Platte Valley Gunslinger Vigilance Committee
Robert Pinkerton, Black Iron Dan, Dalton Masterson, Freeda Bee Mee
Three Quarters, Sizzlin' Sage, South Platte Red, Yellow Rose of the Plains, Firewater
not pictured: Gunsmoke, Key Star Kid
The Platte Valley Gunslingers are a SASS® affiliated shooting group. Our matches are generally held on the first Sunday of the month, starting in May. Please view our shooting schedule for exact dates.
In Cowboy Action Shooting™, contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the old west: single action pistols, pistol caliber lever action or pump rifles, and old time shotguns. A typical monthly match consists of five or six stages. Each stage is a course of fire where the competitor fires any number of rounds from any combination of firearms through a prearranged scenario.
The competition is a timed event, from the time the buzzer sounds until the last shot is fired. There is a five second penalty for each missed target and a ten second penalty for a procedural error.
One of the unique aspects of SASS® approved Cowboy Action Shooting™ is the requirement placed on costuming. Each participant adopts a shooting alias and their costume is developed accordingly. Many participants gain more enjoyment from the costuming aspect than from the shooting itself. Regardless of a SASS® member's area of interest, SASS® events provide opportunities for fellowship and fun with like-minded folks and families.
As the game of Cowboy Action Shooting™ has evolved, SASS® members have developed an attitude towards their participation called "The Spirit of the Game". It is a code by which we live. Competing in "The Spirit of the Game" means you fully participate in what the competition asks. You try your best to dress the part, use the appropriate competition tools, and respect the traditions of the Old West. Some folks would call it nothing more than good sportsmanship - we simply call it "The Spirit of the Game".
The Platte Valley Gunslingers began at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in June 2006. We have hosted the 2007, 2008, and 2009 SASS® NE State Championships as well as the 2007 and 2008 SASS® NE State Blackpowder Shootouts. In 2010, PVG will host the Cornhusker State Games cowboy action match in June, and the SASS® NE State Championship match in September. We invite you to come and shoot with us!
New shooters are strongly encouraged to join us. If you are new to Cowboy Action Shooting™ and would like to shoot a monthly match but are unsure if you have all the equipment needed, contact us! We will make sure you have the opportunity to participate in this exciting sport.
Please visit our photo gallery to view our cowboy town and more!
Check out our new website at http://www.plattevalleygunslingers.com
For more information on SASS®, go to http://www.sassnet.com/
To contact the Platte Valley Gunslingers, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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