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Time for another Josey Wales shoot.

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We'll have our last local match of the season on Saturday.   I shot the last match last year Josey Wales and really enjoyed it.  I'm thinking I'll do it again on Saturday. 

 

Anyone else shooting Josey Wales style?

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Not me, but I think there's a whole bunch of folks shootin' a Josey Wales side match tomorrow morning at TN State.

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We shoot JW and Tom Horn matches at our club. JW is a monthly with 4 pistols and a big bore rifle, no shotgun.

Tom Horn is part of our annual match. 12 stages of single shot and lever action big bore rifles, BP and smokeless categories.

Ike

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The Tusco Long Riders November Charity Match is our next shoot.

All the proceeds go to our "Share-a-Christmas" program.

We set the match up for JW, and a lot of the shooters shoot this category.

5 pistols -- It's a hoot!

While we always offer the category, next month we will have many many JW shooters.

Too much fun!

--Dawg

 

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What is a good, SASS legal way to carry 4 pistols?  5 for that matter?   

 

I have a conventional belt with right and left holsters. Also had made a cross draw holster. So I could carry right, left and crossdraw.  

 

Shoulder holsters for the other 2?

 

If you used a lighter pair, would you put them in the shoulder holsters?   I have a pair of Cinnamon Lightning 32s with extra 32-20 cylinders.  

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I shoot JW alot during the season.

What I do for carrying 5 pistols to & from the line is wear a third holster, and carry two in my hands.

After I stage the third pistol, I rotate the third holster around to my back out of the way.

We always have props to stage the rifle pistols and shotgun pistols on.

The shooter has only 2 holstered pistols during the stage, and the rest are staged & re-staged on props.

Also, shooters carry only one gun in each hand to-and-from the line.

Safety First!

--Dawg 

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11 minutes ago, Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329 said:

I shoot JW alot during the season.

What I do for carrying 5 pistols to & from the line is wear a third holster, and carry two in my hands.

After I stage the third pistol, I rotate the third holster around to my back out of the way.

We always have props to stage the rifle pistols and shotgun pistols on.

The shooter has only 2 holstered pistols during the stage, and the rest are staged & re-staged on props.

Also, shooters carry only one gun in each hand to-and-from the line.

Safety First!

--Dawg 

 

That's what I do but TO comes and gets shotgun for me as I don't do 5 pistols (yet). 

 

P.S.,  what do you do if there is more than 5 shotgun shots?

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We typically shoot Josey Wales during July in the heat of summer so we don't have to pick up brass. This year for something different we also did a Rifleman shoot using two rifles and a shotgun with no pistols.  The folks seemed to enjoy that shoot with very positive comments.

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Warden, I ain't Dawg, but I do shoot wid 'im.  Shoot JW once inna whale too.  SO:  When there are more shotgun targets, at the buzzer, add that 6th round if the stage cassel for it.  With my Cap Guns, that's when I cap the 6th chamber.  Works a treat.  Josey didn't have a Shotgun.  Very little use of a rifle.  ALWAYS had 5 pistols. 

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7 minutes ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

 

Warden, I ain't Dawg, but I do shoot wid 'im.  Shoot JW once inna whale too.  SO:  When there are more shotgun targets, at the buzzer, add that 6th round if the stage cassel for it.  With my Cap Guns, that's when I cap the 6th chamber.  Works a treat.  Josey didn't have a Shotgun.  Very little use of a rifle.  ALWAYS had 5 pistols. 

 

When using a pistol on shotgun targets,  do you load 5 at loading table?   Or load the count of the shotgun targets?  I'm thinking you don't want any live rounds left?

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We just load the Target Count.  Josey shooters have to "hit" the shotgun targets.  Don't have to actually knock them down.  Hit or miss scoring, no makeup.

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Yep, all you have to do is hit them, so spotters need to be watching.

If 4 targets, load 4 in your shotgun pistol, as you only get to shoot at 'em once.

If 6 targets, when you pick up your shotgun pistol, load the 6th round and start shooting.

At our recent High Noon annual shoot, one stage had 8 targets, so JW shooters needed two revolvers for that stage, loaded with 4 each.

A posse member carried one revolver on & off the stage.

Hope this helps.

--Dawg 

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Here is my one and yet only match shooting Josey Wales style.   I don't think I embarrassed myself too badly.  I didn't have my POV glasses turned on for one stage so only captured 5 stages.  The 8" plates were my undoing.  

 

 

 

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It was down to 30° when we were driving to the range this morning8. When the sun finally came up in the valley, it thawed frost was raining out of the trees.  But otherwise a bright, sunny day.

 

I didn't expect to shot a clean match or a fast match.  I wasn't disappointed.  I ended up missing 6. The 8" falling plates were difficult. 

 

But the biggest problem was 4 failure to fire on the new Cimarron Eliminator 8 that I used on the pistol targets.  All were on the first 3 stages.  I used a pair of Uberti Cattleman 45Colt on rifle targets.  My Colt SAA 45Colt on the shotgun targets.  I used the same ammo in all 5 pistols. I had no FTF in the Cattleman and Colt.  

 

Here is a POV video of my 4th and best stage. It had 6 "shotgun" targets.  I loaded the 6th round on the clock.  Shot it clean in 60.77 seconds.  I doubt if I'd shot it any faster with rifle and shotgun. 

 

 

Cold hands, FTF and 8" falling plates are my excuses for poor performance on stages 1-3.  Did much better on stage 4-6. Hands were warmer,  past the falling plate stages and no FTF.

 

Fun to do every once in a while.  

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That video is 4 years old. Any of those guys shooting smokeless,  two handed and adjustable sights move over to shoot Frontier Cartrage Gunfighter? 

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