Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted shooting sport where competitors compete with firearms typical of those used in the Old West: single action revolvers, lever action rifles, and double barreled, side by side, pre-1899 pump, or lever action shotguns. The range is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. Each participant adopts a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the early 19 th century or a Hollywood western star, and creates a costume to match according to their character. This alias is used at every monthly competition or special event held by the society.
Members will receive a subscription to "The Telegraph," the Alberta Frontier Shootists Society's newsletter. As well the membership will provide:
- Invitations to attend all special events
- Sanctioned matches
- Range use
What is cowboy action shooting all about?
Cowboy action shooting places importance on the late 19 th century cowboy days. Each member of the club gives themselves an alias and dresses in costume according to their alias. The shooters compete with firearms in an "Old West" style using single action revolvers, lever action rifles, sawed off shot guns, or derringers.
Watch a video outlining our sport and association below!
Alias, Characters and Clothing
Each member is required to give themselves an alias which is representative of movies, fiction or professions of the late 19 th century. Aliases may not repeat or be named to confuse with another member's alias. No two members are allowed to have the same alias. Dress must be worn to represent the alias chosen. The clothing must be from the late 19 th century cowboy days.