There will be a Cowboy Action Shoot this Saturday, July 16, at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Pistol Pits. This Saturday’s match starts at 8 a.m. instead of the usual 9 a.m. This SASS ruled event occurs every third Saturday through November.
The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, “Old West” style. Clothing attire and accoutrements, as well as the guns used, that reflects this period of the American West is required/encouraged to shoot in these events. Courses of fire are shot in stages that change each month, firing on fixed or reactive steel targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and overall time used to shoot each stage.
If this is something you think you might be interested in you are welcome to come and observe the event. We’ll show you what it’s all about and let you try shooting some of the guns (eye and ear protection required) after the match.
More information about Cowboy Action Shooting can be found on the LASC website at under “Programs/Pistol” or click on the “Cowboy Action Match” on the Calendar of Events.
About the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club
The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club (LASC) is dedicated and committed to providing a safe place and safe opportunities to enjoy the shooting sports in the various shooting disciplines for all of our members to enjoy. We firmly believe we have the Constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms, and we want to exercise that right by conducting and receiving world-class firearms and archery instruction, shooting for recreation and enjoyment, and participating in a wide variety of local and nationally recognized competitions. We believe that properly conducted firearms and archery training, practice, and competition improves not only our skills, but our character and our sense of responsibility for the safety and strength of our community. We work together to provide and continually improve safe shooting venues for handgun, shotgun, rifles and archery for our members and their families, our guests, and local law enforcement. We actively seek to provide proper training, practice, and competition opportunities for our youth by supporting 4H, junior ROTC, and junior Olympic preparation. Shooting is fun and we to offer all who will shoot responsibly and abide by our safety rules the opportunity to join the LASC.
The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is an organization with over 500 memberships (for more than 1,000 individual and family users). The Club provides instruction and a place to safely enjoy all shooting activities. Training in all forms of firearm handling and shooting provides our community with requisite skills for recreation, hunting, competition, and self-protection. The Club currently has Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Silhouette, Cowboy Action, Machine Gun, Women’s and Junior sections. We are a member club of both the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program and provide instruction on the fundamentals of marksmanship and firearms safety. Our Junior program is affiliated with the NRA and 4-H and provides instruction on safe and proper handling of firearms to our junior members. The Club offers several Hunter Education classes each year so hunters and junior hunters may enjoy the outdoor experience of safely hunting in New Mexico or surrounding states. Many local groups, with Club permission, use the Club grounds and other facilities for picnics and meetings; Boy Scouts, LAPD, Mounted Patrol, and other private groups.
The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club was formed by a few local citizens in October 1947 (LA Rifle Association). The non-profit organization continued to grow and thrive from a small group that used an old building in the downtown area to an outdoor range on Barranca Mesa to our present Rendija Canyon location in the early 1960’s. The format of the Club continues to be a single organization with several “sections”, each related to a particular area of interest. A Board of Directors is elected by the membership to oversee Club operations, provide improvements, approve private users, and interface with the community and NNSA/DOE as our landlord. The various section chairs are approved by and report to the Board of Directors.