Anyone who enjoys watching western movies and has fond memories of such TV shows such as Gunsmoke and Have Gun Will Travel will enjoy CAS. Companies such as Colt and Winchester have begun to reintroduce the firearms that made them famous at the end of the 19th centry. Many firms such as Ruger, Uberti and Beretta produce exact replicas of the old Colts and Winchesters that are more economically priced. This has made acquiring a CAS legal gun much easier for those who wish to get involved.
The main focus of CAS is to have fun. All shooters are welcome regardless of how good or bad a shot you are. Costuming is very important in CAS and many cow-boy shooters spend a great deal of time and effort perfecting their Old West persona. This means no T-shirts, running shoes or baseball caps. Western style wear to include cow-boy hat and boots are in order. Your persona can be based upon any historical or fictional character of the American or Canadian Old West. This includes gunfighters, marshals, preachers, sheriffs, turn of the century Mounties, civil war soldiers, villains, saloon girls (or "soiled doves" as we like to call them) and Native North Americans to name just a few. And ladies are always welcome to come out and join the fun whether they shoot or not.
Many cow-boys join the
Single Action Shooting Society
but it's not mandatory in
order to ride with the OVM
Although we welcome everyone to join us in Cow-boy Action Shooting (the world's fastest growing shooting sport), a shooting match - even one as friendly as Cow-boy Action - is not the place to learn basic firearm handling skills. So if you're new to handling firearms, you're still welcome to come on down and watch us shoot. If you don't have your guns yet, you can ask opinions from the shooters to help you decide. But we strongly suggest that before you actually shoot a match, take your guns out to the range and shoot 100 rounds or so in order to start getting comfortable with them. This is also a good opportunity to practise what you have been taught like muzzle and trigger finger control. That way, your first match will be more enjoyable!" Check the Match Dates for exact dates.