Cowboy Action Shooting uses the same facilities as IPSC. If using these ranges please close shotgun range for obvious safety reasons.
Men, Women, Children over 10 years old. Practices: 1 pm Saturdays at the IPSC ranges, behind the Shotgun Range. Call – Kelly at 250 392-7770 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association periodically hosts an open event where you can come and try out and get a flavour of CAS. Contact Kelly or check the web site for updates (Remember – eyes and ears)
CAS requires competitors to use firearms typical of the mid-to-late 19th century: single-action revolvers, lever-action riles chambered in pistol calibers, and side-by-side double-barreled shotguns (also referred to as Coach Guns – with or without external hammers, although automatic ejectors are not allowed), or pump-action shotguns with external hammers (similar to the Winchester 1897). Winchester 1887 lever-action shotguns and Colt Lightning slide-action rifles are also allowed in competition. Both original and reproduction guns are equally acceptable. All CAS handguns must be “single-action”, meaning that the hammer must be manually cocked before each shot can be fired.
Competition in a CAS match generally requires four guns: two revolvers, a shotgun, and a rifle chambered in a centerfire revolver caliber of a type in use prior to 1899. Some CAS matches also offer side events for single-shot “buffalo rifles”, speed shotgun, and other specialty shooting.
Competitors may wear an Old West or Victorian era style outfit and it is suggested that participants select an alias out of the Old West or have an “old west flair”. Aliases are registered with the sanctioning body so they are unique to the participant. Many find it necessary to be creative in selecting an alias (such as the banker who shoots under the alias “The Loan Arranger”) as virtually all historical names such as Wyatt Earp and Butch Cassidy have long since been claimed. Registered names cannot sound the same as another registered name.
Wild Bunch Action Shooting
This alternative was inspired by the famous Western film. This form uses “firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West just after the turn of the 20th century”. The revolvers used in normal SASS events are replaced with 1911 pistols; lever-action rifles remain in use, while only 1897-style pump-action shotguns are allowed. As in traditional CAS, originals and replicas are acceptable.
In Wild Bunch Action Shooting, pistols must be chambered for .45 ACP, rifles must be chambered for pistol cartridges of .40 caliber or greater, and shotguns must be 12 gauge. All ammunition for pistols or rifles must also meet a minimum power factor of 150, calculated by multiplying the bullet weight in grains and the muzzle velocity in feet per second and then dividing the result by 1000. Additionally, maximum muzzle velocities are limited to 1000 ft/s for pistol ammunition and 1400 ft/s for rifle ammunition.
2018 Cowboy Action
Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association | PO Box 4097 | 920 Bond Lake Rd | Williams Lake BC | V2G 2V2 | Range contact Barb Lucas 250-392-2706