Cowboy Action Shooting & S.A.S.S.
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.
Each scenario, as they are called, features an array of situations, many based on famous incidents or movies scenes, in which the shooters must test their mettle against steel targets.
One of the unique aspects of SASS approved Cowboy Action Shooting™ is the requirement placed on costuming. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century.
Every SASS member is required to select a shooting alias representative of a character or profession from the Old West or the western film genre.
The Single Action Shooting Society is the international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™.
SASS members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting.
If you would like to know more about Cowboy Action Shooting, visit the Single Action Shooting Society's website for more information on this challenging and colorful shooting sport!
Full credit to the Single Action Shooting Society, and their website, for providing much of this information!