Author Topic: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?  (Read 9841 times)

Blackey Cole

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2014, 06:12:57 PM »
My first military costume was Hollywood military with strips on the shirt and such as you saw in the john ford/john Wayne trilogy .. It wasn't until I did some research that I found out the real look and had to take the strips off and everyone asked me if I got busted, and I had to explain.  While sass isn't historically accurate it is fun to try to dress correctly and such.  My guns now are USFAs SAAs but originally I shot Rugers and still do from time to time but I like my USFAs a lot. But ROAs are the only C&Bs I'll shoot the rest are way too much trouble to setup and you'll still have troubles and my ROAs are like shooting cartridge guns once loaded and all I did was swap out five of the six nipples with tresso ones on each gun.

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2014, 07:27:52 AM »
The hat under discussion will likely be just fine.  Keep the shirt collar buttoned and make sure the hat covers the gap between the glasses and face so brass won't fall between them and your face.  The brass from a 1873 rifle does not eject like most semi autos.  It goes straight up. and usually straight down.  A good cowboy hat is still very hard to beat as it solves the brass problem front and back plus it protects the glasses from rain and provides shade for the eyes.  Usually a short brim hat works best as it is less in the way.  Some dress for looks and others to be able to shoot efficiently.  The best cowboy and Wild Bunch shooters usually wear gear that lets them shoot well and satisfies the rules and not much more.  There are others that really like to get into the history of the deal. Combat shooters are the same. Some want to look the  "look" and the top shooters just want to shoot well so use what works best.

Blackey Cole

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2014, 06:50:24 PM »
Gene is correct about a 73 ejection of brass.  I use to wear a Kepi while shooting bp rounds after receiving several blisters on the back of my neck and lower I learned to attach my wild rag so that it covered everything and still get spurned every now and then I finally switched to a cowboy hat and it catches brass on every stage.

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2014, 10:40:58 AM »
Gene is correct about a 73 ejection of brass.  I use to wear a Kepi while shooting bp rounds after receiving several blisters on the back of my neck and lower I learned to attach my wild rag so that it covered everything and still get spurned every now and then I finally switched to a cowboy hat and it catches brass on every stage.

Even on my military hat, you'll see where all the brass lands....  Amazingly...it all seems to drop in the same spot

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2014, 12:18:24 PM »

Training places like Gunsite suggest a ball cap and a buttoned-up collar.

Gunsite?  With the founder looking like this for years and years?



 8)

But, then again, there's this:



Good luck, GJ
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Good luck, GJ

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2014, 02:08:04 PM »

Training places like Gunsite suggest a ball cap and a buttoned-up collar.

Gunsite?  With the founder looking like this for years and years?



 8)

But, then again, there's this:



Good luck, GJ

I guess the current Gunsiters don't want to look like dorks?

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2014, 01:00:54 PM »
Okay. Don't get your panties in a bunch... LOL

But having known Mr. Cooper for quite some time, God bless him/RIP. I would never had said that in front or near him....LOL

Just sayin.
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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2014, 08:52:20 PM »
Okay. Don't get your panties in a bunch... LOL

But having known Mr. Cooper for quite some time, God bless him/RIP. I would never had said that in front or near him....LOL

Just sayin.

I don't wearing "panties."  Are you psychologically projecting, perchance?

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Re: Costume based on The Wild Bunch?
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2014, 07:48:52 PM »
I go for the Cameron Highlanders of WW1 look, being Scots (a kilt and vest or jacket). Don't think I can or should try to pull off the look of a Mexican lady of the first profession in the movie.  Make it work for you.