Author Topic: Question about the Fast Draw Competition...are there any historical matches?  (Read 832 times)

Offline LuckyDeuce

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I was wandering though Youtube and came across a Female Fast Draw shooter who was critiquing fast draws in movies.  That got me looking at fast draw competition videos which got me thinking, these competitions are like watching NASCAR.  The shooters use special fast draw holsters and special race guns, I bet there isn't a "stock gun" or historical holster on the premises.  Just like NASCAR there hasn't been a "stock car" run on the track in decades.

I would love to see competition where shooters use actual historical style holsters and actual stock 1800 era six shooters.  I can see maybe having a light tune up on the gun but it should be basically stock with no light springs, custom hammers and full load BP bullets (No mouse  fart loads).

 I used to shoot in SASS and am a A Life Member of NCOWS and used to shoot regularly up until my body went to hades.  I miss shooting and I remember when I was shooting SASS, the first time I shot, I had guys come up to me asking me what the heck I was shooting since their guns went "bang" and my guns went BOOM!!!  I told them I shot full loads straight from the historical loads.   

Anyway I would love to see a real fast draw historical match.    There wasn't much fast drawing in SASS or NCOWS and I think it was actually discouraged.....

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On the part of NCOWS . . . disallowed, yes, for historical reasons AND safety reasons.

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SASS disallows "Fast Draw" for the same Safety and Historical reasons as NCOWS.

"COWBOY FAST DRAW" got fairly close, but I haven't seen mention of that is several years now.

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SASS disallows "Fast Draw" for the same Safety and Historical reasons as NCOWS.

"COWBOY FAST DRAW" got fairly close, but I haven't seen mention of that is several years now.

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Wish there was any sort of Cowboy Fast Draw in my neck of the woods, but the closest club is three hours away. That said, having watched the videos myself and seen the adjusted guns and the holsters, it just reminds me that every competition turns out that way. Hell, SASS has gone that way. Short stroke kits, free spin kits, you name it. Nothing remains the same.
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The guns are "adjusted" because a Colt action "out of the box" won't last a match with a top competitor.  If your going to be strict with historic arms, the  Ruger action is out and the Ruger is probably the only out of the box "gun" that would be working at the end of a match.

 To be competitive in stock car racing, mods were made. Those cars on the track back in the day were not the same car sitting on the showroom floor.

If  everything stays the same,  it gets boring, folks lose interest, the sport goes away.

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