Bourjaily: Pistol Packin' Paula

As always when SHOT Show comes to Orlando, you can find plenty of girls with guns. What's hard to find, though, is a girl with guns who knows how to use them. Here is Pistol Packin‚ Paula, who is definitely not your standard booth babe. Paula has been twirling six-shooters for 16 years, and entertains crowds with fancy gun handling and riding. She shoots balloons off horseback, getting close enough to pop them with blanks.

"I can't use live ammunition or I'd kill my audience," she says.

Here she is twirling in the Cimmaron Arms booth. As I found out when she tried to teach me to twirl, this is not easy to do with one gun, much less two. If you want to book Paula for a cowboy action event, birthday partry or wedding reception, you can find her at pistolpackinpaula.com. Meanwhile, enjoy.