The Alaska 49ers is a group of individuals that enjoy the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS), the fastest growing segment of the shooting world. CAS is a sport the entire family can participate in, with the junior category entry age of twelve years old. We are affiliated with the parent organization, Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), which governs our sport.
Our Goal is to recreate the "Spirit of the Old West", a time period spanning 1849 through 1899, in shooting scenarios. We do this by developing a character (we call it "alias"), dressing in appropriate attire for that alias, and using firearms made or designed prior to 1900. The SASS Shooters handbook explains in great detail which firearms are legal to use.
We like to have fun and enjoy ourselves, dressing up like our heroes, socializing, but in every aspect of CAS, we emphasize safety.
New shooters are welcomed and sometimes even innocent bystanders are cajoled into trying their hand at Cowboy Action Shooting. That often results in a new shooter joining us! We encourage you to come see what we do, and join in with the rest of us that "rode" with the Lone Ranger, Hoppalong Cassidy, and the Duke. And the posse isn't complete without "Little Miss Sure Shot". So gals, if you fancy becoming the next Annie Oakley, please come on out.
Membership with the Alaska 49ers is $50 per year for individual and $75 for family. Current members are requested to renew their membership by January of each year. Each shoot costs $15 for members and $20 for non-members. we are SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) affiliated and require members to Join SASS.