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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.


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The Fox News article mentions the main aspects of the sport including the re-enactment of the Old West lifestyle and competition target shooting using pistol-caliber firearms from that era. Dressing in period costume and assuming an alias based on a real or fictional Western character add an authentic touch to the experience.

SASS cowboy action shooting is relatively new. It was started in 1981 by Harper Creigh, later to be known by his CAS alias Judge Roy Bean (SASS #1). An administrative and regulatory body was needed as the sport progressed. The Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) was created in 1987 for this reason.

Fox News wrote:


The competition has been drawing out cowboys, and a few cowgirls, since the late 1980s — but recently the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting has become a fast-growing trend. Groups like the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), which has over 70,000 members, holds public and private competitions worldwide, drawing in Old West aficionados of all guns and stripes.

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Who else wants to be a SASS cowboy?


Fox News also mentioned that members receive special badges and get to choose their desired character alias upon registration. It also mentioned the shooting competition setup as well as the firearms required. The article also includes pointers and tips from CAS members.


CASS Cowboy Action Shooting Stage


Everybody wants to be a cowboy from when they are a kid. This just gives us a chance to fulfill these fantasies.   

Shawn Goggin alias “Irish Billy Jordan”, CAS shooter

SASS cowboy action shooting is not just about knocking over steel targets with period firearms. It is also about reliving the spirit of the Old West, learning the Cowboy Way, and having a lot of fun doing it.


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Need to dress the part? Visit our CAS Western Shop.




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