What is Cowboy Action Shooting
Cowboy Action Shooting
Is it sport or fun, competition or exhibition?
Imagine a shooter dressed in a period wild west costume, with Colts loaded with live ammunition in holsters around his waist, a Winchester in his hand, also with live ammunition, a shotgun on the table, and buckshot shells in a shot belt around his body. Steel targets are set up in front of him at various distances, and thoughts run through his mind as to how to hit the targets safely, quickly, and most importantly, flawlessly. The referee asks him if he is ready and gives the signal. After the signal, the shooter uses rehearsed movements to shoot at the targets in a predetermined order, the surrounding judges check his movements and hits and do not give him anything. Time is relentless, only the fastest and most accurate wins.... This is Cowboy Action Shooting, is it sport or fun? Let's try to answer this question.
Cowboy Action Shooting
is a specific sport category of single-action weapons shooting in an exceptional combination of weapons that the shooter must shoot in competition.
It is a shooting sport, although in this country the professional community views this shooting as fun, and the shooters themselves as nerds with Colts. It is always up to the moment when such an observer tries it, and experiences the real feeling of this shooting, the adrenaline, and realizes that it is not easy to shoot like this. The leading CAS shooters achieve admirable results and times in this shooting while maintaining 100% accuracy.
This instinctive shooting is inspired by cowboy shootouts in the wild west, and has created unique scenarios, spacing metal targets at distances and sizes that evoke the shootouts of that wild west era.
Single-action weapons in this case mean guns made before 1900, or replicas of them. In order to function, the respective weapon must be cocked before each shot (except for the shotgun deuce....), and they evoke the period feel of shooting.
An exceptional combination of weapons is that on each stage the shooter fires two revolvers (5+5 shots), a rifle (usually 10 shots, but the range is 4-10 shots depending on the scenario) and a shotgun (2-8 shots).
Cowboy action shooting is shot at metal targets so that the shooter can achieve the shortest time and achieve maximum accuracy (no misses).
Our shooters consider it the most fun sport shooting they have ever tried....