As your Rio Salado Club Territorial Governor, I am here to gather comments, criticisms, needs and your proposed rule changes and communicate them to SASS Headquarters. I will also keep the Club updated on rule changes from SASS. Your RSCASS staff will continue to encourage the growth of Cowboy Action Shooting and our great Club through monthly practices and New Shooter Orientations.
As members, you also represent SASS and our Club. So please encourage your shooting friends to give Cowboy Shooting a try. All the info required to start is on our website. I encourage every club member to read the new Shooters Handbook, which was updated in January 2020. It contains past rule changes and a new format which is easier to follow. You will find rule clarifications by the ROC at http://www.oowss.com/ROCornerIndex.htm.
If you have any questions on rules in the SASS Shooters Handbook, please ask me. If I don’t have the immediate answer, I can find it for you.
Territorial Governor Update:
Welcome back everyone from Winter Range 2020. The wonderful weather and challenging stages made for a great championship match. Congratulations to all our club members who participated in the main match, Wild Bunch and side matches.
Congratulations to Sassy Dancer as the Lady Senior Champion!
And a very big Congratulations to Sassy Dancer for be selected as the newest member of the ROC for SASS. She will help shape the future of SASS and we look forward to her continued guidance in this sport we all love.
Here are a couple items that came up at Winter Range:
The ROC would like to remind all clubs of the slip and fall (long gun) rule.
A long gun that slips and falls but does NOT break the 170, is an issue of continuous motion. If a shooter discards a long gun after use and it is at complete rest for a very brief moment, then slips and falls without breaking the 170, then this is MSV.
However, if a shooter discards a long gun after use, and it remains in continuous motion (or is bumped and made to fall by the shooter) and falls to the ground, then it is a dropped gun, and a SDQ would apply.
Another item to remind everyone about:
When a shooter has a gun malfunction make sure you verbally declare it broken or broke to the TO before putting it down and continuing with your stage. Don’t assume the TO knows what is happening with your firearm. If you just discard the gun without the declaration, you will be assessed for any appropriate penalties e.g a SDQ if there is an unfired round under the hammer.
Be safe and shoot straight. See you at the next match!