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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 1st 2014, 11:03 am

That's what it takes to win. Which is why I quit competing.

Plus, the outrages cost to be competitive.

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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 1st 2014, 11:08 am

It's the same with combat shooting .....use 9mm junk because it's easier to control than a .45 ACP.

In the end they might just as well use .22LR
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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 1st 2014, 12:50 pm

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Yeah, and they never came to town huh? Even if they didn't. I don't see your point? CAS is replicating the cowboy era. What does it matter where they were?

I thought my point was obvious. If you are allowed to use weapons that are basically modern weapons, where is the primitive aspect that links it to the past? Why not use full-house Wilson .45 autos, Benelli auto-loading shotguns and Ar-15s? What cowboy in the 19th century used pump shotguns rather than double-barreled ones? A few, I'm sure, but not many. I know that Hickok and the Earps didn't use them. Working cowboys didn't want to be 'weighed down' with extra firearms.

CAS may duplicate the cowboy era of the 20th Century but certainly not that of the 19th Century.  study 

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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 1st 2014, 1:11 pm

Take it up with them. If you don't call 1899 the past. You must be older than you say.

The shotgun might be newer, but most all the rifles will be Winchester 73's, and the revolvers Colt 73's

I was a little different. I shot the Frontiersman class. It had to be C&B revolvers. I used two 1860 Colts, a Winchester 1866 in 44/40, and a coach double barrel 12ga. What they used on the stage coaches for the shotgun. All guns had to use black powder. I used Swiss.

The only thing that wasn't realistic in what I did was the 44/40 in the rifle. The 66 never came in that caliber. The 44/40 came out in the 73 Winchester. It's how Uberti made the gun, so we had no choice. Nobody makes anything for the original .44 that was used in the 66.

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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 1st 2014, 3:28 pm

What you did is more kosher. All of the cartridges then were loaded with black powder. The C&B revolver was taking it a step farther. t up 

I saw a cowboy serial when I was a kid where they showed the hero using a Thompson SMG. That's the movies for you.  scratch 

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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 1st 2014, 3:35 pm

I did it mostly for fun, and to win my class. Most of the shooters who shot the Frontiersman class like me were pretty much like minded. We tried to keep it real, and blow tons of smoke.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 1st 2014, 10:21 pm

I think we got off topic.  The point of my post about the old movies and the way they handled revolvers was that holding the barrel vertical and cocking the piece minimized jamming from a stuck cap.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 2nd 2014, 6:15 am

Laughing We very rarely stay on topic for long !
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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 2nd 2014, 9:08 am

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I think we got off topic.  The point of my post about the old movies and the way they handled revolvers was that holding the barrel vertical and cocking the piece minimized jamming from a stuck cap.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistols out on the range   February 2nd 2014, 9:29 am

Makes it interesting when we don't adhere to one topic....
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