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COWBOY ACTION (updated 3/24/2021)


Next Cowboy match scheduled for Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Don't forget to bring your Buffalo rifle!

Cowboy and Western Action Shooting is a multifaceted amateur shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers; lever action rifles; and side by side double barreled, pre-1899 pump, or lever action shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, Old West style. NEW: We also have a new long range side match, so bring your Buffalo rifles or any old west long gun, lever or single-shot (i.e. 45-70, 38-55, 30-30, 45 Colt, etc.). The side match steel targets (round plates) start at 100 yards to go out to 220 yards, where there's a Quigley bucket made from quarter size oxygen cylinder). We plan to extend the long range to 300 yards this summer and possibly further, funds and snakes permitting.

New .22LR Double Deuce Category

With the current strain on ammo and reloading components, Greenwood and THSS are offering up the use of a .22 rimfire revolver or rifle as a substitute for your pistol caliber revolver or rifle for monthly matches. You may use one or more .22 rimfire pistols or rifle to participate in this category, you don’t have to use all .22 rimfire firearms. Using at least one .22 rimfire firearm puts you in the Double Deuce category.  Double Deuce will be a standalone category.

  • Ammunition: Standard .22 caliber long rifle (no hi-speeds), “lead bullet only” (including copper washed bullets).
  • Revolver: One or two SASS legal .22 rimfire single action revolvers. If the revolver will hold more than six rounds, only five will be loaded.
  • Rifle: .22 rimfire lever-action rifle, or pump action, with exposed hammer.
  • Shotgun: Any SASS legal shotgun.
  • All SASS and THSS safety rules apply.

The truly unique aspect of Cowboy and Western Action Shooting is the requirement placed on authentic period or western screen dress. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, or a Hollywood western star, and develop a costume accordingly.

We are somewhat informal at Greenwood dress wise, where new shooters only need jeans, long sleeve shirt and cowboy boots/hat to start with (and new shooters shoot free for the first time). During the extreme heat of the summer months we have summer dress, which allows shorts, short sleeve shirts, etc. (still need your cowboy hat and boots). We follow the Texas shooting categories and SASS safety procedures, which you can get more information at the links below.

Our matches are held the second Sunday of each month and cost $15 bucks. We have a short Safety meeting at 8:30 and the posse assignments and shooting starts after that meeting. Our cowboy town (range) is accessible at the far right end of the Greenwood Club. Take the road around to left of maintenance buildings, located behind pistol berms. The Cowboy Action director (Rail Boss) can add you to our email list and provide gate access code for match days.  

For further information, leave message with the Cowboy action director at 979-285-5331 (email: n5fsf@comcast.net).

Useful links: SASS , Texas Historical Shootist Society (THSS) , Trailhead 2021

Next Cowboy match scheduled for Sunday, May 9th, 2021.

2021 Schedule

Greenwood Gun Club is a 501(c)(7) organization owned and operated in Brazoria County since 1958.

Greenwood Gun Club · PO Box 1441 · Lake Jackson, TX 77566
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