The Dakota RoughRiders are the Cowboy Action Shooters of the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle and Pistol Association. Our home range is located outside of Moffit, near Bismarck, the Capital City of North Dakota. We enjoy the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. This is one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the world. There are shooting groups such as ours throughout the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
In Cowboy Action Shooting, guns of the Old West (single action revolvers, lever action rifles, and shotguns) are used to complete the shooting scenarios. These scenarios are timed with penalties for missed targets. The targets are large and generally made of steel. The idea is to hear BANG… CLANG and have a bunch of FUN.
Visit the SASS website for more information on Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS).
Our group was formed in 2002. The founding cowboys, Heck Catcher, Blackwater Bill, RoughRider Jim Bob, Brewster Cogburn, Joe Coe, Dennis Kroh, and Yellowstone Vic, began meeting at the local truck stop and planning our “outfit”. We’ve been joined by a group of dedicated cowboys that we refer to as “The Committee”. Team work is the only way we can make it.
We’ve also been affiliated with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) since our very beginning. Our Territorial Governor is a cowboy called Dakota Rattler.
Come visit us and enjoy an afternoon of shooting competition that’s made for the entire family. If you don’t have guns, we’ll help ya out. All you need is a SMILE!
Stay in the saddle and keep your powd’r dry!