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Wanda Erhardt, a senior ladies Level 1 shooter from Coleharbor, completes in the Battle on Betty’s Butte last year in Bismarck.

In the spirit of the Old West: Medora to host Guns a Blazin' in the Badlands

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Images of the Old West come to mind when the North Dakota Mounted Shooters Association stages a competition.

Galloping their horses through a prescribed pattern, riders fire their .45-caliber single-action revolvers at 10 balloons with the intent of breaking them in the shortest time possible.

Never mind the riders are firing blanks, the gun power blasts have enough forward motion to reach the balloons.

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