Wild Bunch Action Shooting shares similarities to SASS Cowboy Action Shooting. However, there are some notable differences. The sport uses 1911 Pistols in .45 acp, Lever Action Rifles chambered for pistol caliber of .40 and above, and model 1897 12ga. Pump Shotguns or Model 12 pump shotguns. Sanctioned matches are designed specifically to provide stage scenarios which incorporate down range as well as lateral movement, more pistol and shotgun rounds fired per stage and a variety of reactive targets such as plate racks, dueling trees, moving targets and rifle/pistol knowckdown targets as well. - SASS Wild Bunch website
The competition is loosely based on the 1969 "Wild Bunch" movie directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan as aging outlaws planning one last big score (a bank robbery) while the traditional American West disappears around them.
To try Wild Bunch Action Shooting find a local match and ask to borrow equipment. ORPA will post Wild Bunch match dates as they become available.