Sunday, November 12 (weather permitting)
REGISTRATION FROM 9:00 - 9:30 AM
MANDATORY SHOOTERS SAFETY MEETING AT 9:45 AM
MATCH BEGINS AT 10:00 AM
The Blackhand Raiders is a Cowboy Action Shooting Club, which is affiliated with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). Our shoots are governed by the rules of SASS. To learn more about Cowboy Action Shooting, please visit the Single Action Shooting Society's web page by clicking on their logo below.
The Blackhand Raiders are deeply indebted to the Dillon Sportsman Center for hosting our matches at their facility. We also wish to thank our club sponsors, and encourage our club members to patronize them whenever possible. For a full list of these sponsors, with links to their individual web sites, please click on the "SPONSORS" link above.
The Legend of the Black Hand
As long as 12,000 years ago, Native Americans traveled through the Ohio area on trails. One such trail traveled through what is now the Licking River gorge at Toboso. On a massive cliff in the gorge was carved an ancient Black Hand petroglyph. It was told by Natives that the Black Hand signified that travelers through here on their way to and from the flint deposits of Flint Ridge were to travel in peace. Workers constructing the Ohio-Erie Canal destroyed the Black Hand while blasting the canalway in 1828, but the area still celebrates the Native American Black Hand of Peace in abstentia.
The Blackhand Raiders Cowboy Action Shooting Club chose this name in honor of the area's tales and legends!