From your message,it sounds as though y'all are using cardboard IPSC silhouettes for targets. Most CAS clubs use steel targets-competitors either get a hit or miss. Folks used to shooting matches like that might get a little perturbed when they get penalized even though they hit the target. Don't forget,it's Cowboy Action Shooting-turning it into a Bullseye match,or an IPSC match(no offense),isn't really what the game is about. Most CAS pistols are fixed sights and may not shoot right to point of aim,thus targets tend to be pretty big and fairly close to the shooter. Keep your matches fun,and not too difficult,and folks will keep coming back.
[This message has been edited by Bill Mitchell (edited May 14, 2000).]