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Cowboy Fast Draw

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Haeder, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Haeder

    Haeder South Dakota

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    The boy got himself interested in Cowboy Fast Draw a few months ago. Fastest shooter to hit the target wins. Here's a brief rundown of how it works:

    1-shooters take the line

    2-target light illuminates

    3-shooters draw and shoot

    4-timers display hit speed

    5-best your opponent 3 times for the win

    6-loser gets an "x"

    7-get 3 "x"s and you're eliminated form competition

    Competitors wear western-ish gear and shoot single-action .45 Colt revolvers. Targets are 2 feet in diameter with a small light at the center. .45 casings hold shotgun primers that propel wax bullets at about 700 fps. Shots are taken from 21 feet.

    I went to a competition with him today. His first ever. About 50 shooters divided in to 3 groupings of fast, faster, and fastest. He was in the fast group and was one of the first shooters with 3 "x"s. Nerves and a hard time hitting the target did him in.

    So I was able to grab video of some of the fastest shooters.



    The fastest shooters lean wayyyyyyyyy back to minimize motion and maximize speed. They look kinda goofy but they crushed the non-leaners every time.
     
  2. tattered

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    they do look goofy but im sure its fun. shooting guns is never not fun
     
  3. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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    So the boy needs to get a big ol gut so he can lean back and let fly.


    Actually looks like fun if my back would hold up bendin like that.
     
  4. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Is that guy nearest you afraid he's in snake country, or is he wearing his cowboy boots outside his pant legs?
     
  5. Haeder

    Haeder South Dakota

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    Those fancy boots were probably custom made from some exotic material and cost over a grand. He's not gonna cover 'em with some lousy denim. Gotta show 'em off if you're gonna wear fancy boots.

    There are a lot of eccentric participants in cowboy fast draw. Especially when it comes to dressing authentically for the late 1800s. I think this would be a perfect past time for @THE FEZ MAN - he could get gussied up and drunkenly practice fast draw in his garage.
     
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    That's worse than sandals with socks. It would look ridiculous even without the lime green top.
     
  7. Ballbuster1

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    So jelly. My man got the boots and won that round.
     
  8. NotSoFast

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    I used to work with a crane operator who always wore one pant leg in his slip on work boot and the other outside it. He never mentioned it and if someone asked, he'd just ignore them.
     
  9. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    I liked the one guy’s gun rig / suspenders get up, now that I’m getting a giant gut, I’ve taken to wearing bibs and when not wearing my bibs, I’m sporting suspenders that hook onto my belt, I love them, my wife absolutely hates it. (Which makes me wear it more”
     
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  10. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Do they like the 4 3/8" & 5 1/2" barrels? My 45 Colt has a 7.5 and would be a slow draw but it's for hunting.

    My old boss grew up in Montana and his high school had Bob Munden put on a show. 3 boys had fast drawaccidents in the next few weeks.
     
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    Guess they forgot to use the wax bullets.
     
  12. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I went to one of these competitions. Some kid named Whitey Winn won easily.
     
  13. Haeder

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    Seemed like most people were shooting 4 3/8 or 5 1/2 inch barrels. One guy had a barrel that was almost 10 inches long. There were all kinds of jokes about hitting the target with his front sight.
     
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    I'd like to see what they could do wth some real .45 Colt ammunition. I understand that this is a fun hobby for some gun enthusiasts, but I'm curious how their technique would work at 25 yards with real bullets. My favorite pistol is a 5.5" .44 revolver that I rarely shoot one handed, I'm not afraid of it , I'm just way more accurate with two hands.
     

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