BBRR Categories:  

(See SASS handbooks for details of legal firearms, sights, ammo, clothing, and accessories)

 

Type

Categories

Age

Firearms

Shooting Styles & Details

Clothing and Rigs

Age Based

 

A minimum of

2 shooters required for presentation of certificate per

age based category

 Elder Statesmen/Grand Dames

70 +

 

 

 

Any SASS legal revolver.

Any SASS legal pistol caliber rifle.

Any SASS legal shotgun.




It is recommended that all rifles have magazines with a minimum 10 shot capacity.

Revolvers may be shot any style except Gunfighter.

 

Greenhorns and Young Guns must shoot standard two handed style.

Each age group is subdivided by gender.

 

Ladies are eligible to compete in the Gent categories. No men's only category

Separate Greenhorn category if practicable.


All shooters must be in costume, and we encourage invited guests and family also to be costumed. Your efforts will be appreciated and it will add to the festive atmosphere of our unique sport.

MINIMUM REQUIRED:
Cowboy hat.
Western style boots.
Denim Jeans (not designer)

Gents may wear button up shirt,

with long sleeves, with or without collar.

Ladies may wear button up shirt, with long or short sleeves, with or without collar.


NOT ALLOWED:
NO Short or long sleeved tee shirts or tank tops.
NO Athletic shoes, sandals,  or combat boots. Spectators and first year shooters may wear work boots if pants cover laces.
NO Ball caps or

modern feather cowboy hats.
NO Modern shooting gloves.

NOTE:

Cross draw rigs allowed for standard two handed or duelist style only.

NO cross draw rigs allowed when shooting Double Duelist or Gunfighter style. Must use two standard holsters, one on each side.

 

NO "butt-forward" rigs allowed.

 Silver Seniors

65-69

 Seniors

60-64

 Forty-Niners

49-59

 Wranglers

36-48

 Cowboys

19-35

 Young Guns

14-18

 Greenhorns

 (new shooter, 1st year)

14 +

Style Based Competes only with other Gunfighters

Gunfighter

not eligible for Age Based categories
A minimum of 2 shooters required for
presentation of certificate.

19 +

Any Main Match fixed sight model revolver.
Any SASS legal pistol caliber rifle.
Any SASS legal shotgun.


Young Guns & Greenhorns not eligible.

Holding two revolvers at same time, one in each hand. Shooting revolvers cocked and fired one handed, unsupported.
Cannot fire revolvers simultaneously.
May elect to shoot Double Duelist style.

Style Based

 

Competes against same style, plus eligible for Age Based awards.


A minimum of

2 shooters required for presentation of certificate per style based category

 

 

 Duelist / Double Duelist

 

19 +

 

 

Any Main Match fixed sight model revolver.
Any SASS legal pistol caliber rifle.
Any SASS legal shotgun.

Young Guns & Greenhorns not eligible.

Shooting revolvers cocked and fired one handed, unsupported.

 

Duelist: Shoots both revolvers with strong hand.  Uses cross-draw rig.

 

Double Duelist: Shoots revolvers one with each hand, that is left gun with left hand, right gun with right hand.

Uses 2 standard holsters, one each side.
One loaded revolver in hand at a time.

 Senior Duelist /

 Senior Double Duelist

60 +

 Frontier Cartridge

14 +

 

 

Any Main Match fixed sight model revolver.
Any SASS legal pistol caliber rifle.
Shotgun- Side x Side or lever action.


Must use blackpowder (or substitute) in all rifle, revolver, shotgun loads.

Frontier Cartridge:  Revolvers may be shot standard two handed or duelist style.


Young Guns & Greenhorns must shoot two handed style.

 

 

 Frontier Cartridge Duelist

 

 

19 +

Frontier Cartridge Duelist and Frontiersman:

Revolvers must be shot duelist or double duelist style.


Young Guns & Greenhorns not eligible.

 Frontiersman

19 +

Any percussion revolver with fixed sights.
Any SASS legal pistol caliber rifle.
Shotgun- Side x Side or lever action.


Must use blackpowder (or substitute) in all rifle, revolver, shotgun loads.

 Classic Cowboy / Cowgirl

19+

Any Main Match fixed sight model revolver.
Rifle-1873 design or earlier.
Shotgun-External hammer SxS or lever action.

Revolver & Rifle Ammo-

(.40 cal cartridge,.36 cal cap & ball) or larger

Revolvers must be shot duelist or
double duelist style.

 

Young Guns & Greenhorns not eligible.

Additional clothing and items required for these categories.

See SASS Shooters Handbook.

Buscadero or Drop Holster rigs:
A must have for B-Western,
not allowed for Classic Cowboy.


Classic Cowboy:
Part of the pistol grip must be above the belt on which the holster hangs.

 

Cross draw rigs: Not allowed in B-Western category. Only allowed for Classic Cowboy when shooting duelist style, NOT when shooting double duelist.

 B-Western

14+

Any Main Match revolver.

Rifle-1880 design or later
(Burgess, Lightning Rifle,1892,

1894 Winchester or Marlin)

Any SASS legal shotgun.

 

Any SASS legal ammunition.

Revolvers may be shot in any SASS–legal shooting style including Gunfighter.

Young Guns & Greenhorns must shoot two handed style.