Next Cowboy match is scheduled for Sunday, April 9th, 2023. (8:30am safety meeting).
Cowboy practice scheduled for Saturday, April 1st (8:30am to 12:30pm).
New: We now have monthly Cowboy Action practice days scheduled for the first Saturday of each month! New and expert shooters are welcome. The long-range targets (out to 300 meters) will also be available, as well as the pistol, shotgun, rifle, and Cody Dixon targets. Please use lead bullets only (gas checks OK for rifles) on the cowboy specific targets. Jacketed or FMJ loads are OK on the rifle silhouette steel only (right side of range). Remember eye and hearing protection required for everyone on the range including spectators!
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.Cowboy Shooting, what we do: 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.
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 (large round plates) start at 50 to 200 meters. We plan to extend the long range to 300 meters this summer.
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 8:30am 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Useful links: SASS, Texas Historical Shootist Society (THSS), Lever Rifle Silhouette
New: 2023 Greenwood Cowboy Action Match Schedule:
Safety meeting at 8:30 AM (must attend to shoot). Best to show-up by 8am so you have time to get ready. Shooting starts after safety meeting. Fort Tyler (Cowboy Town) will be in use entire Match Day.
PRACTICE DAY IS FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH (8:30am - 12:30pm)
MATCH DAY IS SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH (8am - 12:30am)
MATCH (8:30am) PRACTICE (8:30am-12:30pm)
Contacts: Rail Boss aka Chuck Webb - 979-285-5331, Rowdy Yates aka Steve Horlica - 979-319-0375, Slimy aka Scott Miller - email@example.com