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Welcome to Cowboy Action Shooting.com

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in CAS Basics, Featured | 2 comments

Welcome to Cowboy Action Shooting.com

Howdy and Welcome to Cowboy Action Shooting.com Enter the fun and exciting world of Cowboy Action Shooting       This website aims to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information for just about everything you need to know about the fun and fast-growing shooting sport of Cowboy Action Shooting that’s gaining a lot of members and following not only in America but all over the world. This website was created to showcase the various aspects of cowboy shooting, the rules of the sport, and its aim to rekindle the Spirit...

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Gun Carts and Other Cowboy Action Shooting Accessories Must-Haves

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Blog, CAS Basics | 0 comments

Gun Carts and Other Cowboy Action Shooting Accessories Must-Haves

  There are other cowboy action shooting accessories that you’ll need after you’ve got the required firearms and Old West costumes squared away. Having these other stuffs will not only provide you safety, but also make your day at the event a lot easier.   Gun Carts   Unlike today, cowboys of the 19th century had horses to carry their stuff – firearms, ammo, water, and other essentials. Since horses are no longer in vogue today as a means of lugging your CAS guns, ammunitions, food, drinks, cell phones, and other belongings,...

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Gun Safety Rules You Might Be Overlooking

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019 in Blog, CAS Basics, Featured | 0 comments

Gun Safety Rules You Might Be Overlooking

The basic gun safety rules every cowboy action shooting member should observe include: Always assume that a gun is loaded Always point the gun in safe direction Keep your finger off the trigger unless you’re ready to fire Identify what you are shooting and what may be behind it These rules are usually posted in shooting ranges and gun stores for a reason – to keep you and your family safe. However, common sense dictates that there is more to gun safety than these four basic rules. Below are more rules of gun safety that you should not...

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Winning Tips for SASS Cowboy Action Shooting Competitions

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Blog, CAS Basics, CAS Tips and Tactics, Clubs & Matches, Featured | 0 comments

Winning Tips for SASS Cowboy Action Shooting Competitions

    A lot of new members ask SASS cowboy action shooting long timers for tips and advice. Most of their concerns include how to shoot faster, miss less, and move up to the next level. Here are some freely given tips from long time Single Action Shooting Society members to new shooters.   Don’t forget to warm up   To get ahead of the competition in CAS fast shooting, your mind and body need to be working together as one. This means that you be able to perform on command during matches. One of the fundamental rules of any...

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Working Cowboy: Life On The Cattle Drive

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Working Cowboy: Life On The Cattle Drive

After the Civil War, food supply, particularly beef, was in great demand in the North. Ranchers saw this as a lucrative opportunity. They bought calves at about $4 a head which they could raise and sell up North for $40, even more. This re-energized the cattle industry and provided new job opportunities for the working cowboy. While the sale of their livestock can make ranchers a fortune, their problem is getting the cattle to the marketplace, which could be 1,500 miles away. Many cowboys who served as soldiers during the Civil War were hired...

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Colt SAA and Other Six-Gun Replicas Used in Cowboy Action Shooting

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Blog, Featured, Guns & Ammo | 0 comments

Colt SAA and Other Six-Gun Replicas Used in Cowboy Action Shooting

The wholesome family sport of cowboy action shooting (CAS) has got its members wearing period costumes, and shooting at metal targets using original six-guns of the period or replicas. CAS has not only introduced the Cowboy Culture to all its members, it also revived the love and respect for the Colt SAA and other period six-shooters. While there are many 19th century cowboy revolvers in the hands of collectors, those that are available for sale come with exorbitant price tags. This prompted gun manufacturers to come up with replicas, many of...

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American Cowboy: Seldom Known Facts About Them Revealed

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

American Cowboy: Seldom Known Facts About Them Revealed

The glory days of the American cowboy actually begun in 1866, after the end of the Civil War. War had depleted the food supply, beef in particular, up North. Texan ranchers saw this as an opportunity to market their steer at a great profit. Their cattle, worth $4 each, can be sold in the North for $40 a head. Since millions of  steer run wild in Texas at that time, ranchers hired cowboys to round up and drive the cattle up North. Thus began the legendary cattle drives that marked the golden age of the cowboy. Hired men drove millions of...

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Modern Cowboy: Are American Cowboys a Vanishing Breed?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Modern Cowboy: Are American Cowboys a Vanishing Breed?

The modern cowboy has come a long way since the first vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) rode into what is today New Mexico and Texas over two centuries ago. Now considered as a national symbol of America’s frontier days, cowboys were key players during the Westward Expansion period of the United States. In 1866, after the end of the Civil War, cowboys drove herds of cattle to places where cattle meat was in great demand and where they can fetch a nice price. During this period, outlaws abounded and lawmen are hot on their heels in pursuit.  ...

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Old West Outlaws and Lawmen: The Deadliest Gunslingers of Their Time

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Blog | 2 comments

Old West Outlaws and Lawmen: The Deadliest Gunslingers of Their Time

Old West outlaws and lawmen are renowned during their time for their expertise in using a gun. The cowboy era in the 19th century abounds with colorful and exciting stories of legendary gunslingers who earned fame (or infamy) for their shooting skills. Whether they used it to hold up banks or uphold the law, the skill of these famous gunslingers were highly regarded.   James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok   James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok was born in Illinois on May 27, 1837. From early childhood, Bill was a dead...

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Female Shooter: Celebrated Lady Shooters and Gunslingers of the Old West

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Female Shooter: Celebrated Lady Shooters and Gunslingers of the Old West

Many Americans are quite familiar with legendary Wild West characters like Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickock, and Jesse James? However, ask them to name a female shooter or two and most will hold back due to uncertainty. Many women have carved their niche as notorious shooters and gunslingers of the Old West. Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, and other famous lady shooters broke through the barriers of a class dominated mainly by males.   Annie Oakley   Born in 1860 in Darke County, Ohio, Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses would grow up to be the...

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Cowboy History: Were the Vaqueros America’s First Cowboys?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 2 comments

Cowboy History: Were the Vaqueros America’s First Cowboys?

  The cowboy is the iconic representation of America, an enduring symbol of the nation’s frontier and Westward expansion days. While it had been portrayed and often distorted in the movies and modern culture, cowboy history will always be an indelible part of America’s early days. However, one of the most fundamental aspects of Wild West history seems to have been deliberately torn from the pages.   The Spanish Influence in Cowboy History   The American cowboys’ tradition, skills, and method of managing cattle have been largely...

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