About Cowboy Action
Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West; single action revolvers (calibers .32 to .45), lever action rifles (calibers .25 to .45 long colt), and side-by-side double barrel or pre-1899 pump or lever action shotguns (12, 16 or 20 gauge). One exception, children under 13 are referred to as a Buckaroo and are allowed to use .22s and 410s.
The shooting competition is staged in a unique OLD WEST style. Cowboy attire is required, which is anything from boots and jeans to clothing that personifies a specific western character. For beginners long sleeved shirts and jeans will do – no tank tops, shorts or ball caps. You will soon discover that part of the fun is the costume and of course the alias.
All real Cowboy shooters have an alias (Im A Quickshot or WB Hickock) which can even be associated with your costume. You can be a movie star and never have to go to Hollywood. Believe me, this is one sport that is really fun, not for just you, but the whole family.
There are several shooting categories. Some are age and gender based and others are equipment based. There is certainly one that will suit you and provide you with a shooting experience that you'll never forget.