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About Tejas Pistoleros

Tejas Pistoleros, INC.
"A Traditional Cowboy Action Shooting Club"
P.O. Box 321074
Houston, Texas 77221

TEJAS PISTOLEROS, Inc., a Texas Non-Profit Corporation, is one of the oldest SASS Affiliated Cowboy Action Shooting™ Clubs in Texas. In October 2000, we hosted our 8th Annual Match, "Stand Off at Plum Creek" (now re-named "Longhorn Crossing"), in conjunction with the 5th Annual Texas State Rifle Association Cowboy Action Shooting Championship. This was the 2nd time TEJAS PISTOLEROS has hosted the TSRA Event.

Cowboy Action Shooting™ is a multifaceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, lever action rifles, and side by side double barreled shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique "Old West" style. Contestants shoot several stages (courses of fire) in which they engage reactive steel targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed.

The truly unique aspect of Cowboy Action Shooting™ is the requirement placed on authentic period or western screen dress. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, or a Hollywood western star, and develop a costume accordingly.

American history buffs and serious shooters alike agree that the use of vintage firearms, authentic costuming, unique targets, and fast action make Cowboy Action Shooting™ one of the most interesting of all shooting sports for both spectator and contestant alike.

As the game of Cowboy Action Shooting™ has evolved, our members have developed and adopted an attitude towards their participation we call "The Spirit of the Game". Competing in "The Spirit of the Game" means you fully participate in what the competition asks. You do not look for ways to create an advantage out of what is or is not stated as a rule or shooting procedure. Some folks would call "The Spirit of the Game" nothing more than good sportsmanship. Whatever you call it, if you don’t have it, Cowboy Action Shooting™ is not your game.

Originals and reproductions of firearms manufactured during the mid to late 1800's, i.e. single action revolvers, lever action pistol caliber rifles and carbines, side by side double barreled shotguns, and exposed hammer pump and lever action shotguns: including Colts, Winchesters, Remingtons, Smith & Wessons, Marlins, Sharps, and Henrys are allowed in SASS competitions, so long as they are in safe shooting condition.

Monthly shoot fees are $10.00 for Members and $15.00 for Non-Members. Individual Annual Membership dues are $36.00 and Family Annual Memberships are $48.00, prorated on a monthly basis. There is a one time Initiation Fee of $25.00. So, if the smell of gunpowder, the roar of a shotgun, the crack of a rifle, and the atmosphere of the "Old West" interest you; come join us!

Last edited: Monday, 18 November 2002