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 on: October 16, 2017, 06:06:24 pm 
Started by Templar - Last post by Reverend P. Babcock Chase
Thanks for the warm welcome Major,

Thought I had a point, but not being an NCOWS shooter, I should have saved my thought for some other part of the forum. Really makes me want to search out an NCOWS chapter in the Northeast.

Reverend Chase

 on: October 16, 2017, 06:04:34 pm 
Started by Templar - Last post by River City John
The solution to all of this is to give up caring whether someone shoots faster than you, regardless of hold style.

There is no rule that says you can't shoot one-handed if signed up for two-hand style. I like the option of being able to bring my offhand up to steady my aim when going after those pesky little knockdown cowboys at our range. If it's a larger pistol target, or a "dump" target, then I will get some practice in shooting duelist.

I'm just shy of two decades shooting NCOWS in matches hosted all across the country, but I can count on the digits of both hands and one foot, the number of members who are consistently totally authentic.

I am sure most of the new blood signing up for NCOWS membership are those who are escaping from the "race guns shot as fast as possible to be competitive"-bent, and not enticed by authenticity. No need to shame people who shoot how they've been introduced to the hobby and feel safer using two hands.
People's participation is more important than what handhold style they prefer. NCOWS will start hemorrhaging membership if we alienate two-handed shooters.
THAT we cannot afford to do.


 on: October 16, 2017, 06:03:04 pm 
Started by Isbjorn - Last post by Isbjorn
It seems to me .....

that if one wants to play Steampunk Old West, or "The Wild Wild West" ( ie movie and TV show)
then go for it. It's still a reasonabley free country.

But expect to get a LOT of sheiss grief over it when you go to an SASS or CAS event
and expect to be mocked and austricised ostrused shunned if you are silly enough to show up at an NCOWS event.

Most of us are in this for at least a little authenticity.

"if they coulda" was a crappy excuse for slovenly behaviour that has been beaten into the ground many times.

prof marvel

Who said anything about slovenly? Project much? Seems to me NCOWS are "Authenticity Commies".

 on: October 16, 2017, 05:59:25 pm 
Started by Isbjorn - Last post by Isbjorn
Um .... What's your Point??

It would seem you wish to be able to do .... whatever YOU want ..... just because someone MIGHT have done it in 1876??  Without regard to current organizational rules that prohibit such endeavor ??

Go Home.

OOOoooh.... Gotcher long johns in a lump? Flushed out an authie!

 on: October 16, 2017, 05:58:35 pm 
Started by Templar - Last post by greyhawk
Well Captain .....

I'm NOT a lifelong member of NCOWS although I soon will be a member of NCOWS and I take some exception to your dissertation.  Since you weren't personally there, do you really portend that enterprising folks did not nor never gripped their pistol with two hands??  Let us take note ..... the creator of all gave us TWO good hands with which to grasp our PISTOLS.  Why would those in the position of protecting life and limb NOT take advantage of that free hand??

I do understand, the thought of gripping your pistol with two hand is personally annoying to you, suggesting an entire shooting fraternity be subjected to your particular ideas seems somewhat self aggrandizing.  Especially considering, you weren't personally there in witness as it twer.

Whats goin on here boys Huh two handed versus one handed ?? thats two separate classes / events surely ?? I plink at our local (Aussie) pistol club to keep meself legal with pistols - in normal competition if ya grip two handed ya is disqualified - when we shoot a full match and I get to the rapid fire part wid me little ruger single action the boys are ok wid me doin two hands cuz they all shootin semi autos wid orthopedic grips - but If I won they might change their minds and if I shot a good enough score to break grade I might want to disqualify that score myself -- I am an outsider to this argyment but -- two hands is open class - one hand is a special catygory - lettin two hands in a one hand category is BS - if that happened somebody just got screwed !!!!!

 on: October 16, 2017, 05:58:17 pm 
Started by Isbjorn - Last post by Isbjorn
I'm old enough to remember when: "If John Wayne would have done/used/worn it.  You are good to go" was the primary/only rule.  Sems Common Sense and fun has been replaced by endless rules.

My point EXACTLY. People get on power trips, collect followers and lord it all over the others with their regs. I've seen it happen many times.
It's the kind of thing you see in Homeowner's Associations.

 on: October 16, 2017, 05:47:27 pm 
Started by Templar - Last post by Books OToole
Attached is a couple of turn of the 20th century photos of some of the top pistol shooting competitors.  I believe the guy in the middle of the second photo is E. E. Partridge:  I think he invented a target sight for pistols.


 on: October 16, 2017, 05:38:26 pm 
Started by Tascosa Joe - Last post by Capt. John Fitzgerald
Good question, and again I defer to Yahoody.  I would assume that an "all blue finish" would not require a complete disassembly (barrel from frame) of your China Camp. Nickel  plating (my favorite) might be just a bit more problematic.  There might be a need to separate barrel from frame in order properly plate both parts.

 on: October 16, 2017, 05:36:23 pm 
Started by Isbjorn - Last post by greyhawk
I'm old enough to remember when: "If John Wayne would have done/used/worn it.  You are good to go" was the primary/only rule.  Sems Common Sense and fun has been replaced by endless rules.

It doesnt work tho - anytime ya put up a prize somebody is gonna cheat in order to win it - left to their own devices someone would end up with a cowbow hat and a perfectly tuned Uzi !!
I ended up here (really dont belong either - my primary interest is cowboy guns and stuff I am not a competition CAS shooter) by a circuituous route that commenced with my parents taking up trap shooting (mid 1970's) - I went to a few local shoots to keep some family contact but it didnt take - I am primarily a rifleman - anyway - me mother was quite handy at trap - shot in the oceania games team at one point and was a state handicapper for several years - which was darn interesting - I would go to a shoot and the guys to be admired were the backmarkers in handicap events - guys shooting off 25 yards while dills like me were up the front on the 12 yard mark missing 4 out of ten - but in the middle ranks there were a mob of guys - regular shooters with all the gear, plenty of cash, the best equipment and AVERAGE ability, I was amazed at how many of them were prepared to cheat their handicap in order to win some piece of trash prize (a 20 dollar electric jug or some such meaningless trinket) at local events - so they shot good for most of the 200 string then would tally their score and to avoid losing a yard - they would drop a string of targets in a couple of meaningless events - then go back to business as usual - WTF ! who were they kidding ? - I was present when my mother handicapped three of these guys against their tallied score - they squealed like little cut piggies and only quit when she offered to partake of a hearing in front of the state management and present her accumulated evidence --- so when the competitive urge bit me I ended in a blackpowder club for a number of reasons  - 1) cost - its hands down the least expensive competitive shooting sport -- 2) seemed like these fellers had more better ethics - but same ole deal if there is a prize they (that small percentage) will cheat if ya let em ----3) ............ 3) ...........must be I like the smell of gunpowder smoke   

 on: October 16, 2017, 05:29:37 pm 
Started by Templar - Last post by Galen
My grand father died in the 1960's at almost 90 years old. His only revolver was a top break .44 S&W. I remember him shooting his revolver always one handed with the elbow bent.

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