Fast Draw

On range, eye & ear protection is required at all times by both participants & observers.

When & Where

T (lower trap range, house 4 by the pond)

3rd Saturday of the month, April – October
Registration & Practice: 8:45 a.m.
Start: 9:00 a.m.
Duration:  As long as people want to shoot!

Held only in good weather – otherwise, may be cancelled

Range Map

What to Bring

Eye protection
Ear protection
Single-action revolver (.38 – .45)
Additional equipment & targets are supplied
Western dress – it’s all the more fun!

Cost: $5 per person
Children under 18 shoot free and are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

Chairman: Howard Shingler

I grew up in the era when everything was Westerns and all the boy kids were always running around with toy guns. When I got old enough, I bought my own guns. Fast Draw is similar to Cowboy Action, except we use wax bullets instead of live ammo. Also, our event is measured to .001/second.

About 25 years ago, I got into the regulated sport and am a member of the Ohio Fast Draw Association. I’ve traveled to about 10 states for different competitions and won Top Gun 2010 for the Northeast US in 2010. The Worldwide Double-rig Championship is a lot of fun – you shoot with two guns at two different targets.

This is a perfect event for those learning to draw from holsters and for kids. We always have an experienced shooter standing right behind our novices, guiding them in everything. And we dress Western and try to look the part. Come out and join the fun!


Fast Draw tests your reaction time, accuracy, and speed.  Constant practice is required to learn to compensate for anything which slows you down.  No matter how good you are, you can always get better!

This is all about instinctive shooting based on hand-eye coordination, not on sights.  Most fast draw guns don’t even have sights.

Western Fast Draw uses wax pellets, while Cowboy Fast Draw combines  Cowboy Action shooting and Western Fast Draw, using live ammo.  Beginners will be shooting only Western Fast Draw.

Targets are steel disks or balloons at a distance of 5 to 25 feet.

There is no time limit, which leaves you plenty of time to shoot.


Scoring is done with an electronic timer.  Misses count as a 1-second penalty.

We’re always trying to improve our drawing speed, always trying to shoot under our personal best.  And we’re eager to offer tips.  There’s only one goal – to master your own mind and body.  You’re competing with yourself!