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.
Our Home Page bids you Welcome to our site and also is where you can find the most recent News about NCOWS. The About Section is full of information on NCOWS' Goals, History, Shooting Competitions, NCOWS Membership, and our Annual Convention. It also has info on Joining NCOWS, and a Change of Address form for members who have recently moved. We have a Calendar of Scheduled NCOWS Events. The Posses Section has a list and information on the posses that make up NCOWS. The Resources Section (formerly titled Downloads) contains Shoot Registration Forms, the NCOWS Tally Book downloadable as a PDF or ebook, Reference materials, Links, and tells how you can get a NCOWS.org email address. The Media Section has Photos of NCOWS posses, shoot, and reenactment photos, Videos from NCOWS activities, and details about The Shootist magazine. The Governance Section (formerly called Congress) introduces NCOWS governing body, the Territorial Congress, the Articles of Incorporation, our By-Laws and Appendices, the Rules of our competitions, the lists of Approved and Unapproved arms and accoutrements, the NCOWS Tally Book downloadable as a PDF or ebook, and Territorial Congress Minutes.
So, make yourself at home here. We're glad you stopped by.
Marshal Dave Scott Explains "What is NCOWS"
2013 NCOWS JOE BERGER MEMORIAL MATCH
The Joe Berger Memorial Match was held October 17-19. Scores and photos are here:
Video is here:
Tonto Rim Trading Co. is generously donating a Gift Certificate for a $325 8X custom hat of the raffle winner's choice. The raffle will be held March 29th, at the 2014 NCOWS Convention. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20. See flyer for more details. Raffle Flyer
2014 NCOWS CONVENTION
The Double M Cowboys will be hosting the 2014 NCOWS Convention March 28-30 in Springfield, MO. Springfield was the site of Wild Bill Hickok's gunfight with Dave Tutt. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is also located in Springfield.
Along with the regular features associated with NCOWS Conventions, the Double M Cowboys will be holding a shoot the day before the Convention, March 27. The Safety Meeting will begin at noon, and following the shoot there will be a chili supper.
For more information the Double M Cowboys have more information posted on their web site: www.doublemcowboys.com
2014 CONVENTION FORMS
THE NCOWS NATIONAL SHOOT
June 5-8, 2013,
CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS FORUM
We now have a forum for Territorial Congress Members to discuss matters that are before the Congress. Registration to this forum is restricted to members of the Territorial Congress. The forum is located at: ncows.org/forum/
Guests who are not members of Congress are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to browse the topics. However, guests to the forum are not able to post on the forum.
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!
The Post Office does NOT forwardmagazines. So you will need to let NCOWS know your new address to keep receiving
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 October 22, 2013