Is Cowboy Action Shooting A Sport?
Category: In Your Face A Tennessee man accidentally shot himself to death at a Florida gun range Saturday while practicing a supposedly popular and fast growing sport called cowboy action shooting. Eyewitnesses said he had two single-action revolvers – a .357-caliber Magnum in each hand – and was firing .38-caliber rounds in the weapons back and forth. At about the eighth shot, a weapon somehow rotated toward him and discharged, striking him in the abdomen. Web sites dedicated to cowboy action shooting describe it as a fast growing sport. The weapons used are mostly older style guns, and the shooter attempts to hit as many targets as he can in the shortest time possible. If this is a sport, it badly needs some safety rules. I thank Tennessee Blogger Don Fenley and Ocala.com for alerting me to this sad and senseless death. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, 39, was in the area on a job interview. Deputies said he is married and has children. Deputies were quote