Over in Brazoria County SW of Houston, Texas they used to have some real interesting pistol shooting events. They'd have all kinda prizes, frozen turkeys, bottles of liquor, a six pack or other stuff. The prize would be hung by a length of twine. You bought a chance to shoot at the twine. If the twine was cut and the prize dropped, onto a cushion, it was your's. You got one shot at a time paying for your turn as your turn came up. The target was usually about 10 yards away. Guns were carry type with no scopes or other special sights. a lot of Officers/Deputies used to shoot in these deals.