" guns on battleships. Oh, and all those battleships have been decommissioned and are in "mothballs."
But no matter what, I "LOVE" shooting with the "Soot Devils" because I think they have more fun than anybody else. Hell, if they can see the targets they're supposed to shoot at with all that smoke, more power to them.