Admittedly, I only have the perception about Western Action from YouTube, etc. So… Question is about handguns (and rifles) for Western Action shooting. I know they need to be single action (is this correct?), but what about the caliber?
It seems to me like 45LC is something very common. Granted, fun, but feels like it would be too heavy and clunky to control, etc. I would have thought that something like 38-whatever would be a much better option to stay competitive. Is this correct?
Is 45 the only calibre allowed? Are there others? What others? Does the caliber need to be period correct?
Actually period correct is another interesting one, because 357 carbines are shot a lot, but 357 magnum is a reasonably modern cartridge for ‘authentic cowboy’ shooting, so what’s up with that? And if they don’t need to be period correct, then could someone use something even smaller like a 22. I’m guessing no, but why not? Etc.