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WTT-Cowboy pistols

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by jerry noice, May 18, 2009.

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  1. jerry noice

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    Tried Cowboy shooting. Just not my cup of tea.
    I have a pair of Beretta stampedes 5 1/2 " barrels 357 38 cal with boxes .100 rnds thru both guns. Pics on request.
    I would like to trade for trap gun. Open to all offers.
    Email me at jlnoice@aol.com

    Pistols Have found a new home.
     
  2. Hauxfan

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    Well, Jerry, just how many Cowboys did you shoot? lol lol

    Hauxfan!
     
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    I had went as a guest to a SASS event. I thought it was OK, till they wanted to put me on a wooden Hobby-Horse and push me while I shot. That was pretty much it for me. Wasn't my bag either.
     
  4. Michael Jobe

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    Lame stuff like that is why I'll never get into sass, even though I like lever and six guns.

    ~Michael
     
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    what model are they-
     
  6. jerry noice

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    here are pics
    <img src='http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/jnoice/DSCF2560.jpg?
     
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    I swear to God,... It was a wooden Hobby-Horse with a plywood back and head, and 2X4 legs, and an old mop head for a mane. It had wheels on the hoofs that rode a rail ( similar to an old mine car ). Now, I was OK with busting thru the Saloon doors hollering ( OK, Black Bart, Here's yours... ) but the horse drew the line.
     
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    As an ex-Cowboy Action Shooter, I agree.

    What got to me was some of the silly stuff, dressing up, and the lack of shooting. Fire a stage in 25-30 seconds and then wait an hour to shoot again. Shoot 3 minutes in 6 hours. In between you pick up brass, or spot or man the loading/unloading tables.

    If you are looking for trigger time, not the game to play.

    Great people though. Lots of fun and not serious like ATA. A lot of older folks get into it because it is low keyed and many like the silly stuff.

    Jerry, you may have better luck selling those on the SASS Wire.

    Don Verna
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get into the dressing up and silly games stuff.

    What would be the maximum "trigger time" game? I can only put holes in so many tin cans. And even that is frowned on at my range. Paper targets only, how dull...

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    I think that the main reason I didn't like it other than the silly games is to me was the lack of skill required.
    The pistol targets were about 10 feet out,the rifle targets were maybe 50 foot and the shotgun targets were maybe 15 feet away.
    Every thing was based on time.
    For me being 67 and getting slower with age and SASS not having a turtle class I felt that I just didn't fit in.
     
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    Do you need a license to shoot cowboys?
     
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    I will say though, as lame as the dressing up, props, and lines might be, the guys shoot black powder in all four guns are pretty cool, especially if the revolvers are cap and ball.

    ~Michael
     
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    I decided not to shoot SASS because they said I had to have a "Cowboy name" only mine could not end in ...."Slim"

    Bob Schultz
     
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    I shot it for several years, until the rubber-stamp nature of the matches began seriously boring me. Yes, the targets were closer than I thought they needed to be, and I am definitely slowing down (damn!), but for a while it was fun. When it ceased being fun, when I began noticing that I was looking for excuses not to go to matches, I quit.

    Got my own pistols up for sale. Don't really regret buying them, but I sure regret some of the ones I sold when I got into SASS and figured I'd be mostly into cowboy guns for the remainder of my life.

    Also got one of the Australian 1887 copies (50 made, I'm told), and it's for sale too - but not a lot of interest in either.

    Tony
     
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    Jerry,
    It is a speed game. That is why they have timers.

    There is a lot of skill in hitting those "easy" targets fast. I worked a long time to get my pistol and rifle times down to 6-8 seconds and still shoot clean (Boys, that is for ten shots with one shot per target. With the pistols, it is from a draw - 5 per gun. With the rifle - well try moving the lever that fast even without hitting anything!) - so don't tell me there is no skill needed. Most people shoot a stage in 40-80 seconds. 10 shots pistol, 10 shots rifle, and 4-6 shotgun. Good shooters are under 30 sec. Top shooters under 20 seconds. No - it is not easy!

    Targets are big so those who cannot shoot well (and most cannot) get a lot of hits. It is more fun to hit big targets than miss small ones.

    AJ,
    Yep, it gets boring after a while - especially once you plateau and realize you will never get any better unless you want to shoot 30,000 rounds a year. Took me four years to reach my level of incompetence.

    Don Verna
     
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    I was referring to myself .When you shoot slow like myself the targets are not hard to hit. knowing that it is a timed event and if you are a player than skill becomes a factor. So since it is a timed event and I am getting slower with age I feel that I don't fit in.
     
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    I don't downplay the skill involved in most of these games. What gets me is the idea people put forth that these are "realistic depictions of events from the west". I believe history has only one recorded of a shootout on front street and that was between Dave Tutt and Bill Hickock, not a "meeting" but a surprise shoot out that Hickock won. I suggested to a friend who is into this that they use full loads and have "realistic" events where they walk up behind a dummy at a card table and shoot it in the back, or like Jesse James got it, in the back of the head while opening a safe in the wall.
    It looks like fun but I agree on the rocking horse silliness. I'll stick to bowling pins, PPC and, best of all, trap. Maybe I just don't need one more hobby/habit to feed.
     
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    I sent you an email.
     
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