NCOWS SHOOTING CLASSES
Men’s and Women’s Four Gun Smokeless Shootist
Shooter uses two Pistols, one Shotgun and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters may shoot smokeless powder and may fire handguns using a two handed grip.

Men’s and Women’s Three Gun Smokeless Shootist
Shooter uses two Pistols and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters may shoot smokeless powder and may fire handguns using a two handed grip.

Men’s and Women’s Two Gun Smokeless Shootist Working Cowboy
Shooter uses one Pistol and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters may shoot smokeless powder and may fire handguns using a two handed grip.

Men’s and Women’s Four Gun Black Powder Shootist
Shooter uses two Pistols, one Shotgun and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges and may fire handguns using a two handed grip. Shotguns may NOT include any model of pump shotgun.

Men’s and Women’s Three Gun Black Powder Shootist
Shooter uses two Pistols and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges and may fire handguns using a two handed grip. 

Men’s and Women’s Two Gun Black Powder Shootist Working Cowboy
Shooter uses one Pistol and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges and may fire handguns using a two handed grip.
       
Men’s and Women’s Four Gun Smokeless Duelist
Shooter uses two Pistols, one Shotgun and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters may shoot smokeless powder and must fire handguns using a one handed grip.

Men’s and Women’s Three Gun Smokeless Duelist
Shooter uses two Pistols and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters may shoot smokeless powder and must fire handguns using a one handed grip.

Men’s and Women’s Two Gun Smokeless Duelist Working Cowboy
Shooter uses one Pistol and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters may shoot smokeless powder and must fire handguns using a one handed grip.
  
Men’s and Women’s Four Gun Black Powder Duelist
Shooter uses two Pistols, one Shotgun and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges and must fire handguns using a one handed grip. Shotguns may NOT include any model of pump shotgun.

Men’s and Women’s Three Gun Black Powder Duelist
Shooter uses two Pistols, one Shotgun and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges and must fire handguns using a one handed grip.

Men’s and Women’s Two Gun Black Powder Duelist Working Cowboy
Shooter uses one Pistol and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges and must fire handguns using a one handed grip.

Men’s and Women’s Four Gun Pistoleer
Shooter uses two Pistols, one Shotgun and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters are restricted to the use of percussion revolvers, pre-1873 percussion or original/authentic reproductions of rimfire cartridge pocket pistols, exposed hammer double barreled shotguns (percussion or cartridge) and reproduction or original pre-1873 pistol caliber rifles (e.g. 1860 Henry, spencer, 1866 Winchester etc.). Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges. Pistols and revolvers must be shot one handed.. Pistoleer shooters will shoot the same course of fire as other competitors except that in a stage requiring more than two shotgun rounds the Pistoleer shooter would not be required to shoot the extra rounds.

Men’s and Women’s Three Gun Pistoleer
Shooter uses two Pistols and one Pistol caliber Rifle. Shooters are restricted to the use of percussion revolvers, pre-1873 percussion or original/authentic reproductions of rimfire cartridge pocket pistols and reproduction or original pre-1873 pistol caliber rifles (e.g. 1860 Henry, spencer, 1866 Winchester etc.). Shooters must shoot black powder or approved black powder substitute in all firearms except those chambered for rimfire cartridges. Pistols and revolvers must be shot one handed.

Men’s and Women’s Four Gun Seniors
Shall be open to those over age 60 only. Shooter uses two pistols, one rifle and one shotgun. May use any of the above shooting styles.

Men’s and Women’s Three Gun Seniors
Shall be open to those over age 60 only. Shooter uses two pistols and one rifle. shotgun. May use any of the above shooting styles.


Men’s and Women’s Two Gun Senior
Shall be open to those over age 60 only. Shooter uses one pistol and one rifle. May use any of the above shooting styles.


Men’s and Women’s Four Gun Elder
Shall be open to those over age 70 only. Shooter uses two pistols, one rifle and one shotgun. May use any of the above shooting styles.

Men’s and Women’s Three Gun Elder
Shall be open to those over age 70 only. Shooter uses two pistols and one rifle. shotgun. May use any of the above shooting styles.

Men’s and Women’s Two Gun Elder
Shall be open to those over age 70 only. Shooter uses one pistol and one rifle. May use any of the above shooting styles.

Boy’s and Girl’s Four Gun Juniors
Shall be open to those 12 through 17 only. Shooter uses two pistols, one shotgun and one rifle. May use any of the above shooting styles.

Boy’s and Girl’s Two Gun Juniors
Shall be open to those 12 through 17 only. Shooter uses one pistol and one rifle. May use any of the above shooting styles.

Men’s and Women’s Originals
Shooters uses two guns, one rifle and one pistol to complete the course of fire. This class must be shot duelist/traditional style. Must have three originals present to have the class. For complete rules and regulations see appendix A at the back of the Tally Book.



In additional to the above classes, Chartered Clubs and special events may offer additional classes as long as they adhere to the general outline of these By-Laws.