Years ago, I almost talked myself into Cowboy Action Shooting - until I read their firearms rules. Most historians agree that the Wild West Era spanned 1850 - 1900. The .30-30 Winchester - our first smokeless sporting cartridge - debuted in 1894, yet it was banned for rifle competitions! You can only compete with rifles chambered for handgun cartridges - Taylor’s and Cimarron Arms now offers several of them - there might be others during that time, but the only round for a handgun - rifle combo other than the .22 RF was the .44-40 Winchester. Their current fast-draw champion dressed as a slovenly cavalry sergeant, and sported a cross-draw rig with a matched pair of Ruger SAs in .357, a round which debuted in 1935. Some authenticity, eh? FYI - Kurt
At one range I shoot at, they have a fenced off section that is Cowboy Shooting. I noticed they all seem to dress period, have to use certain guns, but almost all of them use a gun ‘caddy’ complete with modern bearing wheels…
Always struck me as funny. Would like to try some single action shooting one day.
10-4 - just the cost of the guns and clothes I could’ve gone gah-gah over I estimated @ $5K - add in travel, food etc… Remember Powers Boothe as Curly Bill in Tombstone? The boots he wore are called “Four Aces”,- and retailed then @ $200 a pair. Agh! - Kurt
This thread rang a bell… I searched my browser history and found the class at one of my local Ranges
For funzies, look at the “Maverick Event”, staged around a saloon card table. Kurt
The Boss just loves seeing SAA/cowboy action shooting on You Tube. She lost a little interest when I told her how much a lever action rifle was, and she would need 3 other guns & costume on top of that.
With the virus acting up again, it may be a while before we see any matches.