Getting started in Cow-boy Action Shooting

To get started in Cow-boy Action Shooting you will need:

Two single action revolvers and a western style gunbelt.

A lever action rifle in a pistol calibre;
(e.g. .357, .38 Special, 44-40 WIN, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .45 Colt)
Note: the rifle must hold 10 rounds in magazine and 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 or Winchester 1897 style pump action.

Collared long sleeved shirt with buttons, jeans or cow-boy style dress pants, cow-boy boots, cow-boy hat, Eye and ear protection.

If you do not own the required firearms and have to purchase them, you will need a firearms Possession and Aquisition License (PAL). Go to or email Dave at Firearms Training for instructions on the procedures and courses required to obtain your PAL.

The following are not allowed:

No jacketed ammo - lead bullets only
No Factory .357 ammo
No 00 buck shot
No 30-30 lever action rifles
No automatic ejectors on double barrel shotguns

Need Help?
If yer pondering on procuring the proper irons, leather, garb & sundries pertaining to this particular pastime, be sure to parley with the many marauders at any one of our shoot'em-ups. They can put y’all on the right trail.