NCOWS, 6820 University Ave, Suite 234, Cedar Falls, IA. 50613, Phone 319-277-6839

Western Action Shooting, Re-enactment, and promotion of the historical Old West heritage of the United States.


2024 NCOWS Nationals Results

2024 NATIONAL Scores Details

2024 NATIONAL Scores Summary

2024 Long Range & Side Matches

Upcoming NCOWS Regional Matches

The NCOWS Midwest Regional "Guns In The Hills" is being hosted by Wisconsin Old West Shootist on July 19-21
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The NCOWS Eastern Regional "Trouble in Montana" is being hosted by Scarlet Mask Vigilence Society on September 26-28
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NCOWS Overview

The National Congress of Old West Shootists (NCOWS) was founded in 1994 to promote "safe Western Action Shooting including the re-enactment and promotion of the historical Old West heritage of the United States in all its ethnic, social and occupational diversity" during the period 1865 to 1899.

NCOWS members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations to experience the Old West. Among the common activities NCOWS members enjoy are Western Action Shoots which is timed shooting sport in which shooters compete on a series of different shooting stages. The shooters are attired in Old West style clothing, and use firearms typical of the guns used in the Old West.

NCOWS members also spend time researching, collecting, and exchanging information on the firearms, fashions, history and other facets of the Old West. There are NCOWS members that enjoy participating in reenactments of the period that are good family entertainment that is rooted in the history of the West. And there are even NCOWS members that like to experience the Old West on the back of a horse.

Our Home Page bids you Welcome to our site and also is where you can find the most recent News about NCOWS. The About Section has information on NCOWS' Goals, History, Shooting Competitions, NCOWS Membership, and our Annual Convention. It also has info on Joining NCOWS, and a Change of Address form for members who have recently moved. And details about The Shootist magazine.

We have a Calendar of Scheduled NCOWS Events. The Posses page has a list and information on the posses that make up NCOWS. The Resources page contains Shoot Registration Forms, the NCOWS Tally Book download-able as a PDF or rebook, Reference materials, Links, and tells how you can get a email address. The Media Section has Photos of NCOWS posses, shoot, and reenactment photos, and Videos from NCOWS activities. The Governance page introduces the NCOWS governing body, the Territorial Congress, and the Congrssional Library with the Articles of Incorporation, our By-Laws and Appendices, the Rules of our competitions, the lists of Approved and Unapproved arms and accoutrements, the NCOWS Tally Book downloadable as a PDF or ebook, and Territorial Congress Minutes.

So, make yourself at home here. We're glad you stopped by.

CAS City

The purpose of CAS City is to promote Cowboy Action Shooting nationally and internationally and make it a place where fellow shooters and suppliers can interact through various sections.
CAS City is an Internet junction without any specific bond to one single organization or group of members. All the members of Cowboy Action Shooting organizations are welcome to come into CAS City to share information about their activities.

CAS City Forums

The CAS City Forums provide many boards for Cowboy Shooters to interact on.
NCOWS has a public board where everyone can participate.
After registering at CAS City, you can click here to setup your access to the NCOWS private board available to only NCOWS members.


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Membership Applications

Membership List

Current Members

NCOWS Mercantile

The NCOWS Mercantile

Match Registration Forms

NCOWS Convention

NCOWS Convention (Vendor)

NCOWS Nationals

Guns in the Hills, NCOWS Midwest Regional

Ruckus at Raccoon Forks

NCOWS Eastern Regional

Popular Downloads

Approved List PDF

Rules and Regulations PDF

Unapproved List PDF

Creating the Outfit PDF | Kindle | EPUB

The Originals Class PDF

Period Camping PDF | Kindle | EPUB

By-Laws PDF

NCOWS Tally Book PDF

Reenactment Guidlines PDF

Articles of Incorporation PDF

HOME | News | About | Join Up | Mercantile

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GOVERNANCE | Territorial Congress | Library (By-Laws, Rules & Regulations, Minutes, etc.)

RESOURCES | Tally Book | Period Reference Material | Period Camping | Links | yourname@NCOWS.ORG

MEDIA | Photos | Videos