Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Zoot Shoot rules are on the street!

Our friends at the American Zoot Shooters Association (AZSA) have released the latest version of the rules. This update is very helpful and especially helpful to new shooters. The founding members have established some excellent rules, such as a 10 foot rule for authenticity and the use of .22 caliber weapons for new shooters. A lot of other procedural rules and target definitions are included also. Make no mistake, this sport is going somewhere. Even the TV show “Top Shot” had a Zoot like match in a prohibition era setting featuring the Colt Official Police Revolver and an elimination challenge with Thompson Model 1928 SMGs. I’m particularly excited about the use of .22 Long rifle weapons for new shooters. There are some great period style .22 caliber rifles such as the recently discontinued Taurus Model 62 series or the Thompson look a like conversion for the Ruger 10/22 ( For handguns the very cool 1911-22 looks like a real winner ( Pretty exciting, Zoot shooter is the first action shooting sport to embrace the .22LR. I would be fun to have an all 22 match, I better find that .22 caliber Colt Service Ace in the back of my safe. BTW the complete rules as well as membership info is here:

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