British Western Shooting Society

Cowboy Action Shooting, the shortest way to the Old West short of owning a time machine!

16th and 17th November

Shoot Cancelled!!

Due to several members not being available and weather being unpredictable the decision was taken to cancel the shoot.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience 

Macauley (Slinger)

Welcome To The BWSS Webpage

Message from the chairman.


Our aim is to preserve and promote cowboy action shooting in Great Britain as the other CAS organisation around the world do in their countries.

 Cowboy action shooting is one of the quickest growing shooting disciplines in the world created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting.





Regional matches conducted by affiliated clubs are held through out the year.

These comprise of various stages with the use of period fire arms. The BWSS is run with the same rules and procedures to ensure safety, as the SASS and other CAS associations. We aim to provide enjoyment and consistency in Cowboy Action Shooting matches.  Members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting.  


One of the unique aspects of approved Cowboy Action Shooting is the requirement placed on costuming. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Hollywood western star, or an appropriate character from fiction. Their costume is then developed accordingly. Many event participants gain more enjoyment from the costuming aspect of our sport than from the shooting competition, itself. Regardless of a member’s individual area of interest, events provide regular opportunities for fellowship and fun with like-minded folks and families.

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, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old time shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete for prestige on a course of different shooting stages.


Each scenario, as they are called, features an array of situations, many based on famous incidents or movies scenes, in which the shooters must test their mettle against steel and paper targets.


As the game of Cowboy Action Shooting has evolved, our members have developed and adopted 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 call it "Spirit of the Game."


I hope this has given you an insight to CAS. If you are interested come along and see use at one of our shoots. We have quest days and if you want to join you will find a membership form on this site.


If you have any queries please contact us and I am sure that we will have the answer.







About Photo Selection

We have a large selection of photos from prvious years. If you want any of these to be sent please email me for a list Albums from previous competitions.

 All our photos in the Gallery are just a selection. If you wish for all the pictires from the competitions email me. I will give you information on what I will need off you.

Blog & Questbook

Please feel to leave comments on the blog page. On our quest book please leave constructive critisism about how i can improve the site.

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