Is anyone here into Cowboy Action Shooting in Oregon?


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WarlockFirearms
August 2, 2010, 05:31 PM
I've never taken part in any cowboy action events, but I would like to check it out and possibly participate. I live in the Portland area and was just wondering if there are any Oregonians here who take part in the SASS shoots.

The only website I could find for SASS shooting was http://www.oowss.com/index.htm, but I have no idea how active they still are.

Any other websites to check out for events and info in Oregon?

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Sweet
August 7, 2010, 12:30 AM
Howdy. Check out this link.
http://www.sassnet.com/AClubs-Main-001A.php

SASS#23149
August 19, 2010, 12:11 PM
there are quite a few shoots in oregon and Washington,up and down the corridor
the one you mentinoned,in albany,is as good a shoot as there is anywhere.they shoot twice a month,and have lots of shooters show up.Great bunch of dedicated folks there.UPDATE; the albany club's 3 day annual shoot is this weekend,huge event,some VERY fast shooters will be on hand to watch.they are AMAZING to see. the main shooting is Saturday,best day to see it,but Sunday is ok too. friday is setup and side match day,still an ok day to visit.no charge to watch.

About the same distance North,there are 2 shoots in they tumwater area..south of it actually .

East of woodland,Wa about 25 minutes is another shoot,with the Wolverton Mt. Peacekeepers...my home range there also.
dang,almost forgot the foks at Canby..terrific bunch there too.

spectators are always welcome,and most clubs will take a Pard aside to shoot a few guns after the match.

All of the local clubs..heck,every club I've ever heard of make a person feel right at home real quick like.

sorry to be windy,but I do like the game,and the local shoots are a hoot

Cougfan2
August 19, 2010, 12:26 PM
You might want to check out Tri County Gun Club in Tualitin, OR. When I was a member there I remember they had cowboy action shoots most every month.

Here's a link.

http://www.tcgc.org/abouttcgc.htm

SASS#23149
August 19, 2010, 03:10 PM
I"d forgotten about tri county, I think they have both cosboy matches,and 3 gun matches,which is cowboy guns,shot on the move basically.

Cougfan2
August 19, 2010, 03:37 PM
I"d forgotten about tri county, I think they have both cosboy matches,and 3 gun matches,which is cowboy guns,shot on the move basically.

You are right. They do. Seen you post over on NWFA as well. Small world eh?

Red Cent
August 19, 2010, 05:35 PM
Somewhere up there in the far northwest is an old cowboy (well not too old) that answers to Long Jim Hancock. A West Virginia boy who lost his heart to a cowgirl. If you run into him say Howdy. Last time I saw Jim was at EOT 2007.

SASS#23149
August 19, 2010, 11:55 PM
Long Jim will be at the albany annual shoot this weekend,I'm gonna try to go watch for a spelll,I'll say howdy if I get up there.he' attend their shoots real regular-like.
will he know ya by that screeen name?

tinman080
August 20, 2010, 02:01 AM
SASS has lost its way, small caliber arms loaded so lightly that YOU CAN SEE THE BULLET HEADING TO THE TARGET is intended only to win win win only. This type of shooting is not competitive, it is NOT in the ''spirit of the game''. I contacted SASS and expressed my concerns about which way the emphasis of the organisation was headed and was basically rediculed for my concerns. Now the .45 automatic ? Come on! :eek:

Tilos
August 20, 2010, 10:55 AM
Warlock:
Be prepared to spend $1500 or more for the 3 guns you will need to compete in Cowboy Action.

Add to that the cost to tune those guns, reloading equipment to load puff loads, clothing, boots, gun leather/gear, an alias, funny sideburns or beard:D, and on and on.

If going up against a timer is what you want, Steel Challenge can be shot with any gun you already own, without the need of a holster or any other special equipment.

Red Cent
August 21, 2010, 03:30 PM
23149. yes sir, he will. Shot with Jim back in Almost Heaven and met up with him on the trail a time or two since. Great guy. I cannot remember the wife's alias. Isn't she related to a famous cowgirl :).
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/redcent69/Redandthegirls.jpg
The famous cowgirl on the left is Rocky Meadows. The other cowgirl is Fannie Kicknshoot, member of the Carolina Belles.

Tinman080, "spirit of the game" is in the eye of the beholder. Ever seen Wild Bill Hickok push a gun cart with an umbrella on it;)? This has been called a fantasy game from the start. Starts with you picking an alias and making your fantasy. I wear tricked out holsters from Bob Mernickle (Nevada) and Ron Kiebler (South Carolina). My shotgun belt is made by Russ the Carver (PA). My 38 bullet weighs 105 grs and does 795fps. Clocked at End Of Trail. My guns are done by Cody Conagher of WV. And I practice, practice, practice, ...............
This is a time eternal discussion that has no end or solution. Back in 2000 when I started it I called it LBN disease (low badge number :cool:).

Red Cent
August 21, 2010, 03:33 PM
Tilos, that is FOUR guns. And you are right. It is an expensive fantasy game. Paper, placques, and statues. And braggin' rights.

Tilos
August 21, 2010, 05:37 PM
I've spent a lot of time and money (and body abuse) trying to win grass high trophies in many different hobbies, but don't recall ever needing an alias:D

Wait, there was that time I used someone elses AMA card to compete in a motorcycle race, does that count as an alias:confused:

SASS#23149
August 22, 2010, 10:54 AM
I used to shoot with Mz. Rocky when she lived up here in Ory gun,what a hoot to shoot a match with...never a dull moment. !

Long Jim's wife's alias is Auntie Tye. also a lot of fun to shoot with,a real nice lady.

I shoot beat up guns in beat up holsters,and my beat up body just lets me go so fast,but I have a BLAST at matches.

A small percentage of Pards 'go for the gold', most of us go for the pot luck after the match. :)

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