This is a revolver, rifle, shotgun competition, developed within the SSAA to take advantage of Australians pioneering heritage. The discipline was developed to promote the colonial period and to re-enact historical events where exploration, mixing of social cultures, searching for mineral wealth, mining and early settlement were taking place.
The Colonial period has been defined as the years between circa 1850 and not later than 1901 the Year of Federation.
The Australian exploration period is recognized as lasting much longer into the 1920's with the opening up of sections of the Northern Territory. There are a number of different categories in Colonial Action - each designed to cater for different colonial firearms.