First of all what is Cowboy Action Shooting?
Cowboy Action shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West; single action revolvers, lever action or pump rifles, and double barreled side by side, pre-1899 pump or lever action shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized Old West Style. Contestants shoot in several three or four gun stages (courses of fire). Five or Six being the normal number of stages, in which they fire on steel targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. The truly unique aspect of cowboy action shooting is the requirement placed on authentic period dress. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character, or a Hollywood western star, and develop their costume accordingly.