Monday, January 25, 2016

That's Quick

There's been some controversy in Cowboy Fast Draw about Rule 17, which requires that we fire the gun with the muzzle in front of the opening of the holster boot.  Some of these guys are going fast, really fast, and if you don't get the muzzle in front of the boot, problems might result.  Needless to say, some of the fast shooters have been re-working their draw.

To give you some indication, and explanation of the way we shoot, there are two commands that begin the shooting cycle., Shooters on the Line.  (a short pause) and Shooters Set.  The Set command starts a random 2-second to 5 second delay before the light comes on in the target.  Take a look at my boys in the back yard and you'll get an idea of what I'm talking about.

That's brothers clowning in the back yard.  But you get the idea.

In this next clip, we've got my buddy Parttime, who is a world-class fast draw shooter. (And a world class holster maker.) When you hear the SET command, he's waiting for the light in the target.  You can't see it, but he can.  When the light comes on, watch him work.  I believe he said that was a 0.328 from the time the light came on until the wax bullet hit the target.

That's smoking.  And I get to shoot against him in March at the Silsbee invitational, and again in April at Texas State.  I need to strap up and do a little practicing.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

He's done that a few times... :-)