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Cowboy Action Shooting

Developed in 1981 by Southern Californian Harper Creigh with the help of two friends, Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) uses the myths and legends of the American West as a catalyst for a sport that combines the skill of tactical shooting with the thrill of fantasy role-playing, but with live firearms. Competitors are required to pick an alias and don an outfit suggestive of a famous 19th-century western individual or profession, or a character from a western film or television show. Equipped with two single-action revolvers, a rifle, and a shotgun, the designs of which predate 1899, shooters compete in a demanding sport that requires strong eye/hand coordination and mental focus. From its inception, CAS was promoted as a family activity, with women and girls competing ...

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