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ShootersMyths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures$
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Abigail A. Kohn

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195150513

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.001.0001

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Cowboy Action Shooting

Cowboy Action Shooting

(p.39) 3 Cowboy Action Shooting

Abigail A. Kohn

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the sport of cowboy action shooting, the gun sport that most explicitly dramatizes the narrative of American Frontier history. It explains that this sport is conducted in a venue that ostensibly gave birth to images of traditional American gender roles and forms of Frontier-oriented entertainment. It argues that cowboy action shooting presents a vision of the American Frontier in which white, middle-class good guys can create small, self-contained communities based on shared values and lifestyles. It describes cowboy shoots governed by the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS).

Keywords:   cowboy action shooting, gun sport, American Frontier history, gender roles, Frontier-related entertainment, SASS

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