11-year-old Durangoan world champion shooter

Lots of young boys like to play a shoot-’em-up cowboy. Not many do it with live ammo. Eleven-year-old Lyle Bryson does. And he’s pretty good at it. This summer, he earned the title of World Champion in Cowboy Action Shooting in the Buckaroo age category. On Sunday, Bryson, who goes under the moniker “Young Gun,” […]

Seniors take aim at games

Desert Valley Times – St. George, UT, USA: HURRICANE – Handlebar mustaches and handguns were featured Saturday in the final Cowboy Action Shooting event at the Huntsman World Senior Games. The gunplay competition has been part of the games for seven years, said Dixie Bell, the competition alias for Dixie Miller, who is treasurer of […]

‘Shootout on the Santa Fe’ contest draws 120 competitors

Laura Rodriguez celebrated her birthday differently Saturday than most 10 year olds. She put on her jeans and boots, took out her .32-caliber pistol and headed to the Wild West – or a close replica in Fort White. On Saturday, about 120 shooters of all ages joined Laura in the Fort White Cowboy Cavalry’s ninth […]

Cowboys beat cops in SASS shooting competition

This is from the Mountain View Telegraph: It seems appropriate that the state where Billy the Kid and his ragtag bunch of outlaws scoffed the law would hold a match to settle who is best with a shooting iron: cops or cowboys. That shootout was held Saturday at the Founders Ranch near Edgewood, and the […]

`Cowboys’ shoot for state titles in Australia

Members of the Ararat Pistol Club embrace the fun, excitement and traditions of cowboy lore as they bring the American wild west to Ararat. Single action shooting tests shooters’ accuracy while bringing back the days of the Old West in a celebration of the cowboy lifestyle. Four members of the Ararat Pistol Club travelled interstate […]

The Old West lives on

Rodney Freidrich made it very clear from the start. “I don’t golf,” he said in a gravelly voice that fits his Wild West persona of Sam Pickett. In fact, what Freidrich does is a far cry from golfing. Freidrich competes in a form of competitive shooting that lends itself back to the days of Billy […]

Cowboys Shoot it Out in Pike

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP – The Matamoras Rod & Gun Club hosted a “cowboy action club” competitive shoot Sunday with the “Matamoras Mavericks” on Rod & Gun Club Road in Westfall. Club members come from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and they compete in different locations, explained club spokesperson and action shooter Sal “Hammerin Steel” Pinzone […]

Have gun, will travel – to Kearney

Shooters in period dress put their marksmanship to the test this past weekend at the Fall Black Powder Shoot at the James Farm in Kearney. Twenty people from throughout the region competed in the shootout, which tested their aim using either cap and ball revolvers or cartridge revolvers, said Bryan Ivlow, treasurer of the Friends […]

Black powder shoot at the Jesse James Farm

Participants fire at the ace of spades. The Jesse James Farm and Museum in Kearney was the site of a “black powder shoot” Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. The shootout drew marksmen with cap and ball revolvers or frontier cartridge revolvers in period dress, and targets – such as a candle flame, ace of spades (photocopies), […]

Ruckus a big event for gun club

LATELY, BURLY BILL has been acting a little more like Bob The Builder than the gun-toting Western persona the local cowboy action shooter usually takes up on weekends. But he (his real name is Bill Bell) and other members of the Indian Territory Single Action Shooting Society had a town to build and a big […]

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