Cowboy Action Shooting
We're getting you started in the fastest growing shooting sport with an explanation of the game and the scoring. Plus we've got a wide selection of guns that are approved for Cowboy Action Shooting competition that are available in a wide range of prices.
Cowboy Action Shooting is the most phenomenal success story in the shooting sports of all time. 25 years ago a club of IPSC shooters asked the question. What if we shot an action match with Old West guns? That was the start of the Single Action Shooting Society, that now counts more than 65 thousand members shooting matches in hundreds of local clubs across the country. It’s action shooting with pistol, rifle and shotgun, in the tradition of the heroes of the silver screen like Roy and Gene and the Cisco Kid. It’s a step back in time to the ideals of the cowboy way of straight talking and straight shooting.
A Total Experience
This shooting sport is not just about the shooting. The sport is 50 percent shooting and 50 percent dressing the part and playing the role. The manufacturers have brought back the products of the period and recreated them to what they were in the late 1800s.
The rules allow original firearms or accurate reproductions of models produced prior to 1898.
In addition to authentic dress and firearms, shooters must also adopt an alias.
Each alias is registered with SASS, so there is only one ”Sundown Jones”, or one “Evil Roy” or “Ten Ring”.
The stages of fire are typically based on scenarios from old west folklore or famous scenes from the silver screen. Most stages require the use of 4 guns -- 2 single action revolvers, a rifle, and a shotgun. Some may add derringers and side matches frequently include longer range shooting with black powder cartridge rifles from the buffalo hunter period of our history. All targets are reactive, usually steel, and they are set at close to medium ranges. The idea is that all skill levels of shooters should be able to play this game.
Scoring is by electronic timer with penalty seconds added for missing a target.
There are a number of classes and categories for shooters, for both men, women, juniors and seniors. No matter who you are, there is a place for you in cowboy action shooting.
The Single Action Shooting Society
The SASS Wire Forum
All prices are End of Trail specials.
Guns - Cimarron Model P in 45 colt- $1,000 for the pair
Hat - Western Derby $125 dollars
Holster and Belt Combo - Competition Rig from "El Paso Saddlery" - $235
Clothing from "Classic Old West Styles"
Clothing - $65 total: shirt, pants and suspenders sold together at End of Trail
Vest - $65 dollars
Boots- from "Texas Jack"
Reloading Tips from Allan Jernigan –
The Charge Master
Pro Tips –