Frontier or Cowboy Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which shooters compete with firearms typical of those used on the Frontier; Single Action Revolvers, Double Barrel Shotguns, Lever Action Rifles, etc.
The shooting competitions are staged in a unique old west frontier style. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed, usually on reactive steel targets.
The truly unique aspect of Frontier Action shooting is the requirement placed on wearing western era clothing. Each member is encouraged to adopt a persona appropriate to the time period between 1865 and 1910. They should then develop a suitable alias and costume.
Action shooting wants participants to be safe, have fun, develop their competitive shooting skills and most of all enjoy the rich traditions of the old time western frontier.
This shooting sport was designed for all levels of shooters. Targets are generous in size and placed at such proximity that the difficulty or challenge competitors face is the speed they engage a course of fire. However, competitors all learn soon enough that no target is too big or too close that they can’t miss it.
Specific rules and explanations can be found in the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) Shooter’s Handbook which can be found here
Contact the Section Director – Dave @ 250-287-9207SASS Rules