Welcome to NCOWS
The National Congress of Old West Shootists (NCOWS) was founded in 1994 to promote "safe Western Action Shooting including the re-enactment and promotion of the historical Old West heritage of the United States in all its ethnic, social and occupational diversity" during the period 1865 to 1899.
NCOWS members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations to experience the Old West. Among the common activities NCOWS members enjoy are Western Action Shoots which is timed shooting sport in which shooters compete on a series of different shooting stages. The shooters are attired in Old West style clothing, and use firearms typical of the guns used in the Old West.
NCOWS members also spend time researching, collecting, and exchanging information on the firearms, fashions, history and other facets of the Old West. There are NCOWS members that enjoy participating in reenactments of the period that are good family entertainment that is rooted in the history of the West. And there are even NCOWS members that like to experience the Old West on the back of a horse.
On our site you can find more information About NCOWS. A list of upcoming NCOWS sanctioned events Calendar of Events. A list of current NCOWS Posses with information on each posse Posse Pages. The Rules that are in effect for all NCOWS Shoots. the Talley Book, Territorial Congress meeting minutes, and other items like Shoot Registration Forms (when available) can be found under Downloads. The Officer, Senators, and Representatives of the Territorial Congress, and how to contact them are found at Congress. NCOWS Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Approved List, and Unapproved List can be accessed at Bylaws. And you'll find a page of Videos featuring NCOWS members at NCOWS events, and mostly shoot by NCOWS member Bill Proctor, for your enjoyment.
If your not already a member, and are interested in the Old West, whether you are young or old, male or female there is a place for you in NCOWS. Join Now! We'd be proud to have you!
Marshal Dave Scott Explains "What is NCOWS"
TERRITORIAL SENATE ELECTION
The results of the Territorial Senate have been published in The Shootist. The five candidates who have been elected are: Jerry Barnes, Anastasia Hope, Kevin Kilman, Jim Reed, and Greg Sonnen.
AGENDA FOR 35TH TERRITORIAL CONGRESS
We are preparing the agenda for the 35th Congress meeting to be held in March of 2013. Please contact the posse or posses you are a member of or represent regarding this. If you or the members that you represent have any items or proposals to bring before Congress for discussion or vote, please send them to the Secretary. The Secretary, Bryan Buck, needs to collect them get them mailed back out to Senators and Territorial Representatives early enough that they can be discussed with their posse members before the meeting of Congress. The proposals and discussion items can be emailed to email@example.com. They can also be mailed to:
5303 FM 2727
Kaufman, TX 75142
The renewals for 2013 are starting to roll in. Thank you, folks. Every membership now runs from 1 January, to 31 December, and all expire at the same time now. So, the Executive Committee has voted to switch to new membership cards which will carry no expiration date from this point forward. This is a move to save our organization money. After you receive your new card in 2013, cards will not be issued each year. We will be happy to replace lost or destroyed cards by request only. Look for your new cards soon!
SHOOTING CLASSES SURVEY #2
At the 2012 Territorial Congress meeting an Ad Hoc Committee was established to review the classes currently required at the National and Regional level.
Thanks to everyone that participated in our First Survey. Your response have been very helpful, and we'd like to call on your help once again by responding to this follow up survey.
NCOWS Members; Please help us in this endeavor by completing the following survey and returning your responses as soon as possible.
2013 NCOWS CONVENTION
March 15-17, 2013
Paroquet Springs Convention Center
For more details: www.jcrangers.com/2013Convention.htm
THE NCOWS NATIONAL SHOOT
June 5-8, 2013,
The Berger Sharpshooters Present
REGIONAL SHOOT NOTICES AND ENTRY FORMS
ARE POSTED ON THE DOWNLOAD PAGE.
Printable files for the newest membership brochures can be downloaded. Just print these out at home and fold in half. We encourage Posses to distribute these at your events.
The Post Office does NOT forward
magazines. So you will need to let NCOWS know your new address to keep
your copy of The Shootist. We have a form on the web site for your convenience (click here), or mail your info to:
NCOWS, 6820 University Ave, Suite 234, Cedar Falls, IA. 50613
Updated November 15, 2012