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Getting started in Cowboy Action Shooting
reddnek Member Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 2006 in Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting
I've become interested in cowboy action shooting but I'm not sure i can afford it.Do I really need 2 six shooters, a rifle of the same calliber and a shotgun?? I guess i can scare up the clothes ,but this much ordanance could run into serious money.
need anyway. Yes you need two pistols. You also need a rifle and a
shotgun. If you don't have them, go join a club and I bet someone
out there will let you use theirs. These people are so friendly that
it was hard to believe that when I went for the first time, without
a second pistol or the leather gear, there were people coming up to
me trying to give me what I needed to shoot. One man gave me a complete double holster outfit and told me to use his 2 ruger vaqueros. I never met this man in my life and he gives me over 1200
dollars worth of gear to use. Everyone was so friendly and helpful
and from what I heard from everyone out there it's that way every
where. It was nice to meet people like that.
There is always ger for sale on the classifieds sectons of the Sass site,and the Cas City website as well.
Too old to live...too young to die...
If you showed up at our shoot and introduced yourself as a new shooter who wanted to shoot but did not have the required firearms we could probably find someone with an extra revolver or shotgun or someone, probably an experienced shooter, would take you under his/her wing and let you use his/her guns until you get set up. As far a clothing goes, you can shoot in wrangle jeans, boots and a long sleeve shirt from wal-mart. A hat is recommended but not mandatory at the local shoots. Eye and ear protection is highly recommended as you will get hit by chunks of lead coming off of the targets if you shoot long enough. I have had to go to the truck and dig a piece of lead out of my cheek with my pocket knife. Stings but no permanent damage.