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Shooting duelist style

Post by North Country Gal » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:00 pm

In cowboy action shooting, shooting duelist is defined as shooting a traditional style single action revolver cocked and fired one-handed, unsupported. In other words, shooting with one hand from a standing position.

Started doing some of this, last week, just to add a little variety, while taking a break from some of my other types of shooting. Don't know how "practical" it is, but it sure is fun. Just happened to have two of my favorite single action revolvers with me, but the were in 22 LR, which would not be legal in actual cowboy action competition.

Ruger Bisley Single Six 22 LR.
Love this gun. Very easy to shoot. Got it so I would have one single action 22 LR with adjustable sights (this one) and another with fixed sights (my Taylor/Uberti Cattleman). The Bisley grip makes for a very comfy hold for one-hand work.
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No attempt at fancy target work, here. Just relax, let the sights settle and keep pouring them in the black. Fun, fun, fun. Up close at 12 yards with a big 6" bull.
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Taylor/Uberti Cattleman 22 LR.
Yeah, my good buddy, here. Never get tired of shooting this one. Has a healthy appetite for ammo, though, what with its 12 shot cylinder.
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Decided it was time for a bit more of a challenge, so I shrunk the bull down from a 6" to a wee 2" and stepped back several yards to 16 yards. Didn't keep them all in the black, but close.
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Did I mention I love shooting single action revolvers? Yeah, just something about shucking those empties and reloading a single action that brings out the cowgirl in me. Double action revolvers may be more practical and convenient to reload, but they don't make me hum an old cowboy tune the way I do when shooting one of these beauties. :)
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by markiver54 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm

Very cool NCG! thanks for sharing and amazing shooting as usual!
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by JEBar » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:27 pm

nicely done (as always) .... I haven't fired that way in many years .... unfortunately, I no longer have a handgun that lends itself to "duelist style" shooting
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by RanchRoper » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:33 pm

Great shooting. Classic 1 handed old west style.
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Post by ChefDuane » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:53 pm

I practice that whenever I am at the range with my Rough Rider. Didn't know it was an actual 'thing.'
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by fortyshooter » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:00 pm

Great job NCG taking out center of target one handed!
I shoot my revolvers a lot using the duelist style. Only times I don't is when shooting over my chrony or making 50+yd. shots.
Those shots would have me in my chair and shooting with gun propped on knee!
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by North Country Gal » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm

Thanks, guys.

Forty, that is some very serious duelist shooting, there, with one gun in each hand. Have to give that a try.
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by fortyshooter » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:23 pm

North Country Gal wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Thanks, guys.

Forty, that is some very serious duelist shooting, there, with one gun in each hand. Have to give that a try.
Here you go...a little action from that picture.https://youtu.be/FQHuU5XvNM0 Was shooting my Taylor's .45 Colt Birds head and the Ruger .45 ACP Birds head
revolvers.
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by markiver54 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:28 pm

Heard a lot of ringing there Forty!๐Ÿ˜
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Re: Shooting duelist style

Post by North Country Gal » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:12 pm

Loved it, forty! Tanks for sharing. Curious, which one of those revolvers do you like the best?
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