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Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by North Country Gal » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:31 pm

Yeah, I got it bad with the Colt style single action revolvers, but they just fit me so well, almost like they were made just for me. Getting so bad now with the urge to shoot my Uberti Colts, that when I see a western with someone shooting a Colt, it makes me want to drop everything and go shoot my Colts. Happened last night, in fact. We were watching Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berenger (love the movie) and his sidearm was a Colt (and the rifle a Winchester, of course).

So, today, despite having a lot of errands to run, I whined enough to get Bill to stop for a short range session with a couple of the Colts. Couldn't just shoot the Colts any old way, of course. Had to do the one hand shooting thing. I blame some of you guys for that (you know who you are :)).

First up was my Smokewagon 357. Have tuned the sights for standard 158 grain 357 loads with this Colt (no 38s in this baby).
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Warmed up a bit to get the feel of the Smokewagon, then leveled it off, using a one hand hold. First few shots were not my best, so I knuckled down and then darn near shot a one hole group. Was having so much fun, did not notice the recoil, which was "lively", but by no means nasty.
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357s are practical and effective, of course, but a Colt just isn't the same if it isn't a 45 Colt. This is my Ranch Hand in 45 Colt, sights tuned for standard 250 grain loads.
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Did well at 16 yards, but have never tried 25 yards with this Colt, so ... why not? Held at six o'clock for the first 6 shots. That's the six on the bottom. Figured that was close enough to dead on, so shot the next one holding on the red dot in the center of the 6" bull. Almost nailed it. Big smile, followed. Then kept most of the rest in the black.
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Learned a lot about shooting these Colts, today, and all to the good. Was very pleasantly surprised to learn that shooting these classic Colts with one hand is remarkably effective, far better than I expected. In fact, one of the easiest to shoot revolvers with a one hand hold I've tried. Nothing new there, of course. Folks have been shooting Colts this way as long as there have been Colts. Leave it to me some 150 years, later, to figure it out.

Better not watch a western, again, tonight. :)
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by RanchRoper » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:58 pm

Great job!

The Marshal says "Drop everything and shoot your Colts".
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by markiver54 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:02 pm

Outstanding...and fun NCG!
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by BigAl52 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:47 pm

Now ur talking Cowboy up with those single action revolvers
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by BrokenolMarine » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:23 am

Great Shooting as always, beautiful guns

I have a number of favorites myself, the list is Long...
Tombstone
Lonesome Dove
Open Range
True Grit (Both Versions)
3:10 to Yuma
Pale Rider
Outlaw Josey Wales
Quigley Down Under

The list goes on...

...and on.
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by dddrees » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:48 am

Awesome groups, and I too really like the Colt SA as well. I guess I'm a big whimp and nowhere as good because I can't even do that good with both hands. Don't yet have one in CCH and I may just have to fix that one day. As nice as my Rugers are they just don't look as nice as those Ubertis.
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:52 am

Nothing like a Colt .45. Those are both nice revolvers. You would probably like a long barrel version.

That 25 yd target is sweet. Love those big bullet holes. :)
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by ESquared » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:22 am

Beautiful Colts and nice shooting, as always! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by CT_Shooter » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:45 am

Great shooting, as always, NCG. Thanks for sharing your targets with us.

I have both of those guns, though my Ranch Hand is a 22LR and makes holes in paper (when I hit it) that are roughly half the size of your 45. I can only dream about shooting as well as you do, but you continue to be an inspiration for self-improvement. And, even though my targets never look anything like yours, I do shoot one handed and it's always fun.
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Re: Colt crazy cowgirl

Post by BigAl52 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:59 am

She needs a big ole Hog leg Right RR
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