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Last Updated: 27-08-2011
At SASS matches each competitor will use two pistols throughout the match, at all stages. Several shooting categories are available to meet your shooting style and leather rig. To clear up any confusion from reading the SASS Handbook we will present the various styles with explanations.
The Duelist shooting category allows only one pistol to be unholstered; the other pistol must remain in the holster. The shooter shoots the pistol one handed, either right-handed or left-handed; the other hand may not come in contact with the gun, gun hand, or gun arm. The pistol is cocked with the gun hand and fired with the gun hand. The first pistol is emptied and holstered before drawing the second pistol. The second pistol may be used either right-handed or left-handed.

Holster leather may be (1) strong side with cross draw, or (2) double drop loop, or (3) strong side drop loop with cross draw. If you are shooting with right hand as the gun hand then the cross draw holster will be easier and possibly faster. The double drop loop leather causes the shooter to shift the pistol from one hand to another before cocking; obviously more difficult and somewhat slower plus prone to 'juggling' the pistol - Just don't drop it!

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