It was a beautiful day today, a little chilly but beautiful nonetheless. I drove over to the trap range and watched a few cowboys shoot at clay pigeons. They weren't hitting a lot of them but they were handicapped by their antique shotguns.
I found out why some of the cowboys are dressed up in authentic looking Western costume, and shooting single action revolvers like you're supposed to, and others aren't. The cowboys and cowgirls that are dressed properly and carrying the correct firearms are members of the S.A.S.S. which is the Single Action Shooters Society. And the folks that are partially dressed up and are seen sporting a 1911 model 45 automatic are from other groups that don't have the strict adherence to the Western look rules that the S.A.S.S. has.
They say there's over a thousand contestants here from all over America and numerous countries, I guess in some places it's very unique to walk around wearing a gun and actually be able to shoot it in the desert, the woods, or at a gun range. So to be here participating in the Winter Range must be very special for some folks.