The Boot Hill Regulators

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:58

Chester - They come carrying pistols, rifles and shot guns. They don’t used their real names; instead they aliases such as “Sidewinder Slim” or “Lead Poison” or simply “Range Officer.” And they belong to the Single Action Shooting Society (or by the rather un-Western acronym SASS), an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. This posse of cowpokes, gamblers, scouts, scoundrels, lawmen and other desperadoes recently descended upon the Monroe Chester Sportsman’s Club on Gibson Hill Road in the town of Chester for their monthly event. Each one has its own scenario on how to move and how many shots to take with what order of weapon to shoot with (i.e. through the left window, then the door, then the right window, etc.), all in timed rapid fire. Certified range officers and judges watch each move for safety and for scoring. Here are just a few scenes from the Boot Hill Regulators’s most recent shoot-out.