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The Black Hills Shootist Association was founded in 1998 by a group of eight of us cowboys.  We reckon this makes us the very first Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) affiliated Cowboy Action Shooting club in South Dakota!


We started shooting at the Spearfish Gun Club that winter and continued to use this cowboy camp for two years.  After that time, we figgered we needed a home, a place where we could hang our hats and set up our stages forever-like.  We found the Pringle Shooting Range near Custer, SD would fit us better than an old pair of boots.  And so, after a little blood, rivers of sweat and a few tears, we made our range into a scenic sanctuary, nestled among the Ponderosa Pines in the Black Hills.


We have six permanent stages, and provisions for those fellas and gals who shoot Ole Betsy out to 200 paces.  Our active membership of dedicated cowboys and cowgirls are always looking for new friends who want to preserve the history of the Old West and competitive shooting.


We drift back prior to 1900, and our duds and firearms reflect it.  This is a great game and a family activity.  Anyone interested in shooting sports and the history of the Old West should check it out.


Feel free to take off your spurs and stick around awhile.  We’ve gathered a 10-gallon hat full of information and fun stuff.  We invite you to take a look at the rest of our site and hope you decide to join our friendly family of cowboy shooters.

Train Robberies

Besides cowboy action shooting, our club has partnered with the 1880 Train to provide passengers with a first-hand experience of a “train robbery.”  Located near Mt. Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial, the locomotive offers a western experience like no other.  The vintage steam train glides over the rugged landscape between Hill City and Keystone, and back again.


Working together for several years, we have developed a wonderfully entertaining show.  As a member of the Black Hills Shootist Association, you may even be able to participate as an actor – imagine Hollywood calling!


Black Hills Shootists coordinate several dates and times for this unique and fun-filled event.  Check the 1880 Train website for this year’s event schedule.

Contact Us

Boulder Canyon Bob


Ring us up:  612 - 817-2212

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