Cowboy (wild Bunch) 

ORPA and ORPA-affiliated clubs offer a few different programs for both novices and experienced hunters.


Cowboy Action Shooting is governed by The Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), and details can be found at: SASS-affiliated clubs hold most events, and a listing of those clubs is also on that website. A typical club match would be held one day over a weekend. It would consist of a safety meeting for all shooters (EG::0945) and a six-seven stage competition (EG starting:1000). Competitors form up in a possee; usually, around 15-20 people and a stage would generally be shooting ten pistols (5 in each pistol), ten dilfe and 2-8 shotgun. At then end of the vent, an awards ceremony is held to announce the winners of the various categories of shooters.



Two single action pistols (either original or reproduction), a rifle in a pistol caliber and a shotgun either double barrel, pump or lever action of the period prior to 1900.


Ammunition is lead only, no copper jacketed or coper wash.


Costuming is a big part of and each participant is required to adopt an alias appropriate to a character of the 19 th century.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How are competitions held?

The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, “Old West” style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete for prestige on a course of different shooting stages.

How much does it cost?

That would depend on each person’s financial capabilities and desires. Once you have the basic necessities of the two pistols and holster, rifle, and shotgun along with some type of gun cart to carry those items along with ammunition.

Do I need a cowboy costume?

The costume is limited by your imagination
HOWEVER, there are certain requirements based on the type category chosen. This is outlined in the SASS handbook availabe on the SASS website.