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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 of the Old West...

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

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Blog | 0 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 shot with...

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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 most famous...

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

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 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 influenced by...

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Western Gun Holsters: A Brief History

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Western Gun Holsters: A Brief History

Weapon holsters have been recorded to be around as early as biblical times. David had a pouch (a shepherd’s bag) on his waist to carry the stones that slew Goliath. The western gun holsters that we know today, however, had their first appearance in the early 1800’s. Nothing much have changed in their form and style since then.   What is a gun holster for?   After purchasing your gun, a gun holster is more likely the next important item on your buying list. There are several reasons why you will want to get a gun holster:   A gun holster was...

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Wild West: Incorrect Impressions About Wild West Guns

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Wild West: Incorrect Impressions About Wild West Guns

For many, many years, a boatload of wrong ideas have cropped up regarding Wild West guns. Books, magazines, and films have helped brand these western firearms as a symbol of disgrace and infamy. One-shot kills, high noon duels, and desperadoes shooting up every town they visit – most of these incidents are incorrect. You’ll be surprised that what you’ve accepted as true and historical about guns of the Wild West are mostly false impressions.     Dueling was an everyday occurrence   Everyone knows this familiar scene in western paperbacks and...

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CAS Match: How to Pick Your Category Before Joining One

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Blog, Clubs & Matches | 0 comments

CAS Match: How to Pick Your Category Before Joining One

The Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) makes the CAS match fair by prescribing generally similar guns for every member. Shooters are placed in their respective categories according to their age, gender, and shooting style.   The Cowboy and Cowgirl categories, which cover almost all of the adult membership, is participated in by most competitors. Older competitors can select categories that are only available to shooters past a certain age bracket. They can also choose to compete under the Cowboy or Cowgirl category.   Under shooting style,...

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SASS Shooting: Why You Should Participate in CAS Competitions

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Blog, CAS Basics, Clubs & Matches, Featured | 0 comments

SASS Shooting: Why You Should Participate in CAS Competitions

While the recreational sport of SASS shooting is only a few decades old, it has become one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the world. More often referred to as cowboy action shooting (CAS), this fun and exciting sport is governed and promoted by the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) which is headquartered in New Mexico, USA. Due to its popularity, various CAS clubs have been established in over 18 countries outside the continental United States.   Each weekend, local and regional competitions are held in the USA and in other...

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Western Wear: The Enduring Popularity of the Cowboy Boot

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Blog, Cowboy Clothes, Featured | 0 comments

Western Wear: The Enduring Popularity of the Cowboy Boot

Due to the rugged nature of their jobs, 19th century cowboys and lawmen needed sturdy western wear. This included their boots which they liked to wear with higher heels.   Today’s cowboy boots have evolved from different boot styles that spanned many, many years. In the early part of the 19th century, Britain’s Duke of Wellington wore a unique boot that came to be known today as the Wellington boot. The basic design of the hand-crafted boot comprised only four sections.   Western wear of European origin   The 1800’s saw Europeans...

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SASS Cowboy Shooting: Learn to Shoot Like a Western Gunslinger

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog, CAS Basics, Featured | 0 comments

SASS Cowboy Shooting: Learn to Shoot Like a Western Gunslinger

SASS Cowboy Action Shooting could be for you! Have you ever thought about what it’s like to be a cowboy or cowgirl in the 19th century Old West? If you’ve fantasized about it, then dream no more because somewhere in your locality is a Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) association that you can join.   This exciting and fun sport has been featured in a Fox News article entitled Shoot Like a Real Cowboy. Want to learn how to shoot like a genuine Wild West gunslinger? Well, CAS offers you that opportunity.     The Fox News article mentions the main...

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Cowboy Shooting Competition: What Happens in a Cowboy Action Shooting Match

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Blog, CAS Basics, Clubs & Matches, Featured | 0 comments

Cowboy Shooting Competition: What Happens in a Cowboy Action Shooting Match

Tales of the American cowboys in films, books, and magazines have fascinated many shooters and cowboy shooting competition aficionados for years, long after the West was won. It was for this reason that cowboy action shooting (CAS) and the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) was born.   A few decades after its establishment as a family recreational sport, CAS has spread not only throughout the United States but also in many countries worldwide. On a regular basis, the various CAS clubs will hold competitions or matches. These can be small...

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