Thursday, January 8, 2015

"Bandera And The Colt Revolver"

It was around 1842 when one of the first Colt Revolvers was used in battle just ten miles north of Bandera Texas. The pistol was the first of what would later change the way battles against especially the Comanches were fought. This pistol was not up to par according to today's standards but it was a good start.
There are different accounts I have heard of this battle at "Bandera Pass" but I tend to believe the one that describes that the Texas Rangers were isued two revolvers each with an extra cylinder for each gun. The guns would shoot five shots and the cylinder would be changed out with the extra one but they couldn't be reloaded in the field.
I thought it interesting that this became a transition from fighting on the ground with a musket to being horseback shooting a pistol and this all took place twelve miles from the Flying L Guest Ranch in the Cowboy Capitol of the World.
Stop by the ranch and we"ll show you around, look off in the distance toward Bandera Pass and remenece over a good cup of coffee.
Thanks, Buck Shannon


Monday, December 22, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Flying L Matches"

Recently we found the original matchbook from the Flying L Ranch. The matches are believed to be from 1947 the year we had the grand opening and we were able to get them reproduced.
Stop by the ranch for yours.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Last Nights Chucwagon Dinner

Marvin took these pictures. I thought everyone would enjoy them.





Monday, July 28, 2014

"Tonight"

We will be playing tonight at seven thirty.
Hope you can make it.
" The evening entertainment provided by Buck and Matt was something very special – not only because of their finger-snapping, toe-tapping country songs but also because of the way they were able to connect with the audience. Their harmony was a joy to listen to and Buck has a gift for telling stories and relating anecdotes about country life and country songs. What a great way to spend an enjoyable evening sitting around a camp fire and listening to country ballads and traditional favorites with a welcomed invite to join in the singing."

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"The Flying L Guest Ranch Featured This Month"

The Flying L Guest Ranch was featured this month as one of the top eight places to travel to this summer.