LOCAL RANGE RULES
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CAPITAL CITY COWBOYS MATCH DATE & TIMES
Capital City Gun Club / Capital City Cowboys
12200 NW 4th Street, Topeka, KS 66615
GPS Coordinates: 39°04'12.9"N 95°54'29.5"W
When and where?
When and where?
The Capital City Cowboys SASS shoots are held on the fourth Sunday of each month.
There is a mandatory safety briefing at 9:30 am. We generally start shooting at about 9:45am. Arrive early to chat with the others, get your guns and carts prepared, and get signed in.
In case of a dust storm, twister, blizzard, stampede, or in-law ambush occurs and we have to cancel a shoot we’ll send you a telegraph (providing we have your current e-mail address) and we’ll post a special notice on the web site.
Sometime back we adopted a 40 degree rule; meanin’ when the mercury drops below 40 or will still be less than 40 at 10:00 on a shooting day we cancel the match. We always try to make that determination at least a couple days in advance.
Everything else is a safety call. (Snow, Ice, etc…)
What to expect -
Western Action Shooting is a timed shooting event celebrating the Ole’ West adventures between 1865-1899. The shooter is provided directions for completing a series of stages using two six-guns, a pistol caliber lever action rifle, and 1897 or SxS shotgun. Competitors work together as a posse to time, count misses, ensure safety at the loading and unloading tables, track scores and cheer for posse members.
Participants choose an alias and wear clothing reminiscent of the time period 1865-1899 or may wear B-Western attire. Clothing can be very simple or elaborate as determined by the competitor. Some competitor’s choose to develop a persona, or life-story, for their alias and choose clothing and firearms that reflect their persona.
The Cowboys periodically offer SASS Range Officer training to help posse member’s increase their knowledge and skills and to perform the various posse jobs at their best!
Eye and Ear protection is required even for spectators!
Scoring (Please note that SASS rules are followed)
§ Misses add 5 seconds.
§ Procedurals (shooting targets in a different order than directed) add 10 seconds.
§ Minor safety penalties add additional time.
§ (Local rule) One squib is a warning with a second squib a match disqualification.
§ Targets and distances for stages conform to SASS specifications.
§ The stages are written with safe gun handling in mind.
§ The range is an “open” grass area.
§ Temporary props add an Old West ambience to the range.
§ Standard monthly shoots involve 6 stages and they typically move quickly.
§ Ammunition required loaded for Western Action Shooting (lead bullets only): 60 rounds pistol, 60 rounds rifle, and 25 shotgun rounds. (Low brass loads for the shotgun, 7 ½ or 8 shot load – your gun and shoulder will thank you as well.)
§ Tip! Never hurts to bring a little extra ammo – running out of ammo in the middle of a gunfight isn’t fun!
Clothing (Need not be elaborate!)
For men or women, a simple pair of blue denim pants (no shorts), loose fitting, with the belt loops removed, long-sleeved button shirt, and a pair of boots (no tennis shoes) will suffice.
For women, a long skirt, long-sleeved button shirt, and a pair of boots or simple shoes (no tennis shoes) will work just fine.
A hat is recommended. Competitors also wear leather holster rigs to carry their six-guns and have gun carts to carry long guns, ammo and other items useful on the range. Many vendors and patterns for reproduction items are available on-line to help you with ideas or clothing needs. Feel free to ask competitors for assistance!
If you don’t have all the firearms, don’t worry! Come on out. Cowboys are a friendly bunch and someone will loan you what you need. We recommend that shooters new to the sport come watch a match and try out the different guns to ensure appropriate firearm purchases that will meet your individual needs.