BLACK HORSE SHOOTISTS

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The Black Horse Shootists are a Cowboy Action Shooting Club affiliated with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS).

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. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, “Old West” style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete on a course of different shooting stages.

Each scenario, as they are called, features an array of situations, many based on famous incidents or movies scenes, in which the shooters must test their mettle against steel targets.

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One of the unique aspects of SASS approved Cowboy Action Shooting is the requirement placed on costuming. Each participant adopts a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Hollywood western star, or an appropriate character from fiction. Their costume is then developed accordingly.

Many event participants gain as much enjoyment from the costuming aspect of our sport as from the shooting competition itself. Regardless of a SASS member’s individual area of interest, SASS events provide regular opportunities for fellowship and fun with like-minded folks and families.  SASS shooters range in age from 12 to 90 which makes it a great family activity.

The Black Horse Shootists are in the process of building a 9-bay shooting range on the Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex which will look like an Old Western town when it is completed. BHS hosted the 2015 SASS Montana State Championship and will be hosting the 2016 event from July 15 – 17.  Visitors and spectators are welcome.