COWBOY FAST DRAW
Cowboy Fast Draw recreates the classic Hollywood "High Noon" gunfight. Participants dress in a simple or elaborate Old West costume. Wax bullets are fired at large metal targets. When the light in the center of the target comes on, the shooters draw and fire. The shooter with the fastest hit is the winner of that round.
Fast Draw is a friendly sport, and Bragging Rights is the only prize we shoot for. To quote the CFDA: "The Cowboy Fast Draw Association is about "Safety first, Fun second, and Competition third."
Targets are controlled by a computerized timing system that registers each shooter's time. Target distance is 18 ft. The guns are old west style .45 caliber single action revolvers, and the wax bullets are propelled by only a shotgun primer. The non-lethal ammo has no recoil and is low noise.
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.
Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Young Guns can all compete against each other. We can accommodate shooters as young as 11 (with parental attendance).
We welcome new shooters! You can try it at one of our matches for FREE. A gun will be available, along with holsters, belts, and ammo. Experienced shooters will explain everything and assist you.
Matches are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except June, October, & December are on the 2nd Saturday). We also hold a Christmas Social in December and host a New England Invitational each April. [No Fast Draw in July or August.]
Visitors and guests are always welcome! You do not need to be a Club member to participate.
Sign up starts at 8:30 am and practice at 9:30. The main match starts at 10:00.
The regular match fee is $10.00, and you need to bring your own Lunch. Soda and water are Free.
Note: We follow the Rules of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, but are not a member. You can read more about the sport at: www.cowboyfastdraw.com