Photos From August 1, 2004 Cowboy Action Shoot

For all of you who wondered what a cowboy action shoot is all about, here are a few pictures taken from the August shoot at WWSC.  There are still a couple of matches left if you care to check it out for yourselves.  The action usually gets started around 10 am.  Check the club calendar for dates.  They are held on the first Sunday of the month up on the Charter Range (except for September).

What is cowboy action shooting?  Well, in a nutshell it is one of the fastest growing shooting sports around.  You compete against other shooters for the fastest time to get through a course of 3 different events using a rifle, two pistols, and a shotgun.  Steel targets are set at various distances and you are allowed only so many shots.  Each miss adds 5 seconds to your time.  Usually the weapons are authentic reproductions of those used in the Wild West in the late 1800s, although there is a modern category that allows newer handguns.  All handguns are single action.  Dressing up in period apparel is also part of the fun as you can see from the pictures below.  There were some mighty fine looking weapons and some mighty friendly folks that day.  If you are interested in more information on Cowboy Action shooting, check out the Single Action Shooting Society website and the Wolverine Rangers website.

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