What Categories Can I Shoot In?

SASS has a number of different categories in which a shooter can compete. These are designed to allow all shooters to be able to shoot in the style they would like to, as well as allow them to shoot against their own peers in order to find their own level of success. A wide range of shooters compete in this sport, with some as young at 8 and others in their eighties. By separating the categories as we do, this allows people to do well within their categories while all shooters still battle for the top cowboy (or cowgirl). Each of these categories is further separated by ladies and men.

The age-based categories are as follows:

  • Buckaroo: Under age 14. Shoots .22 and .410 shotgun is allowed
  • Young Guns: Age 14-16. Shoots smokeless with two-handed grip
  • Cowboy: Any age. Shoots smokeless with two-handed grip
  • Wrangler: Age 36-48. Shoots smokeless with two-handed grip
  • 49er: ¬†Age 49-59. Shoots smokeless with two-handed grip
  • Senior: Age 60-64. Shoots smokeless with two-handed grip
  • Silver Senior: Age 65-69. Shoots smokeless with two-handed grip
  • Elder Statesman: Age 70+. Shoots smokeless with two-handed grip

Other categories include the following:

  • Duelist: Age 59 and under. Shoots smokeless with one-handed grip, one pistol at a time
  • Senior Duelist: Age 60+. Shoots smokeless with one-handed grip, one pistol at a time
  • Gunfighter: Age 59 and under. Shoots smokeless with one-handed grip, both pistols out at the same time
  • Senior Gunfighter: Age 60+. Shoots smokeless with one-handed grip, both pistols out at the same time
  • Classic Cowboy: All ages. Special clothing and caliber requirements, shoots with one-handed grip
  • B-Western: All ages. Special clothing and gun requirements, can shoot with a variety of grip styles
  • Frontier Cartridge: All ages. Shoots black powder with two-handed grip
  • Frontier Cartridge Duelist: All ages. Shoots black powder with one-handed grip
  • Frontiersman: All ages. Shoots black powder with cap and ball revolvers with one-handed grip

As stated in a previous post, when you are first starting out, we recommend that you begin in an age based category until you learn the ropes, then decide if you want to branch into other categories.

Writen by BigTex