Sand creek raiders
who wish to shoot in a Sand Creek Raiders Professionals match have
the choice of shooting firearms as described in the SCR
Professionals firearms list or shooting in the Open category using
one or more non SCR Professionals firearms.
SCR Professionals firearms must appear as they would have in 1921
(10 foot rule). Sights must be of a type designed before 1921.
Lowered and flared ejection ports or beveled magazine wells allowed
on 1911 pistols only if factory original. Standard ejection
ports and magazine wells may not be modified. Period speed
loading devices such as moon and stripper clips may also be used.
Semiautomatic firearms not equipped with a safety may not be used in
this event. Basic SASS rules will apply with the following
rounds may not exceed 1300 fps and main match rifle rounds may not
exceed 1600 fps.
Professionals shooters are encouraged to develop a costume based in
the turn of the century time frame. While many people
continued to wear traditional western clothing several changes were
also being made in the accepted styles of dress in the west.
Military uniforms will be popular but many other types of clothing
are also allowed. In general the restrictive Victorian way of
dressing was giving way to the more comfortable and relaxed
Edwardian age. You have a great deal to work with, everything
from the “Gay 90s” to the “Roaring 20s”. Period
hats may be made from any material available in 1921.
that may be helpful in costuming or firearms choices include: They
came to Cordura (1959), 55 Days in Peking (1963), The Professionals
(1966), The Wild Bunch (1969), Duck you sucker (1971), Big Jake
(1971), Joe Kidd (1972), The Wind and the Lion (1975), The Last hard
men (1976), Tom Horn (1980), Sunset (1988), Old Gringo (1989),
Legends of the fall (1994), Last man standing (1996), Starring
Poncho Villa as himself (2003) and Blackstone (2011).
and magazine pouches: Western or Military leather or web gear
(no black nylon) type holsters and magazine pouches are encouraged.
Many styles of holsters were in use by 1921. Hunter type
holsters as well as several western style semi auto holsters were
also in use. Magazine pouches were just that, pouches, some
were open but most had flaps (no, you don’t need to have them
closed, just remember you can’t pick up dropped ammo). Snaps
were common on leather gear by 1921 No modern IPSC,
combat or police thumb break type holsters may be used. No
equipment made with screw type friction retention devices may be
Any double-action revolver (minimum 6 shot cylinder) or semi
automatic pistol, chambered in .30 caliber (7.62 mm) or larger,
designed before 1921. Professionals shooters have the
option of using two handguns or a single handgun, reloading it as
necessary. Revolvers may be reloaded with single rounds or
moon clips. Revolvers may only be shot using the double action
mode. Magazines may only be inserted at the loading table and
must be removed at the unloading table. Semi automatic
handguns will be carried without magazines at all other times.
Any shotgun of a type designed between 1892 and 1921. Shotguns
may be chambered for 20, 16, 12 or 10 gauge shells.
Any rifle designed between 1892 and 1921, chambered in 25-20, 32WSL
(Winchester Self Loading), 35WSL, 351WSL, 401WSL or any allowed
pistol caliber. This includes Professionals handguns designed
to accept a stock before 1921, with the stock attached. No
firearm may be used as both a handgun and long gun in the same stage
and Shotguns: Pump action, lever action and semi autos will be
loaded at the loading table. Long guns equipped with a safety
(in 1921), may be loaded with a round in the chamber and the safety
engaged. Long guns not equipped with a safety may have the
magazine loaded but may not have a chambered round (lever action
rifles were not originally designed with a safety and therefore must
be loaded in this manner.) Double barrel shotguns were
designed within this date range. Doubles must be staged open
and empty. When the stage begins with the shotgun in hand the
double shooter may begin loaded. This type of shotgun will
then be loaded only on the line. Long guns may also be staged
unloaded and then loaded on the clock with single rounds or with a
period speed-loading device (i.e. stripper clip.) Long guns
must be fired dry and returned to the prop open and empty.
Will be loaded at the loading table. Revolvers will be loaded
with five rounds with the hammer down on an empty chamber.
Semi auto handguns may be loaded with more rounds than required to
shoot the course of fire, i.e., the handgun may have a round
chambered, the safety engaged, and five or more rounds in the
magazine. This will allow the shooter to fire the required
number of rounds and still have a chambered round, allowing the
safety to be engaged. Safeties must be engaged anytime the
shooter holsters the handgun. In the event of a malfunction,
the shooter may clear the malfunction, hand off or ground the
firearm. Any time the handgun is returned to the holster the
action must be closed and the safety must be engaged.
Any time the shooter moves with any firearm your finger must be
outside the trigger guard. Firearms equipped with a safety
must have the safety engaged when moving. Revolvers must have the
hammer down on an empty chamber or expended round when moving.
Double barrel shotguns must have the actions open when moving.
All other long guns not equipped with a safety will have the action
open or closed with the hammer down on an empty chamber or expended
Professionals shooters will be divided into categories based on the
handgun(s) and shooting style used. Separate Ladies categories
will also be offered.
Dutch: Shooters using double action
Pike: Shooters using semi automatic pistol(s).
Last Man Standing (Dutch & Pike):
Shooters using one handgun in each hand, shot using the gunfighter
shooting guidelines. All holster styles allowed.
Duelist (Dutch & Pike): Hand gun(s) shot one
handed without support.
Open: The open category was created for people with
modified 1911’s or who wish to shoot a pre 1892 long gun in this
event. Single action
revolvers are not to be used in this or any other Professionals
category. This is the
only category that modified 1911 style handguns or pre 1892 rifles
or Shotguns may be used. Any
shooter using one or more open category firearm (below) MUST shoot
in this category. Open
may be shot in any shooting style and is not subject to any of the
other SCR Professionals firearms restrictions outlined above.
Firearms allowed in this category include.
Rifle: Any SASS main match rifle, no caliber
Shotguns: Any SASS main match shotgun, no
1911 style handguns with the following
length must be at least 5 inches. No barrel porting or compensators
or other recoil reducing devices allowed.
with standard barrel bushing. No Bull barrels allowed.
wells may be beveled, but may not be oversized, extended or flared.
or non adjustable dove-tail rear sights and blade type front sights
may not be optical or fiber optic. Colored inserts or dots are
steel is permitted.
must be wood, plastic or other natural materials. No target style
grips or thumb rests allowed.
and rear slide checkering or serrations allowed.
beavertail grip safeties allowed.
must be standard length and cannot hold more than 8 rounds. No
extended base pads on magazines.
release may be extended but not oversized.
safeties may be extended and be ambidextrous.
release may be extended.
length recoil spring guide rod allowed.
and flared ejection port allowed.
loop is optional.
competition hammer allowed.
Checkered front strap and trigger guard allowed.
or arched mainspring housing allowed.
accurizing and action tuning is allowed.
Professionals side matches:
Long Range Rifle: Semi automatic, bolt action
and box magazine lever action rifles designed before 1921 and pump
or lever action rifles designed between 1892 and 1921, chambered in
a rifle caliber.
Pocket Pistol: Semi automatic pistols designed before 1921 with an
overall length of less than 5 inches, chambered for .25 Caliber
(6.35mm) or smaller rounds. Jacketed ammo may be used in this
match only as no steel targets will be used