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.