Originally Posted by wild_spot
It sounds like great fun - I would absolutely love to give it a go. Bundy wouldn't bat an eyelid - He is used to stockwhips. I love fast-paced skills based disciplines.
Don't think it will ever take off in AUS though due to our tight gun laws (Which I like - But will restrict this kind of thing).
Is anyone still allowed to own a pistol down under? I thought they confiscated all handguns a year or two ago?
Either way, I agree that it will be very hard to get CMS going in a country that is so opposed to handgun ownership.
They are having similar problems in Germany right now. There is a group of riders petitioning the government to permit mounted shooting. Germany has some very strict gun laws (like most places that restrict gun ownership, this means you must be very rich and powerful to own a gun).
Last I heard, the group hit a roadblock with the authorities because it was felt that allowing mounted shooting would create a demand for handguns and increase ownership.