Besides guns, there are
several things you will need to get started. If you don't have everything at
first - that's OK! Just come on out and join the fun! A New
Shooter Info Packet is available
Ammo - Revolver and (main
match) rifle ammunition may not be jacketed, semi-jacketed, plated, gas checked,
or copper washed. It must be all lead. Molydisulfide coated bullets or
equivalent are acceptable. Revolver ammunition
must have a muzzle velocity less than 1,000 fps. Rifle ammunition must have a
muzzle velocity less than 1,400 fps. You will need
approximately 50 revolver rounds, 50 rifle rounds, and 25 shotgun shells for
Costume - Cowboy Action
is a combination of historical reenactment and Saturday morning at the matinee.
Participants may choose the style of costume they wish to wear, but all clothing
must be typical of the late 19th century, a B-western movie, or Western
television series. SASS
puts a great deal of emphasis on costuming because it
adds so much to the uniqueness of our game and helps create a festive, informal
atmosphere that supports the friendly, fraternal feeling we encourage in our
Alias- One of the unique aspects
of CAS is the requirement for all competitors to select an alias. This name will
be used during all competitions. SASS is approaching
80,000 members so you will
have to be creative in selecting a name as duplicates are not allowed. Your best
bet is to call the SASS office to see if the name you want is available. Have
several choices when you call. The SASS office number is (714) 694-1800. See the SASS manualfor rules
Safety Equipment - All shooters and
spectators must have safety glasses and hearing protection. Several vendors
offer period looking glasses and most competitors use ear plugs of some kind.
Wrap around sun glasses are discouraged as they detract from the period look.
Carrying your Guns
- Western style leather holsters are required for all revolvers. Many companies
offer these for sale. Plastic, nylon, Cordura, etc is not allowed. You may also
wish to make or buy a cart or wagon to move your rifles, ammunition, etc from
stage to stage.
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