Matches are generally held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Check calendar for details.
The Western Wisconsin Wild Bunch
The Western Wisconsin Wild Bunch is a Cowboy Action and Wild Bunch Shooting club affiliated with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). Cowboy Action shooters use live ammunition, old west era firearms, (single action pistols, rifles and shotguns), shoot at steel targets while dressing in 1880’s, B-Western or TV series costumes. Wild Bunch shooters use live ammunition, 1911 pistols, lever action pistol caliber rifles, 1897 and 1912 shotguns. Most of our shooting takes place in a re-created 1880’s western town complete with a livery, saloon, two hotels, and barber shop!
Rod and Gun Club membership is not required to participate. SASS Membership not required for monthly and non-SASS sponsored annual Club Matches.
What is SASS
The Single Action Shooting Society is an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. SASS members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting.
Old West Aliases and Costumes
One of the unique aspects of SASS approved Cowboy Action Shooting™ is the requirement placed on costuming. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Hollywood western star, or an appropriate character from fiction. Their costume is then developed accordingly. Many event participants gain more enjoyment from the costuming aspect of our sport than from the shooting competition, itself. Regardless of a SASS member’s individual area of interest, SASS events provide regular opportunities for fellowship and fun with like-minded folks and families.
Choosing an Alias
Every SASS member is required to select a shooting alias representative of a character or profession from the Old West or the western film genre.
Old West Firearms
Cowboy Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old time shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, “Old West” style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete for prestige on a course of different shooting stages. Each scenario, as they are called, features an array of situations, many based on famous incidents or movies scenes, in which the shooters must test their mettle against steel targets.
Spirit of the Game
As the game of Cowboy Action Shooting™ has evolved, our members have developed and adopted an attitude towards their participation called “The Spirit of the Game.” It is a code by which we live. Competing in “The Spirit of the Game” means you fully participate in what the competition asks. You try your best to dress the part, use the appropriate competition tools, and respect the traditions of the Old West. Some folks would call it nothing more than good sportsmanship. We call it “Spirit of the Game.”