I was introduced to Cowboy Action Shooting in 2005 by a good friend ( now deceased) Cowboy Butch aka Butch Powell. Since that first shoot in Feb. 05 I've found that this is the most fun I've ever had while shooting. I shoot with the Watrace Regulators in Wartrace Tennessee. SASS, Single Action Shooting Society, is the governing body of this sport.
At a monthly match we typically shoot 5 Stages (courses of fire). At each stage we shoot 2 single action revolvers, a lever action, or pump action rifle, and a double barrel, lever action or pump action (1897 Winchester or clone only) shotgun.
All of our guns are of a design made prior to 1900.
I hope you enjoy the pictures I've posted and if you're interested in Cowboy Action Shooting click on one of the links above and come out and watch a shoot near you.
2016, 2017 SENIOR DUELIST WORLD CHAMPION,
2007, 2008, 2009 Tennessee "B"-Western State Champion,
2008, 2009 Tennessee Black Powder "B"-Western State Champion,
2011 Tennessee-Kentucky Black Powder Shoot-Out Duelist Champion,
2011,2012 Tennessee Double Duelist State Champion, 2013,2014,2015,Senior Duelist State Champion,
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13 Cowboys rode into Wartrace for our final match of the year. No Cowgirls made it to this one and we missed them. Papa Dave started us with a brief Safety Meeting and after a prayer and the pledge we headed out to shoot.
This match was free to all who came out to join us on a really nice December day. We had sunshine, very little wind and 40's. The Cowboys shot the same stages we shot on the December 5th match and for a little twist the Wild Bunch used their 191l 's for the rifle targets also. For each stage they had to have 4 magazines minimum. Most said it felt funny walking to the line without a rifle. They all seemed to enjoy it but there were more misses than usual.
Cumberland Drifter was the Top Gun of the day followed by Randy Saint Eagle, Grey Horse, Gun Butcher and PeDe rounded out the Top 5 Cowboys.
Frank Buckshot was the Wild Bunch Top Gun and he was Clean up to the last stage. Frank was followed by CW Knight, Dobber and Papa Dave.
Grey Horse and Nantahala Ned shot "Clean Matches".
The next Cowboy Match at Wartrace will be Jan. 2nd and hopefully we'll be as lucky with the weather as we have been the end of this year. For more information about Wartrace and Cowboy Action Shooting always check out our website.
29 Cowgirls and Cowboys rode into Wartrace to help restore Law and Order. Since Sheriff Frank Canton retired we haven't had any official law in town. It was a beautiful day for December, about 40 when we started shooting and around 60 when we finished. When you combine this with sunshine and no wind it was great.
Papa Dave started us out with a brief Safety Meeting, Whiskey Hayes welcomed everyone, Jagged Rock offered a Prayer and led us in the Pledge. The posse lists were read and we headed out to shoot. This month we're shooting Wells Fargo, Cemetery, Grafton's, Line Shack and The Gallows.
We had one first time at Wartrace Shooter, Maddog McCoy who said he though he could come 600 miles from his home range and not be recognized but a couple of us recognized him right away. It's really hard to go unnoticed with a white holster rig.
I was on Posse 2 consisting of Capt. A O Brittles, Gringo Gordo, Demented Frenchman, Nantahala Ned, El Viejo Lobo, Jagged Rock, Imis Twohofon, Dobber, Papa Oso, Hopalong Mac, Whiskey Hayes, Frank Buckshot, Gunbutcher, Sunflower Kid and Randy Saint Eagle.
I had a a pretty good day, I started with 1 miss at Grafton's, ran decent at the Line Shack and then had a train wreck at the Gallows. I jacked out 2 rifle rounds and then missed a pistol shot. I got back on track at Wells Fargo and the Cemetery was my best stage. Here we had 2 rifle,5 plate racks, 2 pistols targets and 2 shotgun kd's. Gun order was shooters choice, rifle not last. At the beep knock down the 10 rifle plates(any left standing can be made up with rifle or shotgun), 2 shotgun kd's, then with the pistols 4 on P1, 5 on P2 then 1 on P1, I ran this stage in 16.72 seconds.
Papa Dave was the Top Gun of the day, followed by Reno Mustang, Randy Saint Eagle, Dodge City Dixie (Ladies Top Gun), Tabasco Jot, Sunflower Kid, Brada Tat Tat, Garnet Gal, Scrub Oak Willie and Pe De rounded out the Top 10.
Dodge City Dixie was the Ladies Top Gun, followed by Garnet Gal, Dirty Nerdy and Ida Shot'em.
Frank Buckshot, Gringo Gordo, Hopalong Mac, Papa Oso, Scrub Oak Willie, Tabasco Jot and Whiskey Hayes all shot Clean Matches. We give out an Eagle Eye award for the Wartrace Regulator who shoots the most Wartrace Matches Clean and there is only one match left this year to decide it.
The next match at Wartrace will be the Long Range, Dec 12 instead of the usual 4th Saturday due to Christmas. The next Cowboy match will be the Cowboy/ Wild Bunch match Dec. 19, for more info always check out our website.