Higher-Dollar Cowboy Guns: Colt’s, Freedom Are Topnotch
Coltís Cowboy is a winner. Freedomís Model 1997 is perfect for the trail, but has limitations. The olí Cimarron Model P still shoots, but itís starting to rattle on the long, dusty trail.
[IMGCAP(1)] How much do you need to spend to get into the Cowboy Action game? Sure, you can spend lots on fancy duds, and that’s a big part of that game, but the bottom line for participation is a good set of guns, not the least of which is the revolver. The most common caliber for today’s “cowboy” is still the .45 Long Colt, just as it was a century ago with the original riders of the range. Even if you don’t anticipate becoming a weekend cowboy and shooting in any of these events, a single-action .45 makes a lot of sense. They’re practical outdoor-carry guns, not entirely useless for self-defense or home protection, and they are lots of fun to shoot.
In the June 1999 issue of Gun Tests...