Marc McDaniel, also known as Wyatt McCain, is dressed to shoot as he prepares for a match with the Renton United Cowboy Action Shooters. The local group is affiliated with the Single Action Shooting Society, which has about 92,000 members worldwide.
A participant competes during a Renton United Cowboy Action Shooters match at the Renton Fish & Game Club, in Renton, Wash. The club has been active for more than 20 years.
Karl Mayer, also known as the Carlsbad Kid, competes in a match with the Renton United Cowboy Action Shooters, an affiliated club of the worldwide Single Action Shooting Society.
Renton United Cowboy Action Shooters prepare to compete at the Renton Fish & Game Club, in Renton, Wash. Brian Howard, one of the organizers, said participants often use single action revolvers, lever action rifles and double barrel shotguns— guns you’d likely see in a old Western movies. RUCAS members also create aliases and dress in Western attire for the matches.
Mike Ray, also know as Shootin’ Straight, lights his pipe during the December meetup of the Renton United Cowboy Action Shooters.
Chuck LaFore, also known as Zocato, left, and Marc McDaniel, also known as Wyatt McCain, set up targets in between heats during the Renton United Cowboy Action Shooters monthly match.
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Check out staff reporter Erik Lacitis’ article, “Renton shooters recreate Old West, live ammo and all”