Woods Walker wrote:Interesting.......I had assumed that he was using shotshells in the .45, but I never considered the shockwave. The balloons were only set at 8', so that may very well be the trick. But that said, that sumbuck IS fast!!!!!
But I agree, I saw Byron Ferguson shoot those apirins out of the air live at an outdoor show once, and he IS amazing! And he's one nice gentleman to boot. I stopped at his booth and chatted with him for a few minutes after I bought his book....."Become The Arrow"......Great read!
He tells you he is shooting blanks. Watch the super slomo two shot. the angle of the propellent changes some, but he just has to be in the right general direction. I have seen a couple of these old west gunfight shows over the years out west, but I don't have any idea if I have seen his or not. But for safety reasons alone, they can not use live ammo with the bystander watching from the storefronts, and raised sidewalks. It is all stage setting, noise, force and speed. But it looks good! High falls into wagons, lots of gunsmoke, and the hero always wins. Alot like that resturant, Midevil Times. Staged to the bad guy's last breath.
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.