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


World Fast Draw Association

formed in 1976

  • nonprofit group
  • dedicated to governing, preserving and promoting the sport of Fast Draw
  • Mid-Western and Western Fast Draw Associations merged
  • one of the largest sanctioning bodies in the sport of Fast Draw
  • active members in the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, Germany, and more
  • blanks and wax bullets are the recommended