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We have Cowboy action here for you types but it involves costume.
I'd love to go fast with my cap and ball guns, but I don't play dress up.

After shooting USPSA, the cowboy stages look a little dull though.

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I've always preferred shooting, carrying and working on revolvers, so it just seemed natural to shoot them in competition.

Thankfully some revolver manufacturers decided to make eight shot models to keep the sport going.

 I do appreciate a fine crafted bottom feeder, but I just don't get that warm and tingly feeling shooting them.

 

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I shoot them (only at club level) because I prefer the recoil impulse over semis.  And I feel that they fit my hand very well.  Working on them is a joy and very complex and simplistic all at once.  I like loading for them as there is no worry about cycling the slide.  I also enjoy when I'm at a match, having guys come up and ask "Why a revolver?".  In all they make me smile a bit more than a semi ever does.  

I also really enjoy the challenge.  One poster mentioned that there is no "cheating" a wheel gun.  Shooting one keeps me on my toes.  I enjoy the self-challenge.  

Good luck getting it all figured out.  

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On 3/17/2019 at 6:33 AM, Tophernj said:

One poster mentioned that there is no "cheating" a wheel gun.

 

ORLY?!

 

Because the last IDPA match I was at, I was immediately informed I was cheating because I was using moonclips. Ignoring that it was perfectly legal since I was shooting magnum power factor, IDPA revo is such a weird beast - less barrel, less ammo, twice the power compared to most divisions. They must have been dealing with some really fast revo shooters when they were writing the rules given the Harrison Bergeron-type limitations they imposed on the division.

 

Anyway, I've just always liked revolvers with no real reason as to why. ICORE L6 is my favorite division because I like the feel of an L-frame more than an N, but I've finally settled on some agreeable N grips for ICORE Limited and USPSA. 

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Cause if you show up and don't DQ, you are basically assured of a division win....

 

Haha, sorry had to 🙂

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Not to bash anyone’s game but I’ve always looked at iPda as rule crazy.  And the more I hear the less I question that assumption 

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Not to bash anyone’s game but I’ve always looked at iPda as rule crazy.  And the more I hear the less I question that assumption 


You’re not wrong. It’s funny how the “realistic” game needs so many extra rules to make it competitive. Not realistic, mind you, because I guess it’s only realistic to carry magnum rounds in moons but not standard PF.

Coz... reasons.

It makes it literally impossible to use a 9mm revolver. Again, I guess 9mm is ONLY sufficient protection in SSP, ESP, BUG, CO, and PCC... but put it in a revo and suddenly it loses ALL stopping power. Or something. And 8-shot revolvers OBVIOUSLY don’t exist in the wild despite S&W making a snubnose 627 (to say nothing of 4” guns).

Sigh.

All my whining aside, those are the rules of the game and I’ll stick to them when I play it. It gives me more time behind a wheel gun so I’ll take it. Plus... I look damn good in a vest.


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4 hours ago, matteekay said:

 

ORLY?!

 

Because the last IDPA match I was at, I was immediately informed I was cheating because I was using moonclips. Ignoring that it was perfectly legal since I was shooting magnum power factor, IDPA revo is such a weird beast - less barrel, less ammo, twice the power compared to most divisions. They must have been dealing with some really fast revo shooters when they were writing the rules given the Harrison Bergeron-type limitations they imposed on the division.

 

Anyway, I've just always liked revolvers with no real reason as to why. ICORE L6 is my favorite division because I like the feel of an L-frame more than an N, but I've finally settled on some agreeable N grips for ICORE Limited and USPSA. 

Not quite what I meant. 

I mean that you can't be off your game when shooting wheel guns as, IMHO, they are less forgiving of form errors than a semi with a 4 pound single action trigger with a clean break.  

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Not quite what I meant. 
I mean that you can't be off your game when shooting wheel guns as, IMHO, they are less forgiving of form errors than a semi with a 4 pound single action trigger with a clean break.  


I get that. I just saw an opening for a humorous(?) anecdote and took it.


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