American Confederation of Tactical Shooters

created in 2005

To provide a sport in which Civilian rifle owners along with Military and Law Enforcement professionals can practice ‘real world’ shooting skills in a sporting venue that has not been offered by any other shooting discipline or association.

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American Confederation of Tactical Shooters


Great American Defensive Pistol Association

started in 2005
incorporated in 2012

  • 2005 GADPA originally formed to sponsor defensive pistol matches in Atlanta
  • 2005 – 2020 hosts a Monthly Outdoor Match
    – at the South River Gun Club Conyers, GA
    – seven stage a wide variety of moving targets
  • weeknight Indoor Matches
  • 2012 GADPA (not-for-profit) was formed


Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association

founded mid 1990s

  • Fastest Growing Equestrian Sport
  •  two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition
  • It is required that you dress western
  • You can use any horse or mule

 Live rounds are strictly prohibited at competitions

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
PO Box 157
Roswell, NM 88202



Single Action Shooting Society

  • 1981 Cowboy Action Shooting created
  • April 1982 first END of TRAIL was introduced
  • 1987 formed by Harper Creigh
  • at Coto de Caza, California
  • 1987 – The Single Action Shooting Society formed
  • SASS is the governing organization of Cowboy Action Shooting, worldwide
  • SASS is headquartered in Edgewood, New Mexico
  • a staff of 5 employees
  • 1999, SASS expanded its national Cowboy Action Shooting Championship program to include SASS Regional Events
  • 2004, SASS purchased a rustic 480-acre ranch in the rolling hills 20 miles east of Albuquerque, New Mexico “Founders Ranch”
  • over 97,000 members in all fifty states and 18 foreign countries
  • 700 SASS affiliated clubs

Cowboy Action Shooting is the fastest growing outdoor shooting sport in the country. Attracting competitors from around the world, Cowboy Action Shooting is not only a sport that tests the shooters accuracy, but also a forum that brings back the days of the Old West in a veritable celebration of the cowboy lifestyle.

SASS publications

  • The Cowboy Chronicle
  • SASS Rule Book
  • Territorial Governor Bulletin
  • END of TRAIL Publications

Single Action Shooting Society
215 Cowboy Way
Edgewood, NM 87015

(877) 411-SASS


Steel Challenge (SCSA)

founded in 1981

  • by Mike Dalton and Mike Fichman
  • Seventy shooters competed in the first Steel Challenge
  •  2007 Dalton and Fichman sold Steel Challenge to United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)

  • 8 stages with 5 steel targets on each

Steel Challenge Shooting Association
An Organization of:
United States Practical Shooting Association
1639 Lindamood Ln.
Burlington, WA 98233