Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cowboy Hat Choice

I tried the bone color cowboy hat today and I really like it. I thought it looked good on me, but it was really hard to tell, because for one thing I was dressed in a business suit. Maybe I will go back when I am wearing jeans and cowboy shirt.

The hat band matches the color of my gun belt and holster. The gunleather maybe a little lighter even.

Online they have it in a black color, but I think black hats make me look old and sinister. Sagebrush Coyote cannot be a sinister character. A fun loving cowboy he is.

So I can remember; Resistol , Hondo, size 7 1/8. I grew up around gentlemen who wore the cattleman style hats (little fancier than this one), must be their influence on me.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Whoopee, I am a SASS member

It is official, I am now Sagebrush Coyote; well according to SASS.
My new shiny badge number is 84061.
Nothing like a badge to make you feel special.
I hope to learn a lot about guns and make new friends.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

First Practice

On March 7th I drove to Fredericksburg to visit my nephew who lives in rural area. Great place to site your new guns in. Plenty of woods around nice for shooting.

It was the perfect opportuniy to try my two new colts. Setup safety perimeter and discussed the safety rules with everyone shooting. Plugged our ears and had a blast.

When we finished shooting I gave the one gun a though cleaning. My dad used to say, "if you take care of your weapon, it will take care of you." One weapon would not fire. The firing pin did not engage the primer cap; in fact if did not go forward near the cylinder.

When I returned to Richmond I examined the gun. Wanted to be in safe surrounds with no one around. Upon closer examination I found the the cylinder rod was too far back in a locked position so naturally the hammer and firing pin would not strike the primer cap. I made the adjustment and now appears to work fine. At least I could now see the pin near the cylinder.

Assume this is a safety feature for new guns. Good idea when traveling for safety precautions. I am sure I will use this in the future to transport them to Cowboy Action Matches.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Virginia has Cowboy Mounted Action Shooting.

Not one, but two locations.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Take your gun apart

Video on how to disassemble a revolver. Click HERE

Video on how to assemble a revolver. Click HERE

How to clean your gun coming