Types of Guns
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Guns have the following requirements, they must be single action revolvers. Only fixed sight single action revolvers of .45 Colt caliber before 1898 are used in CMSA competitions. Examples are Colt Single Action Army or Bisley Model, Smith & Wesson Schofield, Russian, or Remington Models 1875 & 1890. Also their reproductions and Ruger Vaqueros, Bisleys or Montados.
The Ruger Montado is Curt Moore preferred gun!
Montado is the Spanish word for mounted. The name for this handsome pistol is appropriate for it is a gun designed for the mounted shooter.
The Ruger New Vaquero Montado Single Action Revolver has corrosion-resistant stainless steel. It features a 3¾” barrel and includes a deeply checkered, low, wide hammer spur and grooves on the front of the grip frame to help the shooter keep a firm grip under competitive conditions.
The Vaquero Montado incorporates the New Vaquero’s slimmer pre-1962 “XR-3”-style grip frame and a smaller cylinder frame with a unique reverse indexing pawl, which positively aligns the cylinder with the loading gate cutout for easy loading and unloading of cartridges. The Vaquero Montado also features the New Vaquero’s hammer spring, a beveled cylinder, checkered “hard rubber” grips, and a crescent-shaped ejector rod head.
Because the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Guns fire black powder, they can become dirty very quickly. In the video below J.L. Hamilton demonstrates the basics of Gun cleaning and tips on caring for a Cowboy Mounted Shooting gun.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting
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