is a SASS-affiliated cowboy action
shooting club located in Oakwood, Texas. We were founded in August
2001 by Justa Hand
We are dedicated to reliving the history of the American
West through cowboy action shooting. The club is designed to provide
a safe and friendly environment for cowboy shooting enthusiasts.
Strict shooting rules
What is Cowboy Shooting?: Cowboy
action shooting is the fastest growing shooting sport. Shooters
dress in 1800-period duds and compete in scenarios. The scenarios
are western-based scenes that require the shooters to role-play an old
west character in a movie-type setting called a "stage". Some of the
are: a general store facade, a cowboy campsite, a log
cabin, and a blacksmith shop. The shooter is required to act out the
scenario while engaging various targets with 1800-period firearms.
We usually shoot six main
stages and a side
match. Practice/warm-up stages are open before and after the match.
So, bring extra ammo for the side matches and practice stages. Whether you
are a beginner or an experienced shooter or you just want
to find out more, come join us at a monthly shoot.
Our Range Marshal can show you the
cowboy and cowgirl shooting. Yes ladies, we have a bunch of
ladies all dressed up
with the best clothes and of course guns!
Oakwood Outlaws club is a SASS-affiliated
club. SASS stands for Single Action Shooting Society. SASS is our
governing body that makes the rules that we use for our matches. The
SASS Shooter's Handbook is a good
place to start with all of the details.
Tools of the Trade:
Shooters use originals or reproductions of firearms manufactured during
the 1800's. A match requires two pistols, a rifle or carbine, and a
shotgun. Ammunition must be light-loads with lead bullets or shot.
Pistols: The pistols must be single-action revolvers of at least
.32 caliber with bullets loaded below 1,000 fps.
Rifle: The rifle/carbine must be a pistol caliber in lever or
slide action with an exposed hammer. Open sights including tang
mounted peep sights only--No scopes of any kind. Lead only bullets
loaded below 1,400 fps.
Shotgun: The shotgun can be a side-by-side double barrel or a
pump with an exposed hammer. A double-barrel can have one or two
triggers with or without an exposed hammer. No automatic ejectors
are allowed. Shotgun ammo must be no larger than 10 gauge and no
smaller than 20 gauge. Use #4 or smaller lead only shot.
Shooting Classes & Awards:
The Outlaws present award ribbons to the first
three finishers in the following SASS classes:
(60 yrs & over)
(60 yrs & over)
(36 - 48yrs)
|Cowboy / Cowgirl
(60 - 64
(49 - 59 yrs)
(65 - 69
(Ladies 70 - 74 yrs)
(Men 70- 74 yrs)
|Lady Range Boss
(Ladies 75+ yrs)
(Men 75 - 79 yrs)
(up to 10 yrs)
(Men 80+ yrs)
|Buckaroo / Buckarette
(10 through 13 yrs)
(rules for the SASS classes)
(14 through 16 yrs)
Each class is also available as a ladies category except as noted.
A special award
ribbon is presented to shooters who shoot a "Clean
Match"--that is no
We also give the "Justa Hand"
ribbon to the shooter who finishes the match in the middle of the pack.
This shooter may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer; however, this
shooter is "Justa good Hand" to have around.
The Oakwood Outlaws also shoot the "Greenhorn"
class which is available to new cowboy shooters. Shooters may
participate in this class for their first 5 cowboy shoots. This
gives our new shooters an opportunity to decide which SASS class they
would like to shoot. The class you select will determine which guns
you will need to purchase. Some classes also have costume
requirements, such as the B-Western class. Come on out to a monthly
match and we can help you decide.
The Outlaws have a special class available for our fastest
Outlaw shooters called the "Most
class. Men and women may voluntarily participate in this class to
compete against our fastest shooters. Award ribbons are
presented to the top three finishers.
CAMPING: We have primitive camp sites
available. Camper trailers are
welcome; however, we do not have hook-ups yet. Some
trailer sites now have access to electricity for a modest fee.
Reservations are required for the
electrical hookups. Contact
TX Alline at 903/545-2252. We have
extra wide gates and a wide road to accommodate your trailer. There is no charge to park a tent or
Hotels are available in our area.
Most hotels are within 15 - 30 minutes of the range.
On Saturday night, we have a
Restaurants are available locally in Oakwood and about 15min from the Club
in Buffalo or Palestine, Texas.
On June 15, 2002, the
sent a reporter (Jeannie Kever) and photographer
(Steve Campbell) to our Outlaw
shoot to write a story about our cowboy club. The story was
available in the July 5, 2002 edition of the
the Lifestyle & Features section. If you missed purchasing
your July 5th copy of the Houston Chronicle,
click here for the story.
Vendors are Welcome at
Call TX Alline at 903/545-2252 to make arrangements.
Individual and family memberships
Membership privileges include reduced rates for the shoots, club
monthly newsletter with score sheets, and club calendar. Membership is not
required to participate in our monthly shoots.
If you would
like to join our club, call
Club memberships are also available on
this web site and at our
Monthly Shoot Outs
Our club shoots on the second Saturday and consecutive Sunday of each month. We
usually shoot six main stages and two or three side matches.
Practice/warm-up stages are open before and after the match. So,
bring extra ammo for the side matches and practice stages.
Check out our
Events page for our latest match schedule
including any last minute schedule changes.
The Outlaws also have a weekday
shoot which is held the Monday following the regular monthly match. Check out our
Events page for the dates.
Spectators are very welcome at our shoots. Protective eye wear and
ear protection are mandatory for all shooters and spectators inside the
range during the shoot. Strict
rules are enforced to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time.
Check out the
EVENTS page for detailed information about the upcoming shoot out and other
Outlaw events. Strict shooting rules
Per Day $12
Little Buckaroo &
Buckaroo Shoot FREE
So, come on out y’all and join us for
some fun cowboy action shooting.
The Oakwood Outlaws