Monday, February 16, 2009

First Cowboy Action Shooting Match

My first visit to observe a Cowboy Action Shooting Match was great; it occured on January 17th and was it cold that day, but the cowboys and cowgirls came out to play.

Friendly folk who would answer any of your questions. The barrel fire created a real cowboy outdoor adventure..

It did not take long to get hooked, so the observation is a great idea. You learn safety is a critical factor in this sport. Safety was my number issue even before I decided to observe. I love to shoot, but I like being alive even better.

I took a few photos during my observation, I hope you enjoy them.

First Purchase

My first purchase for CAS. The photo is not the best. Without the original literature that came with the guns I can only describe the information I have found on web sites and what they told me in the store when I purchased them. They Uberti, Cattleman, Hombre, 45 LC (Long Colt). I am still searching for a western gunbelt rig. Something unique is they are only 6 digits within each other on the assembly line. I imagine a nice old guy made them with loving care just for me.

I am thinking double holster. I hope to develop a left and right draw, plus I think it is safer than the cross-draw.

I have watched many hours of Utube video, especially the Expert Village ones, which I think are done in good task. I find these videos really inspiring and helpful in some areas. It also gives you an idea of what people are doing around the country.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pros and Cons of Ammo Reloads

I am hoping to get one of my main questions like the best way to purchase ammo for Cowboy Action Shooting soon. The Bass Pro Shop in Hanover county is conducting a Firearms Reloading Seminar on February 21, 2009. Details about the seminar are on the link above.

Some say bulk purchase, some say off the shelf ammo is more reliable, and then there is the reload your own ammo camp. If anyone has an idea please feel free to comment here and share your theory with others.

Currently, I am watching Ebay for a western rig for my two Uberti, Cattleman 45's. Another question double holster or single with cross-draw. Personally, I am favoring the double holster for a single reason of helping develop the other side of my brain by shooting left-handed. My dad shot left-handed.

Cowboy Days, in Virginia

Virginia City hosts Cowboy Days, located atop Big Walker Mountain, near Wytheville, Virginia.

Come dressed in cowboy and cowgirl costumes to really experience music, shot-outs, western movies and more cowboy stuff from high noon till 6pm, located near Wytheville in the state of Virginia.

If anyone has visited Virginia City please comment here about your experience.

Maybe they will start an annual quick draw competition and invite Cowboy Action Shooters to attend.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

GunFighter Gulch

Cowboys are still interested in the western fast draw. I have been watching old western movies lately. I want to observe the type of rigs each gunfighter wears. It certainly varies from show to show.

GunFighter Gulch is Dedicated to Preserving the History of Fast Draw.

Monday, February 9, 2009


There are other enthusiasts besides the SASS for cowboy action. Visit the Indian Territory Regulators a group of professional performers dedicated to the re-enactment of the "Old West". They wear authentic period clothing and the guns we use guns are of that period.

If you know of others please share on this blog.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cowboy City

I discovered a virtual Cowboy City associated with Cowboy Action Shooting. The name of it is CASCITY.

If you are searching for good CAS resources; this may be the one-stop shopping place of choice.

My objective is to customize this blog and tailor it for Virginia Cowboys and Cowgirls related to specific events in the state of Virginia.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Beginning

Growing up my family liked to hunt and fish. I still love guns. During my childhood I was taught safety first, pre-commercials and gun bills, and ever since I have been very selective with whom I shoot.

Cowboy Action Shooting has the same safety rules that were instilled in me as a child.

I have started my journey with CAS by purchasing two six-guns, 45 caliber. Always wanted one but never had a use for it until now.

My first visit was to KC's Corral in Mechanicsville. Nice folks and very dedicated on January 17th because it was extremely cold that day.

I hope to chroncile my CAS adventures here for people who want to get involved with the fastest growing sport in America.