SASS recognizes shooting categories based upon age, gender, costuming, equipment, shooting style and/or propellant. (The age for a competitor is determined by their age on the first day the match starts.)
All SASS categories may be subdivided by gender, e.g. Lady Duelist, Lady Gunfighter, Lady 49’er, Lady Wrangler, etc. Competitors may compete within any category for which they qualify.
There are no exclusive men’s categories – women may choose to shoot with men.
Age Based Pistol may be shot with two handsDuelist - 1 Hand on pistol
Buckaroo/Buckarette 13 years old and under Junior Boy or Girl 16 and under Cowboys/Cowgirls any age Wrangler 36 & up Forty-Niner 49 & up Senior 65 & up Silver Senior 65 & up : Grande Dame
70 & up Cattle Baron/Cattle Baroness 75 & up El Patron/La Patrona 80 & up Note: Cowboy through El Patron have not Lower limits. So an El Patron could choose to shoot Cowboy
Gunfighter - Pistol in each hand
Classic Cowboy Duelist - Guns and dress in pre 1883
“B” Western Guns and attire like 30- 50’s movie and TV
Black Powder Categories
Frontier Cartridge Black Powder (or Sub) in regular guns
Frontiersman (Duelist) Black Powder (or sub) with
Cap and Ball Revolvers
Experimental Categories -
Outlaw - Rules for Outlaw Category
Outlaw shooting is NOT for the novice shooter; proficiency in gun handling is a must before participating in this category!
Experimental Black Powder Categories
Updated May 12, 2018