Bluegrass Fast Draw Home Range
117 Madison Street
Beaver Dam, KY 42320
James Casteel (aka Shane)
Cell: (270) 256-1215
Email: [email protected]
3rd Sat of the month
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Last Sat of the month
8:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
“Safety First, Fun Second, Competition Third!”
95% of ammunition used in Cowboy Fast Draw is .45 colt casings that are specially modified to accept 209 shotgun primers and no gun powder. Velocities reach about 650 fps. Only in major competitions Cowboy Fast Draw Cartridges are used, they must be loaded by CFDA approved reloaders.
Most folks use a thumb-cocking method, but fanning is allowed. Trigger finger must be out of the trigger guard. If used to cock the hammer the off-hand must not be placed in front of the body before the start light comes on.
1800’s period clothing is strongly recommended. Western cowboy, including working cowboy clothing is acceptable. Western boots or moccasins are acceptable footwear. Western-style blue and black jeans are acceptable. Men must wear western style hats.
To keep our clothing & equipment such as guns and holsters true to form of the time period that we represent (1873-1899). 1873 is the year that the Colt Peacemaker was introduced. To promote a positive public image of our sport and gun sports in general, since Cowboy Fast Draw is commonly held in public
venues. To promote spirit of the American Old West and the Cowboy Way.
• Membership Card
• Gunslinger’s Guidelines (Rulebook)
• Membership Number
• Badge with Membership Number
• CFDA Decal
• CFDA Pin
• Subscription Gunslinger’s Gazette (North America)
• A Whole Bunch of New Friends
One of our primary goals is to educate as many people as possible in the safe and proper use of firearms. Even though we use wax bullet ammunition, we treat them as they were live ammunition and observe all established range safety rules.
1800’s-style Mexican Loop, Slim Jim, and California Pattern holsters or leather rawhide construction. The over the belt-style holster will be worn on the side of the leg only. No cross-draw, shoulder, buscadero, contemporary Hollywood or steel lined holsters are allowed.
The standard Cowboy Fast Draw target is a 24” round disc with a start light in the center. The target will measure 50” from the ground. White lithium grease is applied to the target to track all wax bullet hits.
Digital timers must time to the thousandth of a second. Sanctioned contests must use target with impact sensors.
Contests are shot elimination style, best 2 out of 3, or 3 out of 5 shots per round. The standard contest is luck of the draw man vs. man elimination. Gunslinger
– 15 ft. Gunfighter
– 18 ft. Master Gunfighter
– 21 ft. (Titled Championship Distance)
There are Men’s, Ladies and Youth Divisions
James Casteel (Founder)
Elmer Daugherty (Co-Founder)
Bill Bruner 111 (Deceased)
Billy The Kid