Cowboy Action shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: Single-action revolvers, pistol caliber lever-action rifles and old-time shotguns. MVSA has 12 frontier-town shooting platforms on which the match is held. The shooting competition takes place in unique, Old West-style shooting stages, and requires each participant to adopt a shooting alias and wear clothing typical of the late 19th Century. Matches consist of shooting four to six “stages” using two single-action pistols, a lever-action rifle, and a shotgun on each stage. Contestants shoot lead bullets at steel reactive targets with scoring based on accuracy and speed.
Operating under the rules and guidelines of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), MVSA holds Cowboy Action matches the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Matches start promptly at 10 am, with registration open at 9 am and the shooters meeting at 9:45 am. The match fee is $10.00. Members, non-members, and guests are invited to participate. All new shooters are required attend an orientation prior to participating.
The biggest match of the year is the annual "Shootin’ in the Shade" event with the Mountain Valley Vigilantes, scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Check the MVSA calendar for exact date and time. For more information contact Glen Irvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.