The Rough Riders Ride Again
The Colt Peacemaker ruled in the old west, but John Moses Browning’s 1911 won the 20th century. The
Single Action Shooting Society has had their main focus on pre 1900 firearms, but the popular Colt Model 1911 has been added to the mix in a new shooting category called the Roosevelt Action Match here at the Gold Coast Pistol Club Queensland.
Rough Rider Action Shooting (this is just a popular name) is a multifaceted amateur shooting sport and a side match of Cowboy Action Shooting, shot under the guidance of SSAA Practical; in which contestants compete with firearms typical of
those used in the taming of the Old West just after the turn of the 20th century. It is a combination of Cowboy Action Shooting and modern Action Shooting. It uses 1911 semi-automatic pistols, from .22 cal to 38/9mm & pistol caliber lever or pump action
rifles, from .22 cal to .45 cal and 12 gauge lever or side by side double barrel shotguns. Contestants shoot in several three gun stages (courses of fire) in which they engage steel targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. The 1911 must be a military
spec model, no extended magazine wells or fiber optic sights are allowed, but you can modify the gun internally. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be fast.
Teddy Roosevelt started the Rough
Riders. Hence the names Roosevelt match & Rough Riders. 23000 applied to join and only 560 were selected. This is a costumed sport & attire of the era is required. We encourage Rough Rider Outfits & are looking to form the Gold Coast Territorial
Rough Riders, as part of the The Gamblers. 😀
And If you're ever in Las Vegas New Mexico visit the Rough Rider Museum. (closed Mondays)
a copy of the rules contact us by email......