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Did you play Cowboys and Indians as a kid?
Try playing it with us!

Answers to your Questions

Who are the Square Circle Wranglers?

About Us
We are a Cowboy Action Shooting Posse. Our brand identity comes from the square and circle steel targets we shoot in our sport. Anyone with the right irons, rifle, shotgun and cheerful attitude is welcome to shoot with the Square Circle Wranglers. We are about Safe and Fun Cowboy Action Shooting - period - full stop!

What is Cowboy Action Shooting?

Cowboy Action Shooting
Cowboy Action Shooting is an international Shooting Sport created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. The Single Action Shooting Society is an international organization that has developed rules and standards for the conduct of these matches. SASS endorses regional matches conducted by affiliated clubs, stages END of TRAIL The World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, promulgates rules and procedures to ensure safety and consistency in Cowboy Action Shooting matches. SASS members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting.

Old West Aliases and Costumes
One of the unique aspects of Cowboy Action Shooting is the requirement placed on costuming. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Hollywood western star, or an appropriate character from fiction. Their costume is then developed accordingly. Many event participants gain more enjoyment from the costuming aspect of our sport than from the shooting competition, itself. Regardless of a Cowboy Action Shooter's individual area of interest, CAS events provide regular opportunities for fellowship and fun with like-minded folks and families.

Old West Firearms
Cowboy Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, pistol calibre lever action rifles, and old time shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete for prestige on a course of different shooting stages. Each scenario, as they are called, features an array of situations, many based on famous incidents or movies scenes, in which the shooters must test their mettle against steel targets.

The Spirit of the Game
As the game of Cowboy Action Shooting has evolved, members have developed and adopted an attitude towards their participation called "The Spirit of the Game." It is a code by which we live. Competing in "The Spirit of the Game" means you fully participate in what the competition asks. You try your best to dress the part, use the appropriate competition tools, and respect the traditions of the Old West. Some folks would call it nothing more than good sportsmanship. We call it "Spirit of the Game."

Are there rules for Cowboy Action Shooting?


Click on the Shooter's Handbook Cover which explains all you need to know about how we conduct our sport. You will find a detailed description of the shooting categories inside.

What do I need to get started?

Getting Started

Two Single Action Revolvers
with a western style gun-belt and holsters.

A Lever action rifle in a pistol caliber
the rifle must hold 10 rounds in the magazine tube.

Ammunition choices for pistols and rifle:
38 Special
357 Magnum
44 Special
44 Magnum
45 Long Colt

No jacketed ammo, lead bullets only.
No Factory Magnum loads.

A Shotgun without automatic ejectors a double barrel with hidden or exposed hammers, or 1887 lever action, or 1897 style pump action.

Ammunition choices for shotgun:
#71/2 or # 8 birdshot.

A collared long sleeved shirt with buttons
Jeans or cowboy style dress pants
Cowboy or lace-up boots
Cowboy hat

Eye and ear protection

Need Help?
If you are wondering how to acquire the proper guns, leather and clothing pertaining to our sport, be sure to talk with any of the cowboys and cowgirls at our matches. They can help to set you on the right trail.

Where can I find you?

Finding Us
We shoot our matches at the Eastern Ontario Shooting Club (EOSC) in Cheney Ontario. We have our own dedicated range at the EOSC where we maintain our little Old West town. Click on the map link below to get directions to the range.

Meet The Committee

Our little town is managed by a motley crew that we call the Committee.
Their objective is pretty simple, to provide cowboys and cowgirls with the best darn Cowboy Action Shooting matches this side of the Rockies.

Red Storm

Wagons West
Trail Boss

Cold Lake Kid

Wagons East
Trail Boss

Clangity Jane

Trails Office
Ticket Agent

Ruff Justice

Coffin Maker
& Blacksmith

Rooster Corrigan


Tumbleweed Tom

Telegraph &
Mail Clerk


Match Calendar

2022 Match Calendar
March 5th - Gunfight at the Winter Camp
April 23rd - Spring Rendezvous Match
May 28th - Match
June 11th - Wild Bunch Match
July 30th - Match
August 27th - Old West Buffalo Shoot
Sepember 10th - Match
October 1st - Fall Roundup Match
December 10th - Christmas Match

Match Information

Match Information
Match Fee $20.00
Sign in by 8:45 AM
Match Brief at 9:00 AM
Lunch Break
BYO Grub

November - March Matches
Sign in by 9:45 AM
Match Brief at 10:00 AM

Match Booklet

Match Booklet
We produce a Booklet for each match which shooters receive at sign-in. You can get a sneak peak by Clicking on the Book Icon to get a Downloadable copy of the Next Match Booklet.

Letter of Invitation

Match Invitation
For non Club Members you will need a Letter of Invitation to transport your guns to our range.
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