The Western Action shooting discipline, combines lever-action rifles, sided by side shotguns and single action revolvers with roots dating back to circa 1800 - 1899. They were the days of the old American west where brands like Colt and Winchester were household names.
Today, Western Action is a very popular shooting sport here in Australia and of course the USA and many other countries. Participants use mainly modern replicas of the historically significant firearms of the era. We use single-action revolvers, lever-action and slide-action rifles and carbines, lever-action and pump-action shotguns and side-by-side shotguns without automatic ejectors. Targets are generally reactive and vary in shape and dimension. Not only are shooting skills developed and tested in regular matches but so too are the attire and presentation skills of the shooters. Most of us adopt a moniker or handle that draws upon the rich folk lore and genuine history and heritage of the days and folks o the old American West.
Western Action is always true to its roots and that is why blackpowder and smokeless powder guns are both at home in this friendly shootin' competition that is enjoyed equally by young and old, girls and boys alike. So pardner, if you think ya might have a hankerin' to try out and join our posse of good Western Action folk at SSAA Brisbane, ya'll just get in touch with our team at the Post Office, er, I mean the Branch Office to find out more. Until then, keep yer powder dry and we wish ya Happy Trails.
- 12.00pm second Saturday of every month
- 7.00pm fourth Wednesday of every month