SASS stands for Single-Action Shooting Society and their meet outside of Yuma opened up a whole new world to me. Sunday we drove back to the Yuma area to see our friends, Jean and John Watson. John was competing in the Arizona State Match of SASS.
There are ten shooters in a posse and they move from one “stage” to another and compete for the fastest time in shooting contests. They men and women use two pistols, a rifle and a shotgun at each stage. Here are some of the stages we saw. Very artistic.
Everyone is dressed in period costumes of the 1800’s. Many of the women sew their own costumes, although there are costume stores around the country and online. It was sooooo much fun looking at all the different costumes. There are cowboys, of course, but also Confederate uniform, trappers, dance hall girl, Indian woman, stage coach driver, lawmen, Mexican bandito, etc.
“Honey, do these guns make my hips look big?” Who's going to say “yes”?
The guns are moved on creative carts. They carry bottled water, all the ammo, a place to sit down, etc. Some are very fancy. Some even have umbrellas to create shade.
Here is John Watson in all his glory. His moniker is Coach Drifter, the coach referring to his Class A rig.
We worked and carpooled with Jean at amazon last year at Campbellsville, KY. Jean made a wonderful sloppy joe lunch and walked around with us as explaining the whole SASS activities. I really enjoyed watching all the shooting contests and seeing the men and women compete together. I was really into the costumes. I could really get into this type of shooting.
Thank you Jean and John for your hospitality. We look forward to spending more time with you when you arrive in Quartzsite.
Remember, you are loved.