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The Pistols Used in Mounted Shooting

Mounted ShootingCowboy Mounted Shooting combines horsemanship and marksmanship. Riders use two single action .45 caliber revolvers loaded with blanks that will break a balloon up to about 15 feet to complete one of 60 courses. During a typical run a rider crosses the start line at speed, shoots 5 balloons, holsters one pistol, draws the second, turns the run down barrel, shoots 5 more balloons and runs back across the start/finish line. Guns must be single action Colts or Colt clones, i.e. Ruger New Vaquero Montado’s, Cimmarron Thunderstorms, Taylor & Company single action .45’s. For gun info contact Matt Rockwell,

WWMS holds practices every Sunday, weather permitting, from 11am -3pm at 33319 Mann Rd., Sultan, WA. Come out and watch a practice to see if this is something you may be interested in pursuing. For WWMS practice info contact Jennifer Burnell, [email protected], and join us on Facebook. Club Website:, Karen Plumlee, Secretary: 425 985-8321 or [email protected].



June 27-28: Snake River Rangers Shoot, Garden Valley, ID

July 3-5: Northwest Mounted Shooters, Coeur d’Alene, ID

July 1: Kittitas County Mounted Shooters, Ellensburg, WA

July 18-19: South Sound Mounted Shooters, Rochester, WA

July 28 – Aug 1: CMSA Nationals, Las Vegas, NV, South Point Casino


Published in July 2015 Issue

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