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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 Gunfighter/B-Western shooting categories allow two pistols to be unholstered at the same time, one in the right hand and the other in the left hand. Each hand holds one pistol and each hand cocks the pistol held in the hand. Either gun may be fired first, but both should not be fired simultaneously as scoring shots would be impossible. Engaging targets sequences is up to the shooter. The most efficient shooting process is to cock and fire the pistols alternately; cock the left pistol-fire, cock the right pistol-fire, cock the left pistol-fire, etc.

A fun aspect of B-Western category is that the shooter may choose any shooting style for the stages. The shooter is not limited to only one shooting style for the match-shoot a different style at each stage.

Holster leather for these categories will have the pistols on either side of the body in (1) double drop loop, or (3) two strong side holsters. This allows both pistols to be drawn at the same time.

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