Cowboy Fast Draw

Cowboy Fast Draw recreates the classic Hollywood "High Noon" gunfight. Participants dress up in Old West Costumes, and shoot wax bullets at large metal targets. When the light in the center of the target comes on, the shooters draw and fire. Basically, the shooter with the fastest hit is the winner.

The targets are controlled by a computerized timing system that registers each shooter's time. All pistols are old west style .45 caliber single action revolvers, and the wax bullets are propelled by only a shotgun primer. Because no live ammo is ever used, Fast Draw can be shot indoors and we shoot year round (except Jul & Aug). This is the perfect sport for those who are new to firearms. The guns, while completely real, are the simplest to use. Because we use low velocity non-lethal ammo, there is no recoil and very little noise. With Fast Draw speed is the name of the game, so strength and stamina are not as important as reaction time. Fast reaction time comes with practice and experience. We have shooters in all time brackets, from slow to very fast. The competition between two slower shooters is just as exciting as watching the faster shooters compete against each other. Cowboys, Cowgirls and Young Guns can all compete against each other.

This is also a great family activity, and we have several families, and spouses shooting with us. Since everything we do is highly supervised by our range officers, we can accommodate shooters as young as 10 (with parental attendance).

We hold our regular monthly matches on the Third Saturday of each month (except Jul & Aug). We also hold a Christmas Social in December and host a New England Invitational State tournament each April.

If you have never shot Fast Draw before, you need attend one of our shoots as a New Shooter. A loaner gun will be available to try Fast Draw during our Practice Session. This starts promptly at 9:30 am. It is very important that you contact us at the Email below several days before the shoot. You can practice for free. Experienced shooters will explain everything and assist you. We have holsters, belts, and ammo for New Shooters to use.

The regular match fee is $10.00, and you need to bring your own Lunch. Soda and water are Free. Visitors and guests are always welcome.

For more information contact Art Frazier (aka Deadly Art) at

Hope to see you there!!  

The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club / Post Office Box 923

Blue Hill, Maine 04614-0923 USA