Posted February 23, 2016 2:12 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Winter Range Returns to Ben Avery Shooting Facility

‘Old West’ fun continues through Saturday

Winter Range Returns to Ben Avery Shooting Facility
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Phoenix, AZ -( For those who harken back to the days of jingling spurs, the smell of authentic chuck-wagon cooking, and cowboys vying to see who’s the quickest on the trigger, then head over to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

Winter Range is back in town through Saturday, transforming the shooting facility into a festive scene from the “Old West” where more than 1,000 competitors from around the world will take part in the 25th annual Single Action Shooting Society’s national championship of Cowboy Action Shooting.

Cowboy Action Shooting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing shooting sports and requires competitors to take their best shots with single-action revolvers, lever-action rifles and period shotguns. Competitors also must adopt a shooting alias suitable to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Western movie star or an appropriate character from fiction — names like “Mudflat Mike,” “Goldie Jade” and “May B. Shecann” — and then dress in costume accordingly.

Winter Range will feature period militaria, exhibitions of Western skills and crafts, a fast-draw competition, and vendors purveying …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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