TG Corner


Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls!

The intent of this Territorial Governor’s page is to keep our fellow cowboys and cowgirls informed on SASS rule updates communicated to the TGs.

SASS Shooter’s Handbook: The Shooter’s Handbook is a compilation of the SASS rules we, as a SASS sanctioned club, are to follow. Be sure to review this handbook frequently to stay current with the rules. Please ask any questions, if you need clarification. SASS Shooter Handbooks (

Rule Clarifications: Over the years, clarifications have been discussed in TG meetings at the World and National Championships TG meetings. Those clarifications have been posted on the following website: RO Corner Index (

Recent Territorial Governor’s Meeting Notes

UPDATE ON RULES BELOW: An unprecedented 295 clubs were represented by their TGs casting a vote on their behalf. All 3 items on the ballot BELOW have passed by majority vote.  The Shooters Handbooks for both Cowboy Action Shooting and Wild Bunch Action Shooting have all been updated and are now available on the SASS Website. Check it out HERE!

Upcoming Rules for TGs to vote on are as follows. Once voted upon, these expected changes will be effective January 1st, 2024. If you have any questions or want to discuss the upcoming vote, please contact Frank Stilwell (ACSA TG) via the forum, email, phone, text, or in person.

1)  Remove the SDQ penalty for initially staging a long gun with the hammer cocked/action closed with no live round in the chamber.

(verification for rifles-same as for movement from the LT…for shotguns, simply open the action to verify.)

2)  Add shotguns to the current exception for changing location from the loading table to the stage:

Changing location with a long gun with the action closed and the hammer cocked (exception for long guns from the loading table to the stage with no round chambered).

3)  Remove the subjective verbiage regarding “blocks” from the lever wrap allowance:  

“Levers may be wrapped or padded with leather or faux leather.

(“leather” includes suede…”faux leather” would include anything that looks like leather.)”

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