As your Rio Salado Club President and 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 2022. 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.
President & Territorial Governor Update:
Greetings Cowboys and Cowgirls,
As we all welcome in the new shooting year and prepare for EOT, I’d like to extend a welcome to our newest Board Member, Paca McMasters.
Paca has been volunteering at our club ever since joining the Rio Cowboys and has been instrumental in helping to run Long Range, match setup and our Cowboy Practice. We look forward to many more years of distinguished service with the Rio Cowboys.
Volunteering is the only way we can run our matches and special events like practice and long range. If anyone is interested in helping out your Club in any way, please let us know via email or see us out on the range. We welcome any and all help. And for all those that help setup and breakdown matches, Thank You again for your support.
The SASS Territorial Governors just completed voting on the 2 items recommended for change in the Handbook – Juniors shooting gunfighter and changing the black powder standard. Both items were rejected by a wide margin. Thanks for everyone’s input and the vote the club conducted on the matter.
Due to EOT our March match will be modified to accommodate a reduced setup crew. We will still provide an opportunity for those not attending EOT to enjoy a cowboy match. Please check the website for more details regarding the schedule and modifications to this match.
The Rio Cowboys will be hosting an RO1 class March 25th at our range and RO2 class April 30.
Registration for both classes is open now and the class details can found on our website. Please send me an email if you plan to attend. We have some new members in the club now and all of us could certainly use a refresher on the rules. And it would benefit us all to get some new RO2 pins in our club. It’s very rare that we get a chance to conduct an RO2 class at the range but we have secured pistol bay 4 to set up our class stages. Flying W Ramrod and Sassy Dancer are scheduled as our instructors.
See you at the next match,
Be safe and shoot straight!