Saturday, February 21, 2015


Big practice meet over at Lucky 4B ranch in Melder, LA today.  My cousin's Big Thicket Bushwhackers came over to shoot with the Lucky 4B gys.  My cousin, aka Gentleman George, took my grandson under his wing to teach him the basics of Cowboy Fast Draw.

That's George coaching grandson Ethan on the basics of fast draw.  There's a lot to absorb in just a little while, The match is going to begin in just a few minutes.

Indoors, the ladies are going over a safety briefing and basic gun-handling for those new to the game.

Texas Rose in the brown vest, going over the fine points.

Down the line, Milady is trying out various revolvers.  I bet she handled six or eight revolvers today, trying to find a grip style that fit her.

In this picture, George goes over the fine points with Milady.  

Then, the firing began.  Ethan did pretty well for a first go-round.  He won his first match by one shot.  Here, he's engaging a target with one of George's Vaqueros.

This sport is for all ages and sexes.  Here is a shot of the littlest pistolero on the line.  She did quite well for herself.

And finally, a group photo of the assembled cowboys.

It was a ood day, spent with good people.  Lots of laughter, lots of camaraderie.  Everybody on those steps was packing, and an armed society is a polite society.


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Old Grafton said...

Looks like great fun for all! One safety concern--there's way too many people concentrated in one area on pretty weathered-looking wooden stairs.

Pawpaw said...

Yeah, Grafton, we thought about that and decided to put the lightweights on the steps. The ladies were campaigning for a photo, so they got to stand on the stairs. The heavyweights stayed on the ground.

Old NFO said...

Looks like SAFE fun was had by all! :-)