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Cowboy Fast Draw shooting events at Johnson's Sporting Goods

By Staff | Apr 04, 2014

Rockland — There will be a Cowboy Fast Draw shooting event on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnson's Sporting Goods on Park Street.

Practice will be 9 to 11 a.m. with the match from noon to 2 p.m. Beginners can try the sport for free. To compete it is $12 for practice and match.

Men and women are welcome. The sport uses wax bullets and primers with electronic targets.

For more information, call 594-8220 and go online to cowboyfastdraw.com.

"This is a fun, competitive sport and very safe," said Maynard Stanley. "Great family sport, [with] no live ammo, using just a 209 shotgun primer to push a piece of precast wax to the target that is two feet in diameter and 12 feet away [from the shooter]. The speed of the wax is about the same as a paintball gun."

Safety glasses are mandatory and ear perfection is not necessary. Shooting is done on the indoor archery range with a tarp hanging behind the  targets to stop the wax.

Anyone who wants to show up will be taught how to participate, Stanley said. The equipment needed, belts, holsters and six shooters, will be provided. "If you have your own gear bring it but do no bring any live ammo," Stanley said.

Stanley said, "At this time we are planning on having a Cowboy Fast Draw match the second Saturday each month. If you want to come and watch is fine too. I will have a sign-up sheet if you want to know about upcoming matches."

He said he also is in the process of setting up a local Cowboy Fast Draw club under the name of the Knox County Rangers.

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