SASS stands for Single Action Shooting Society. It is
an international organization created to preserve and promote the fast growing
sport of Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS).
SASS endorses regional matches conducted by affiliated clubs and annually
produces END of TRAIL, the World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting
& Wild West Jubilee.
Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) is a multifaceted shooting
sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the
taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, lever action rifles, and side
by side double barreled, pre-1899 pump, or lever action shotguns. The
shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style.
Contestants shoot in several one-to four-gun stages (courses
of fire) in which they engage reactive steel and cardboard silhouette targets.
Scoring is based on accuracy and speed.
The truly unique aspect of Cowboy Action Shooting is the
requirement placed on authentic period or western screen dress. Each
participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or
profession of the late 19th century, or a Hollywood western star, and develop a