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Discussion in 'Cowboy Action Shooting' started by Texas1911, Sep 7, 2009.
that'll learn ya!
Interesting, how they differentiate between a loaded gun and an unloaded gun.
Oh it did larn me fer sure!
Well now....an ol' man taught me some stuff many, many moons ago that made fanning into a different perspective. He even had some little things he taught me that made it interestingly accurate out to about 5-7 yards. Like he told me - "generally, you don't want to shoot this way, but if you're ever up against more than one man, you may not have a choice if you want to live!" He was a retired Sheriff of the old school (this was back in the late 60's, and he was in his 70's by then) who'd been involved in his share of "SHTF" stuff, including run-ins w/smugglers.
As to the skin abrasions.....gloves will fix that. A good trigger job and proper technique will go a long way in diminishing the effect of the physical forces involved in the fanning tending to move the gun. IF you can find a range that'll let you do it (you'll likely have better luck w/doing it on private property), use an old sheet to allow you to better judge your impact points. Mark your desired impact points, stand back an start practicing. It CAN be done - but you gotta practice and know some of the "tricks" involved. None of 'em are all that special - most you'll pick up as you practice and evaluate what's happening.
Soon as I saw this post first thing I thought of was Bob Munden. Can't recall the name of the show, but there was a shooting program he used to make regular trick shots on, he used to quick draw, empty the six shooter by fanning, and reholstering it in a second or too. Did some card cutting and aerial shots too. Damn wish I could remember the show, the white guy wih the mustache was the host. I know he is still in the guiness book of world records for fastest shot. Anyone else remember him?
Bob Munden is something else for sure. He's also a heck of a gunsmith. Check out his website. http://www.bobmunden.com
Isn't that the guy that would use an ole Henry 22 to shoot silhouette's of people into pieces of tin like a drawing? Before my time for sure but if that's him I've seen some film.
That would've been Adolph "Ad" Toepperwein. I honestly don't recall the gun he used, but if you google him, I'm sure you'll find a lot of info about him. One of his "Indian Head" sillouettes can be found at Nagle's gun shop - old man Nagle was a contemporary of Ad, as were my grandparents. I vaguely remember him from some of the gatherings I attended at his place w/my grandfather - those were some crusty ol' men that could shoot! His wife was likely on par w/him - but she passed before I was born. My grandmother had many fond memories of the two of them, though - said she was a lady, but she could put down a target in a heartbeat!
Man whatever the show was called I remember Bob Munden, and Byron Ferguson (the archery guy) doing those crazy trick shots. Nostalgia.
Good Bob Munden vid.
YouTube - Fastest Gun Ever - Bob Munden