Do you know what the most fun part of Single Action Shooting is?
Here’s a clue: it has nothing to do with the shooting.
Single Action Shooting is all about re-enacting the way of life in the Old West during the late 19th century. And, to be able to do that, you also need to embrace the way they used to dress during that era.
Choosing the right clothing is quite easy. Still, there are a lot of considerations to make and a lot of details to plan ahead of time.
Mind you, Single Action Shooting enthusiasts are truly enthusiastic about their costumes. It’s time you started to feel the excitement too.
Here are some tips on how to choose your Single Action Shooting clothing:
- Hats, boots, jeans and bandannas are a staple. If you’re into Single Action Shooting, you need to have all of these items in your wardrobe. Hats like the Akubra or the Stetson are the more popular choices. If you’d like to be a little more adventurous in your clothing, invest in a pair of chaps, a frock coat, suspenders and vests to play around with your Old West cowboy look.
- Choose clothing closest to your SAS alias or persona. Single Action Shooters have aliases, or a western persona. For instance, they could name themselves after a character in an Old West movie or even a fictional character in a book. And because you represent a certain character, dressing after them becomes a breeze.
- Go the extra mile. Want to be noticed? Then pay more attention to the details of your costume. For instance, for the ladies, you can opt for period-correct materials and patterns for your dresses. There are a few seamstresses and tailors who are still quite familiar with making Old West costumes. Be sure to ask around your club for suggestions and recommendations.