South Umpqua Vigilantes Cowboy Action Shooting Club

Quote:
Was that black or smokeless?
A tough old cowboy once told his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle
a little gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning.
The grandson did this religiously and he lived to the age of 93.
When he died, he left 14 children, 28 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and a fifteen-foot hole in the
wall of the crematorium.
- Anonymous -
 

What is Cowboy Action Shooting?

Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted international shooting sport in which contestants
compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, lever
action rifles and side-by-side double barreled, pre -1899 pump or lever action shotguns.

The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. Contestants shoot in
several one to five gun stages (courses of fire) in which they engage reactive steel and cardboard
silhouette targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. The truly unique aspect of Cowboy Action
Shooting is the requirement placed on authentic period or western screen dress.

Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late
19th century, or a Hollywood western star, and develop a costume accordingly.

There are four major categories in Cowboy Action competition based on the type of revolver and
shooting style:

1. Traditional/Modern:  Competitors use a two-hand hold firing either fixed-sight or adjustable-sight
revolvers.

2. Duelist:  The revolver is drawn and fired with one hand.

3. Gunfighter:  Competitors may shoot with two revolvers simultaneously, one in each hand.

4. Black powder (Frontiersman or Frontier Cartridge):  Blackpowder is used in all firearms.

Shooting categories may also be broken down by gender, age, and costuming requirements.


South Umpqua Vigilantes Links

South Umpqua Rod and Gun Club Event Details

Pictures of  the April 11, 2010 South Umpqua Vigilantes Cowboy Action Shoot

Pictures of  the June 13, 2010 South Umpqua Vigilantes Cowboy Action Shoot

Pictures of  the July 11, 2010 South Umpqua Vigilantes Cowboy Action Shoot

Pictures of  the October 10, 2010 South Umpqua Vigilantes Cowboy Action Shoot

Sample pictures of  a Cowboy Action Shooting town.


Cowboy Action Shooting Links

Cowboy action shoot requirements (doc)

Cowboy Acting Shooting Tips and Techniques (videos)

Cowboy Acting Shooting (Photo Gallery)

Getting Started in Cowboy Action Shooting Part 1 an overview

Getting Started in Cowboy Action Shooting Part 2 an overview

Single Action Shooting Society

Cowboy Action Shooting Rule Books