Club Activities

Club Board Meetings

Club Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Club House (indoor small bore range).

Indoor Small Bore Range

Archery

Junior rifle

Air rifle

Pistol league

High Power Range

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CMP match

Generally follows the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and National Rifle Association (NRA) Service Rifle match format. (This is NOT a CMP or NRA sanctioned event)

Definition of “Service Rifle”:

“Service Rifle-U.S. Rifle, Caliber.30 M1” or caliber 7.62 mm M1, (M1 Garand), as issued by U.S. Armed Forces, or the same type and caliber of commercially manufactured rifle, having not less than 4 1/2 pound trigger pull, with standard type stock and standard type leather or web sling. The front and rear sights must be United States Army design, but may vary in dimensions of rear sight aperture and front sight blade.

“Service Rifle-U.S. Rifle, Caliber 7.62 mm M 14” as issued by the U.S. Armed Forces or the same type and caliber of commercially manufactured rifle (M1A), having not less than a 4 1/2 pound trigger pull, with standard type stock of wood or synthetic material. The rifle must be so modified as to be incapable of automatic fire. In all courses and in all positions the 20-round box magazine or a reduced capacity magazine of the same external dimensions will be attached. The front and rear sights must be of United States Army design, but may vary in dimensions of rear sight aperture and front sight blade.

“Service Rifle-U.S. Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm M16 series” as issued by the U.S. Armed Forces, or the same type and caliber of commercially procured rifle (AR-15), without bipod or grenade launcher, having not less than a 4 1/2 pound trigger pull, with standard-type fixed stock or
adjustable stock, pistol grip, standard hand guard or quad rail, and leather or web sling. Maximum barrel length of 20”, or 21 1/4” with flash suppressor. The rifle must be so modified as to be incapable of automatic fire. In all courses of fire and in all positions the standard 20-round or 30-round box magazine or a reduced capacity magazine of the same external dimensions will be attached. The front and rear sights may be either the standard aperture and post design, or an
optical sight with a maximum of 4.5X may be used. Front sights may be fixed, collapsible or removable. Competitors using standard open aperture & post sights will receive an additional points added to their score for the Slow Fire Prone stage.

“Foreign Service Rifle” – Any center fire, self-loading rifle, as issued for general service by the armed forces of any nation, or the same type and caliber of commercially manufactured rifle, having not less than a 4 1/2 pound trigger pull, with standard type stock and standard leather web sling. The rifle must be so modified as to be incapable of automatic fire. In all courses and all positions the standard 20-round or 30-round box magazine will be attached.

“Old Soldier Service Rifle” – See definition of Old Soldier rifle below.

CMP Match Course of Fire:

(50 round match at 200 yards)

Slow Fire Prone Position: 20 rounds, single load, in a time limit of 20 minutes, on a 600 yard reduced target. Competitors using standard aperture & post open sights will receive an additional 10 points added to their Slow Fire Prone score.

Rapid Fire Prone Position: 10 rounds in a time limit of 70 seconds* on a 300 yard reduced target.

Rapid Fire Sitting Position: 10 rounds in a time limit of 60 seconds* on a 200 yard target.

Slow Fire Standing Position: 10 rounds, single load, in a time limit of 10 minutes on a 200 yard target.

*In the Rapid Fire stages, shooters will use two magazines or clips, loaded with 5 rounds each,with 2 rounds and 8 rounds. At the fire command, load, shoot the first magazine/clip, reload, then
shoot the 2nd magazine/clip, within the time limit.

Carbine Match

Definition of Carbine:

Any legal rifle with a barrel length between 16 inches to 18 inches. Longer barrel rifles may be used if the shooter does not own a “Carbine” – this is a “fun match”, and we encourage you to come shoot what you got. Semi-automatic magazine or stripper-clip fed carbines are best for this course of fire.

Carbine Match Course of Fire:

(40 round match at 50 yards)
This is a Rapid Fire match. Start with two (02) 10-round magazines (or equivalent)
At the “Fire” command”:

  • Take 5 shots from the standing position
  • Go to kneeling position, take 5 shots from the kneeling position
  • Go to the prone position, reload with a fresh 10 round magazine, take 10 shots from the prone position

Time Goal: Under 1 minute (time will be allowed for “saved rounds” at the end of 1 minute)

Old soldiers

Hunter site-in

Multipurpose Range

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Temporary closure to the public

Action-Pistol Range

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Action pistol

Cowboy action

What is SASS?

  • Cowboy Action Shooting is a family oriented shooting sport which preserves and promotes the spirit
    and traditions of the Old West!
  • It’s not only a sport, but a celebration of the Cowboy lifestyle with a focus on American history, camaraderie and the safe recreational use of firearms instead of pure competition.

Firearms

Firearms used are typical of those used in the taming of the Old West:

  • Single action revolvers
    • Any single action revolver designed and in use prior to 1899, or copies thereof, including the Ruger Vaquero, Bisley-Vaquero and Blackhawk. Must be of .32 caliber or greater. No modern
      modifications.
  • Pistol caliber lever action rifles
    • Any lever or slide action, tubular fed, exposed hammer rifle or carbine manufactured before 1899, or reproduction. Must be in a pistol caliber of .25 caliber or greater. Only open iron sites or original style tang mounted peep sites are allowed.
  • Old time shotguns
    • Any side by side shotgun typical of the era without automatic ejectors. Any lever action or a Winchester 97 pump shotgun. Bore no larger than 10 ga. and no smaller than 20 ga.

Ammunition

  • Revolver ammunition must have a muzzle velocity of less than 1000 fps.
  • Rifle ammunition must have a muzzle velocity less than 1400 fps.
  • Rifle and revolver ammunition must be of single projectile design and must be all lead.
  • No jacketed, semi-jacketed, plated, gas checked or copper washed bullets allowed.

Gear

Safety Equipment
All shooters and spectators must have safety glasses and hearing protection. Several vendors offer period looking glasses and most competitors use ear plugs of various types to accommodate wearing a western hat.

Carrying your guns

  • Western style leather holsters are required for all revolvers. Leather shotgun belts or slides are available.

 

 

You may want to make or buy a gun cart to move your gear between stages during a match.

Costume

  • A truly FUN aspect of Cowboy Action Shooting is the requirement placed on dressing for historical reenactment
    or western screen dress.

    • A great deal of emphasis is placed on costuming because it adds so much to the festive, informal and
      entertainment value of our sport.

the “Alias”

  • Each participant is required to adopt an alias appropriate to a person or profession of the late 19th century or a
    Hollywood western star.

    • This is a truly fun aspect of the sport! At each match, participants are known by their Alias and you may
      never learn what their real names are.

Scoring and Timing

  • Matches are scored based on elapsed shooting time with added penalty points for misses and procedurals.
  • Each stage is scored individually, and most of the time, the total combined score for all stages completed is ranked for place of finish, either overall or by category.

How to Join

Join the fastest growing shooting sport in the nation. It’s as simple as visiting the SASS website at:
www.sassnet.com and come shoot with our SASS affiliated club, the Black River Regulators.

Beginner/intermediate pistol

Blackpowder Range

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Rain-dee-voo

Boy scouts Spring hunt

Puget sound free trappers

Old west cartridge match

Archery Range

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Practice range and trail

family oriented, members only club with events open to the public