COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING
(CAS) SECTOR

  • What is the Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) sector?

CAS is a multi-faceted sport shooting activity. Shooters must use firearms typical of the American Far West period, prior to the year 1900.

What characterizes the action shooting sector is that shooters wear period costumes from that era. Participants also adopt aliases associated with real or fictional persons from the 19th century.

Grouped as the SASS (Single Action Shooting Society), founded 30 years ago, this organization has over 100,000 members in more than 20 countries. In Canada, there are 30 affiliated clubs, with three currently in Québec.

The term « action » in the CAS acronym refers to the main type of firearm used, a holstered single action revolver.


  • To participate

You must have two holstered single action revolvers, a lever action rifle and a shotgun.

  • Equipment

Two holstered single action revolvers, a lever action rifle and a shotgun, typical of the era.

From .32 to .45 for the revolver/rifle (generally .38SP, .45 SP and .45 Colt).

Maximum velocities: revolver 1000ft/sec, rifle 1400 ft/sec.

NO modern calibres (later than 1900), for example: 9mm, .357 Mag, .44 Mag, etc.

Shotgun: 12, 16, 20 calibre, 7, 7 ½, 8 gauge.

Smokeless powder or black powder. Lead bullets only.

  • Competitions

An event has several stages during which three types of firearms are used. Each stage consists of a historical scenario or series of events. Targets are mainly metal and reactive.

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