Cowboy Action

IMG_0820-250x.JPGFor schedules, results, registration information and "What's Happening" at Oak Park Cowboys visit the "Fort Beggs Shootout" website at

The cowboys hold regular meetings every Monday evening at 8:00 pm in Plainfield. New shooters are encouraged to come out and get acquainted.

For further information contact Brian Pearson a.k.a. Toranado.

*Quoting from the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) Shooters Handbook, Eleventh Ed, Jan-2005, pp. 1-2:

Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted amateur 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.

Single Action Shooting Society

Contestants shoot in several one- to four-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.