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Old 10-21-2012, 01:32 PM   #31
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Trapgunsmith, you be buying a lot of cakes dude!

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I had to fire someone all the way up the 14th floor once.

Oh wait. . . . Never mind.

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30-06 goes right through.


22, not so much.

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You guys do realize you are destroying government property, and posting admission of same on the inrterwebs don't you?

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Is there anyone who can toss a quarter 10 feet above their head and shoot a hole through it? Would this create a hole through the quarter or just send it flying...
Bob Munden can do it, with a cowboy action pistol at that. Possibly the best hip shooter ever to live. He's cocky, but what else could you expect from the best?
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The whole concept of cowboys shooting silver dollars is stupid. Real cowboys were dirt poor doing terrible dirty jobs. Very few owned handguns or could even afford one let alone extra ammo. Cattle compaines forbid them being armed because of danger to livestock and horses. Cow towns had strict rules no sidearms. And why would you risk a Silver Dollar which was a weeks wages for breathing red dirt and eating bad food?

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The whole concept of cowboys shooting silver dollars is stupid. Real cowboys were dirt poor doing terrible dirty jobs. Very few owned handguns or could even afford one let alone extra ammo. Cattle compaines forbid them being armed because of danger to livestock and horses. Cow towns had strict rules no sidearms. And why would you risk a Silver Dollar which was a weeks wages for breathing red dirt and eating bad food?
I tend to agree, but cowboy action shooting is not easy. I've seen some of those people shooting large objects like cups that are directly in front of them, but Bob Munden really does have skills that are unmatched. First he's the fastest I've seen. Second, he can shoot things mid air that have already been shot by someone else, at quite a distance away. It's just a show of skill. I had a colt navy replica cap and ball a long time ago. They're very heavy and unbalanced. I don't know how he does it.
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The whole concept of cowboys shooting silver dollars is stupid. Real cowboys were dirt poor doing terrible dirty jobs. Very few owned handguns or could even afford one let alone extra ammo. Cattle compaines forbid them being armed because of danger to livestock and horses. Cow towns had strict rules no sidearms. And why would you risk a Silver Dollar which was a weeks wages for breathing red dirt and eating bad food?
This is exactly what I was thinking. A well paid cowboy boss could have made "six bits a day", a bit being a dime usually. So 3.60 in a five day week, but wait, what cowboy worked five days a week? Better make that 4.80 for a seven day week. They may or may not get off on Sunday, just depending on their work load, so let's say "not" because their workload was usually pretty damn full.

Average pay was probably closer to 20 cents per day for the average cow hand grunt. I'm sure there's some record somewhere.

Shooting coins in the old West days should stay where it started-Hollywood.

I won't say it's not a cool trick, in fact I've done it myself. Then I tried to buy a coke and was wondering where that last quarter went. I felt like quite the idiot.
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Tossing coins and aspirin in the air and then shooting holes in them is so easy I do it in my sleep!

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My great uncle was born in 1862 died in 1961. He started on the Texas cattle drives in 1875 during the height of the Long Drives. He was born in Southern Indiana very near where Sam Bass was born. I remember his old Colt Army .45 as a kid. He told me as a top hand he made $18 dollars a month. He bought the Colt in Dodge City for $18 dollars, a months wages. He loved guns all his life. To this day when I shoot my SAA Army out in the Sage Brush I think of him and his old Colt. He would have swallowed his cigar laughing at the modern Cowboy Shooters.

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