A local group of men and women dedicated to the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting
Cowboy Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single-action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old-time shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized. “Old West” style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete for prestige on a course of different shooting stages.
What: Book signing for “Till My Last Breath, Book One in the Desert Hills Trilogy.”
Where: The Smokey Point Desperados Annual Standoff
When: September 11, 2021. It’s a three-day event from September 10-12, 2021
Directions: (click here)
A guide for the new shooter getting started in Cowboy Action Shooting
Copied from the Smokey Point Desperados Website.
Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted amateur shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers; lever-action rifles; and side by side double barreled, pre-1899 pump, or lever-action shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, Old West style. Contestants shoot in several one-to-four gun stages (courses of fire) in which they engage steel and/or cardboard targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed.
The truly unique aspect of Cowboy Action Shooting™ is the requirement placed on authentic period or western screen dress. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, or a Hollywood western star, and develop a costume accordingly.
Your SASS shooting alias is exclusively yours. In the tradition of the Old West cattle brand registries, SASS prohibits one shooter from duplicating another’s alias. There is only one Abacus, one Tom Sunday, and one Miss Aggie Goodrich.
Smokey Point Desperados is a SASS-affiliated club and respects the sanctity of SASS members’ aliases and shooter numbers.
American history buffs and serious shooters alike agree with the use of vintage firearms; authentic costuming, unique targets and fast action make Cowboy Action Shooting one of the most interesting of all shooting sports for both spectators and contestants.