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This community is mostly (but not exclusively) for posts about anything and all things related to the old west, history, and the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting

This community is mostly (but not exclusively) for posts about anything and all things related to guns and gun models from or around the mid-to-late 19th century.

  • Single action revolvers

  • Lever action rifles

  • Shotguns

  • Any gun used in a John Wayne movie

Also, feel free to post other things gun related as well (e.g., double action revolvers, pro gun rights news, awesome stories about people using guns to save the day, hunting stories, western movies with cool guns, pictures of cowboys with their weapons, etc.).

There is only one real rule: Be kind; if you wouldn't say it in real life then don't say it here.

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r/Westerns

r/wildwest

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Race trigger for a Rossi R92

Is there any other options than the Ranger Point trigger for the Rossi? Trying to find one that won’t bite as much as the stock one.

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2024/06/18
17:20 UTC

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A Good day. A Bad Match.

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2024/06/18
14:57 UTC

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What would be a good start to get into Cowboy action shooting?

So i want to get into cowboy action shooting. I already compete in USPA, Idpa and 2 gun matches. And the fact that i dont know anything about cowboy action shooting intrigues me. Other than some 22s i dont own any single action revolvers, lever guns, nor do i have a shotgun thats not a semi auto or a pump. What would be a good start for pistols, shotgun, and rifle? Caliber availability doesn’t really matter to me because i already handload a ton. For my normal uspsa season i load about 3k rounds of 9mm a month. I have 2 young kids who i am also taking with me to speed steel matches and would like to bring them as well. I know its its going to be an investment, but im willing to pay to play.

29 Comments
2024/06/15
14:35 UTC

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How to slick up a Taylor's Short Stroke Smoke Wagon?

I just bought an unfired Taylor's revolver from a buddy and was curious if y'all had any resources on how best to slick it up and where to find spring kits for it if available, thank you in advance!

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2024/06/10
23:58 UTC

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Did the original S&W M3 have a safety notch at all?

I'm not talking about the reproductions, but the originals of 1871. I'm been looking at schematics of the time, and while the simpler lock work was just beautiful, the hammer difference is shocking when compared to a Colt. There's no visible safety notch that keeps the trigger locked in place, unlike the angled Colt notch.

So if you put the cylinder into the free-spinning first click, and pull the trigger, is the hammer just going to tip forward?

I have no S&W to handle, and am going on photos.

1 Comment
2024/06/09
04:34 UTC

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Looking for rifle

Hi folks,

Long time dream to do some CAS matches, and before the handgun ban in Canada I managed to get a set of Ruger vaqueros in 45 colt.

I’m on the hunt for a rifle and wanted to know your recommendations.

I was leaning towards a Henry Golden Boy in 45 colt, but I guess it’s not an option in some classes?

Without spending a fortune, what would you guys suggest?

9 Comments
2024/06/08
13:58 UTC

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Recommended Spring Kit for New Vaquero?

Looking for the right spring kits for my New Vaquero’s. Anyone have any recommendations?

0 Comments
2024/06/06
17:04 UTC

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CAS Shotguns, what do you like?

I’ve got my pistols and rifle but I’m not sure about my scatter gun and I’m looking for recommendations.

13 Comments
2024/06/02
20:46 UTC

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Single Action Colt clone - no full cock on one chamber

3 Comments
2024/06/01
15:37 UTC

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Help picking a holster, I shoot with my right hand and want to carry my gun cavalry style, when ordering a holster should I get it for a left handed shooter and just flip it?

5 Comments
2024/05/31
03:04 UTC

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Pietta SAA troubleshooting question

I took apart my Pietta SAA today to put in some new springs. just when I put in the cylinder on half cocked (click 2) and put in the cylinder rod, it spins fine. I uncock the gun and try to cock it again and it won’t go into half cock at all. Locked up solid. The cylinder doesn’t turn and the cylinder bolt is starting to disengage. I’m not sure if the plunger behind the hand is the problem or the hand itself, but after taking the cylinder out, the pressure behind the hand seems loose or sort of inconsistent. The odd part is if I back out the cylinder rod to half way so it’s not supported on the back side , it’s able to cock all the way but it’s weird. Can’t seem to figure up where the hang up is. The plunger face looks worn, but it pushes all the way thru when I was checking it without the hammer in place. Anyone have any ideas?

2 Comments
2024/05/25
00:24 UTC

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Is the stoeger coach gun supreme a good gun?

I want to get a side by side shotgun and found a coachgun supreme for sale near me. Is it worth getting one for plinking and possibly cowboy action shooting or should I look for something else. I want to say in the same price range

7 Comments
2024/05/22
21:59 UTC

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Gun belt and pistol holster recommendations

I have a 44 and 30-30 lever action and recently purchased a 44 Ruger Blackhawk... Looking for recommendations on a good cartridge belt for the 30-30, as well as a cartridge belt and holster for the Ruger. Looking for good leather and durability but it's a working holster - not for show.

5 Comments
2024/05/22
05:35 UTC

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What are good stores for cowboy clothes?

I am searching for some reliable and good cliché cowboy clothes. I want either leather or waxed cotton Do you guys have any recommendations? I 'll also gladly take any store recommendations around the yukon.

3 Comments
2024/05/21
20:19 UTC

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Dead Eye Versus - Stage 4 - CQB Brutality 2024 - "Enough Dynamite, Butch?"

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2024/05/18
21:21 UTC

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What are some good powders for 12 ga 7/8 OZ loads? I cannot find Clays in stock anywhere for a good price and would like some advice.

Thank you in advance.

10 Comments
2024/05/16
14:11 UTC

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1887 Winchester - The Rube Goldberg Device of Shotguns

InRange TV describes my experiences with the 1887 to a T.

2 Comments
2024/05/15
13:22 UTC

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Writing the West, Episode 20

I've just released the 20th episode of Writing the West -- a dramatic audio podcast based on the stories and poetry of my friend Rick Steber, winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Novel. I invite you to check it out when you have the chance. Thanks!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3sBZxbeTDcTZZ4SpP7fQfS

1 Comment
2024/05/09
01:02 UTC

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Zoot shootin’!

0 Comments
2024/05/08
15:09 UTC

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Restoring Iconic Winchester 1873 lever action rifle, (with test fire).

I hope this is allowed on this sub. I know it’s not a wheel gun. But it’s a lever action masterpiece of a rifle. Born 1891.

0 Comments
2024/05/07
20:54 UTC

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Recommendations regarding the 1875 Outlaw SA Revolver

Looking at Uberti replicas (on the Cimarron website a lot lately) - 1875 Outlaw specifically. Love the 'sail' under the barrel. Looking for recommendations on barrel length & caliber. Looking at the standard blue / color case hardened.

Fyi - Looking to also buy a lever action in same caliber later on.

There are the 5 1/2" and 7 1/2" barrels and chambered in .44 WCF (.44-40), 45 Colt and .357 / .38 SPL.

Just not sure of the best barrel length and caliber.

Go with the caliber that is more available, best cost or go more authentic?

13 Comments
2024/05/04
16:37 UTC

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InRangeTV runs cowboy guns at Handgun Brutality

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2024/05/04
14:34 UTC

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SAO Gun Leather for Road Trip

My wife and I recieved a custom pair of blued 5.5in Ruger Vaqueros in .357 as wedding gifts.

We are going on a very long car camping road trip for our honeymoon and we intend to carry them strong side the entire way

We know about our guns, but we know nothing about rigs. We want belts and holsters, and we want a configuration that won't be a pain in the ass in the car, driver and passenger side. We're both right handed.

The idea is to drive, camp and explore on foot with our rigs the entire trip. What rig configurations and specific products would you recommend?

8 Comments
2024/04/29
22:49 UTC

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Review request: Mernickel SASS starter kit

I am just starting out in cowboy action shooting; I have a lever action rifle, and recently acquired two Taylor and Co revolvers. I am agonizing about waiting on purchasing a holster rig until I know what I want or buying something "introductory" and buying something better later. I think I just want someone to tell me that I will be happy with this starter kit before I invest that much into it.

I guess my question is to the person who has purchased this kit, how long did you use it before you replaced it or upgraded?

Thanks in advance.

11 Comments
2024/04/27
02:06 UTC

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I played "Dead Eye" at Handgun Brutality

2 Comments
2024/04/21
01:54 UTC

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