Cowboy Mounted Shooting star Kenda Lenseigne shares what she brings to the range with the NRA
Kenda Lenseigne is a big name in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting world. Together with her horse Justin, she has a number of overall championships under her belt as well as eight standing world records. Barbara Baird of Women's Outdoor News recently caught up with Kenda to ask her a very important question: What's in your range bag?
Kenda Lenseigne checked in with us from France,
where she spent August competing and demonstrating
her sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. She wrote, “I
am still in France, riding in shooting demos every day.
The French have never seen mounted shooting before,
so I am honored to be here. With local ticket sales that
exceed 75,000 for the week, it’s an amazing opportunity
to spread the firearms love around the world and shed a
positive light on shooting sports.”
And who better to “shed the light” than this champion?
So far this year, she has garnered these major wins: 2012
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) Winter
Championship Overall Champion, 2012 CMSA National
Championship Overall Champion and 2012 CMSA Western
United States Overall Champion. And by “champion,” it
means Kenda beat all competitors–male and female. She
is the only woman in her sport to win overall titles at both
World and National Championships.
She shoots a Cimarron Thunderstorm—a .45 caliber
single action revolver with a 3.5-inch barrel and a Birdshead
grip, which she helped design. “It has a low, wide hammer
for easier acquisition, a factory-tuned action job straight out
of the box and checkered wooden grips.”
So what's packed away in Kenda's Safariland shooting bag?
- .45 caliber bore brush, wire brush, jag, bore mop and
- Windex: “Windex is the best black power solvent
ever made! It’s accessible to purchase anywhere (if
traveling) and dissolves black powder immediately.”
- Q-tips, shop towels and gun cleaning patches
- Flat head screw driver, latex gloves and extra