To get started in Cowboy Action Shooting you will need...

Two single action revolvers and a western style gunbelt.

A lever action rifle in a pistol calibre.
(examples 357, 38 Special, 44-40, 44 Special, 44 Magnum, 45 Colt)

Note that the rifle must hold 10 rounds in the magazine. (not 9 + 1 in the chamber).

A 12, 16 or 20 gauge shotgun using 7 1/2 or 8 shot only. Can be a double barrel with hidden 
or exposed hammers, a 1887 lever action or a 1897 style pump action.

A collared long sleeved shirt with buttons, jeans or cowboy style dress pants, cowboy or lace
up boots, a cowboy hat and eye & ear protection.

The following are not allowed: No jacketed ammo - lead bullets only. No Factory magnum ammo.

Need Help?
If you are wondering how to acquire the proper guns, leather and clothing pertaining to our sport, be sure to talk with any of our cowboys at our matches. They can help to set you on the right trail.

Here is a good Getting Started Video you can watch.



Wild Turkey Posse's Magic Lamp Test

pass over it with your cursor, if it lights up you have what it takes to be a Cowboy Action Shooter
Many cowboys join the Single Action Shooting Society
but it's not mandatory to ride with our posse