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Old 10-24-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default I just got a Ruger Vaquero and joined SASS!

I almost went with the 45 Colt, but after researching cowboy action recommendations, I hear a lot of people switch from 45 to 38 special... 1) Less recoil 2) Faster competition times 3) Cheaper ammo

Here's my new Ruger Vaquero 357 Magnum 4.62" barrel...


I also just sent in for my Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) membership too! I'm piecing together a "Man With No Name" costume for halloween, but most of the costume parts can be used at the SASS events too.

I would describe Cowboy Action Shooting as a lot more artistic than a semi-auto or a double action. I've picked up a number of guns this year, but this cowboy gun is giving me a lot more excitement that the rest did.

This is so much fun! Love working the cowboy action and practicing it with both hands, gun spinning and fast draw.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the excellent purchase, Marthor! I've seen a few of the SASS matches before and if I had a Ruger Vaquero, Colt, or Colt clone I'd sign up in a heartbeat. I just ordered a Pietta 1851 Navy percussion revolver from Cabelas. "Nothing like the smell of blackpowder in the morning".

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Here's some Halloween pics with my new Vaquero!







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RIFLES:
. Remington 700 300 WinMag
. Bushmaster M-4 223
. Ruger Mini-14 223
. Ruger 10/22 22LR (x2)
. Rossi 1892 Lever 357
HANDGUNS:
. Remington R1 & R1S 1911 45 ACP (x2)
. Springfield Armory XDm 45 ACP
. Beretta Px4 Storm 45 ACP
. Beretta 92FS 9mm (x2)
. Ruger Vaquero 357 (x2)
. Ruger LCR 357
. Ruger LCP 380
. Ruger 22/45 22LR
. Walther P22 22LR
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Now get yerself a 1911 (blued of course) and try the "Wild Bunch" that SASS puts on.

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I've got a Remington R1 that I hear is legal if you black out the white dots on the sights. I don't want to blackout the sights on my R1 though. I also don't want to buy a 97 shotgun. It's the only one legal for Wild Bunch, but it breaks all the time. I don't want to get into that if you have to do any shotgun repairs.

I finally got my Rossi 92 yesterday! It was the last thing I was waiting on. Now I have everything I need for the basic SASS matches. I also got the Stoeger coach shotgun and another Vaquero. When I move out to LA next summer I'll be joining the original local group "The Cowboys".

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. Ruger Mini-14 223
. Ruger 10/22 22LR (x2)
. Rossi 1892 Lever 357
HANDGUNS:
. Remington R1 & R1S 1911 45 ACP (x2)
. Springfield Armory XDm 45 ACP
. Beretta Px4 Storm 45 ACP
. Beretta 92FS 9mm (x2)
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. Ruger LCR 357
. Ruger LCP 380
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Good looking holster rig .

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sweet, have fun with it and good luck.

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Very cool, congrats.

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Default SASS is Fun !

Did SASS a long time in several places in Texas, barrel of fun and met great people...I and others had two pistols in the matches, mine both Ruger Vaquero .45s, a Model 1892 Winchester lever action .45Colt, & a Winchester Model 1897 12 ga. pump shotgun...

I never hit the big time in those matches, but I hit the targets like a champ,
my reflexes weren't the Champion type...

SASS matches stress safety to the fullest and try it, you'll like it !

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marthor, where did you get the poncho!!!! i need one!!!!!

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