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    06-10-2009, 08:58 PM
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It is required to have A single action revolver and 2 are needed.
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    06-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Originally Posted by Kentucky    
I know SASS is big in Australia but not sure about CMS, there is not even a club in Kentucky. I doubt if my riding skills are high enough to compete in the sport anyway.
SASS - Affiliated Clubs: Australia
SASS clubs are big in Australia? I was under the impression that firearms were all but extinct down under. Remember reading an article recently about the surrender (i.e. Confiscation) of handguns. Nice to know that the didn't get 'em all. :)

Don't worry about riding skills. Someone I met at a recent match said it best... "I don't ride for time. I ride for a good time." Most mounted shooter I know ride for fun. The way the "levels" are set up, you can ride everything at a walk or trot, have fun, stay a level 1 forever and no one would ever think twice about it. Don't worry about competing with anyone but yourself.
    06-10-2009, 11:10 PM
Originally Posted by Qtswede    
Here's a little technical question for you, is it plausable to do this with a single action like I have or do I need a new gun (hee hee, new guns wooo!!)
As Kentucky noted, you would need two pistols. However, a .45 Peacemaker SA is fine. Of course, if you _want_ to buy more guns... :)

Go to for the complete rules. I believe pistol requirements are basically the same for CMSA, SASS and MSA.
    06-10-2009, 11:48 PM
LOL. The only thing disappointing that I've read so far is that I can't use my rifle. Gawd, I love that thing. LOL. (.45-70 that I use for bear hunting) but, I could ALWAYS use another gun ;)
    06-11-2009, 12:24 AM
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What kind of horses do they use for this sport? (I'm guessing QH.)
    06-11-2009, 05:37 PM
My good friend (the one helping me train my fillies) and her husband used to compete nationally. He was even inducted into the CMSA Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2004. My friend shoots bareback so its a real thrill to watch her.
I've seen lots of shoots but never tried it myself. I have a bag of firecrackers waiting to start training my mares but I haven't gotten the nerve up yet
Unfortunately, they have had to cut most of their competing for health reasons. They do mostly exhibition shoots now, and do reenactments at our local Cow Town museum in Wichita.
Good for me, she is home more to help out with my kids

ETA- all types of horses are allowed
    06-13-2009, 04:04 AM
Originally Posted by Brighteyes    
What kind of horses do they use for this sport? (I'm guessing QH.)
They use all kinds. My guess is the QH is probably the most common. I have also seen OTT Throughbreds, Appaloosas, Morgans and other breeds. I have also heard about people using mules (long ear breeds are allowed under the rules) although have never seen it myself.
    06-13-2009, 04:05 AM
Originally Posted by Qtswede    
LOL. The only thing disappointing that I've read so far is that I can't use my rifle. Gawd, I love that thing. LOL. (.45-70 that I use for bear hunting) but, I could ALWAYS use another gun ;)
If you move to 45 colt, 44-40 or 44 special, you can use your rifle. Rifle competition is not as easy, but it is just as fun. :)
    06-13-2009, 05:01 AM
Green Broke
I bet that mules would do great; they're way smarter than horses and don't spook very easy. (Plus, even if they do, they have enough sense not to run into a wall or person.)

So, ALL horse breeds are allowed? Ha ha, maybe I could try it with my fjord.
    06-18-2009, 11:13 AM
I love Cowboy Mounted Shooting! I want to do that with Arizona, but he will take a lot of work to get used to the firing. Dixie might be a good prospect if she has the speed. She doesn't spook hardly ever. We can shoot pigeons off the barn with the air rifle and she doesn't react more than twitching her tail.

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