Cowboys and Lawdogs Hold Shooting Competitionby Taylor Viydo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier today a Casper shooting club
held a unique competition.
Sunday marked the 10th
anniversary of the Lawdogs vs. Cowboys shooting competition. Hosted
by the Bessemer Vigilance Committee, the shootout pitted two
different groups of shooters, both with very different guns.
Making up the “Lawdogs” were
various members of Natrona County law enforcement agencies, and
making up the “Cowboys” were members of the Bessemer Vigilance
committee, a Casper shooting club that belongs to an international
group of “single-action” shooters. Naturally, the Lawdogs
competed with modern firearms and the Cowboys competed with pre-19th
century replica pistols, rifles, and shotguns.
The competition was a timed event, and
contests were required to shoot a variety of targets each using a
sidearm, a shotgun, and a rifle. The Lawdogs were allowed to use
automatic weapons, provided they shot them in semi-auto mode.
Despite the Lawdogs having modern
weapons, the shootout has historically been an even competition.
“Right now the record is Cowboys: 5, and Lawdogs: 4,” said event
organizer John Roszel, a member of the Cowboys. “And we would like
to make that 6 and 4. But, [The Lawdogs] can shoot; they're very