How to Get Started in SAS

Single Action Shooting is one of the most interesting outdoor shooting sports out there. Not only does it test a competitor’s skill and accuracy in shooting, it also relives the days of the Old West and the unique cowboy lifestyle.

If you’re a huge fan of the Old West and would like to take part in something totally unique, fun and engaging – it’s time to delve into the world of the Old West.

Here are some tips on how to get started in SAS:

  1. Join the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). Become a member of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). Here, you’ll get to choose your unique SASS alias derived from Old West characters in history, books or movies. You’ll also get to know the latest news on new SASS guidelines and competitions.
  2. Find a club near you. The next step you need to take is by finding a SAS club near your area. Before you start buying your western-era items, you need to find a club where you can join. Visit the SASS website to see if there’s a club within your area.
  3. Make a friend. Once you know where the clubs are, go ahead and visit one. Make sure to make friends. You’ll be surprised to see how friendly Single Action Shooters are, as compared to other shooting groups. Everybody wants more cowboy shooters and they’d happily give you advice on what firearms to get or where to get them for a cheaper price.
  4. Learn all about the required equipment. Like other shooting sports, Single Action Shooting also has some specific required equipment, particularly firearms. The three basic types of firearms you’ll need are 2 single-action revolvers, a lever action rifle in pistol caliber and a period-correct shotgun. Here’s some tips on how to choose your Single Action Shooting firearms. (hyperlink with article)
  5. Gun leather. Now that you know what firearms you’re going to need, you’ll need to have some quality gun leather to store your firearms and ammunition safely. Basically, you’ll need a leather gun holster, a cartridge belt and loading strips. If you’re not ready to splurge on some really expensive leather, here are some gun holsters to check out. (hyperlink with products)
  6. The fun part is in the dressing up. Single Action Shooting wouldn’t be as popular, or as fun, if it wasn’t for the clothing. All members are required to dress up the way cowboys did back in the 1800s. Choose period-correct costumes like Stetson hats, cowboy boots, chaps, jeans, vests and bandannas. For the women, scour the area for seamstresses who are familiar with traditional Old West dresses or find a pattern and do it yourself.