The Cajon Cowboys, established in 1996 as a family orientated Cowboy Action Shooting Club, holds two shoots a month at the Gem Ranch in Devore California. Since our founding, we emerged in three years as the largest Cowboy Action Shooting Club in the world. The Cajon Cowboys are affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Single Action Shooting Society (SASS).
Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted 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 double barreled side-by-side, pre 1899 pump or lever action shotguns are all used. Contestants shoot in several, usually six or eight, courses of fire in which they engage reactive steel targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. One unique aspect of Cowboy Action Shooting is the requirement of authentic period dress. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to the character or profession of the late 19th century, or a Hollywood western star, and develop a costume accordingly.