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Relive Old West Gunplay and Period Dress, with Your Own Cowboy Alias

Old West Cowboy Shooting at Sacramento Valley Shooting Center

Located just six miles out of Ione, CA, the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center is not only the largest outdoor cowboy shooting range west of the Mississippi but also among the best in the world. It is a recipient of the National Rifle Association Gold Medal Range Status since 2009 and has caught the attention of CAS fans and aficionados from all over the world. Each year, the range play host to various regional, national and international sports shooting competition attended by gun enthusiasts worldwide.

Of the clubs that frequently participate in the events, the California Rangers is perhaps one of the most popular. In an article authored by Sarah Spinetta for Ledger Dispatch, she mentions:

“One of the most dearly-loved clubs is the California Rangers, which is just one of six SASS-affiliated Cowboy Action Shooting clubs shooting at the SVSC. Matches are scored by the quickest total time rather than by points. Every match, you can choose to shoot smokeless or black powder as a “gunfighter”, “duelist”, “traditional”, or all of the above in the “open” category. The action is fast; participants shoot at many different sizes and shapes of steel targets, as fast as they safely can.”


Even total newcomers to the sport of cowboy shooting won’t feel any pressure and is understandably not expected to perform like a pro. CVSC Rangemaster and President Jim Caudle, alias “Jimmy Frisco”, said:

Everyone messes up and misses sometimes…We keep it fun and light-hearted. It’s like you went back in time to the 1800s, because everyone dresses accordingly and has guns from that era. The laughter and the kidding around are all part of this shoot-out.

If you want to experience what life was like in the Old West 150 years ago, go ahead and visit Sacramento Valley Shooting Center at 15501 Miess Road, in Sloughhouse. SVSC is open all seven days of the week.

If you’re not into cowboy shooting sport, SVSC offers you a dozen ranges, more than 400 firing positions, and a large number of clubs to fit your needs.

Click here to read Sarah Spinetta’s complete article on cowboy shooting.

To get more info about how to get started in the sport of cowboy shooting,   click here and see how much fun you can derive from this sport.

Image and video reprinted from Ledger Dispatch.



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