Facilities

Important! Please read the Range Rules

Clubhouse & Frank Lohrengel Indoor Small Bore Range

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High Power Range

HIGH POWER RIFLE MATCHES

COURSES OF FIRE

NOTE ON THE TYPE OF RIFLES ALLOWED FOR EACH MATCH: Shooters may use Any Rifle they choose to shoot any of our High Power Rifle Matches. However, only those shooters using the designated type of rifle for each match will be eligible for match  placing and awards. Shooters choosing to use Any Rifle shall shoot  the same course of fire as is designated for the match.

“Any Rifle” – A rifle with no restrictions on sights or accessories, except that it must be legal and
safe to competitors and range personnel. Ammunition will be restricted to no larger than .45
caliber.

“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 byU.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)
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Clyde O’Brien & George Stenson Multipurpose Range

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Action-Pistol Range

 

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.
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Blackpowder Range

Black Powder Range

Free trappers of Puget SoundThe Blackpowder range is oriented towards shooting of muzzleloaders (rifles, pistols and shotguns, up to .85 caliber (10 gage)) Rim fire arms up to .22 magnum are also permitted. No center fire arms are allowed for general member use. This range is 100 yards long and has a fixed firing line at the front of the range shelter. Target supports are present at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards, consisted of fence mesh supported on posts. Each range support also has one or more metal gong supports with varying types of response targets. Shooters are requested to place targets only on the mesh and it works best to use a target backer, like a piece of cardboard. Some clothespins are available but best bring your own. A number of portable shooting benches are in the range shelter.Raindevoo

The blackpowder, muzzleloading group, the Puget Sound Free Trappers, holds monthly shoots
October thru May on the first Saturday starting at 9 AM with shooting starting at 10 AM.
RaindevooThese combine paper and response targets and vary in types of guns and configuration.
Novelty type matches are also included. In keeping with the tradition of fur-trade era, matches are for
traditional, side-lock arms and fur-trade era period dress is encouraged and awarded extra point credit.
Monthly shoot fee is $10.00.
Shooting prizes are awarded for each month, usually grub-type, non-vegetarian items.

RaindevooMembership in the Free Trappers is gained by showing up for a match and getting your name on the Booshway’s contact list. The range is also used by the Small bore bench rest shooters for the IBR 50/50 program. The Puget Sound Free Trappers hold their annual event, The Rain Dee Voo on President’s Day Weekend, in February. This involves shooting on the Blackpowder Trail range, rather than the permanent range Its competition includes Rifle, Pistol and Trade gun as well as Knife and ‘Hawk. There is also a Trader’s Fair in the Club house featuring vendors dealing in period (fur trade era) clothing and equipment. A detailed flyer for each year is available.
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Archery Range

 

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