Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by B 'n B, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. B 'n B

    B 'n B New Member

    Dec 9, 2008

    You get a matched set of single action revolvers chambered to .45 long Colt.


    You load them each with five blank cartridges and leave the hammer on the empty cylinder . Ear plugs for you , ear plugs for your horsie


    Then you gallop around and shoot at balloons or empty plastic milk jugs . There is enough stuff coming out of a blank to make holes in them

    If you look closely you can see this horse has additional hearing protection - a pair of "ear socks" .


    Thus we are prepared for the Iranian cavalry .
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  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Oh, now that looks like fun.

  3. I'm sure the "horsie ears" make it more fun for them, too. Cool! :)
  4. B 'n B

    B 'n B New Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    Yes. Oddly enough , as an animal that has managed to collectively survive as a species by running away from sudden movements or noises to avoid being eaten alive , some horses don't react well to having a Ruger Vaquero discharged with the barrel a foot away from their ears.
  5. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I have an old US Army manual that goes into great detail in the matter of training horses to ignore gunfire. Great photo of a fellow firing a 1911 'short colt' :) from horseback.
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  6. SaddleSarge

    SaddleSarge New Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Cooke's Cavalry Tactics Manual 1862 are many of the techniques I still utilize in training the mounted police horses.
  7. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Wow, now if I could only ride a horse....

    Just out of curiosity I just opened my copy of the US 'Small Arms Firing Manual 1913', and yes, on page 92 'Position and Aiming Drill Mounted'. I shall read this section with renewed interest. It even includes changing magazines, so the auto loader was in cavalry service.

    If it surprises you I should have such a manual within reach, you dont know me well enough yet!!!
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  8. B 'n B

    B 'n B New Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    George Custer shot his own mount dead - his wife's favorite horse.

    Apparently he didn't pay enough attention to Cooke's Calvary Manual .
  9. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Well, apparently G. Custer was never one for following the rules . . .
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