New This Week on Shooting USA – Cowboy Fast Draw World Championship

Cowboy Fast Draw
Cowboy Fast Draw World Championship

Nashville, TN – (AmmoLand.com) – It’s the shootout sport that Hollywood created… the Cowboy Fast Draw World Championship from Fallon, Nevada with the best who can draw and thumb their single actions in a fraction of a second.

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Wild Bill

@Johnnie or Jim Scoutten or anyone else. What is the difference between this and the “Leather Slap” contests that used to be held?

Beth Einig
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Beth Einig

It’s fast draw with a safe round of wax in a 45 shell casing. There’s a shotgun primer that sends it downrange at close to 750 feet per second. The wax bullet hits a metal target with a sensor on it. It’s timed from the instant a light comes on in the center of the target and then you are pulling the 45, cocking it simultaneously, pulling the trigger and sending the wax bullet down range – hopefully hitting the target – from the hip. Fastest time hitting the target gets the win. It’s harder than you think.

The Rifleman
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The Rifleman

I have no doubt that it is very hard, but I am always fascinated when I see these events. Very cool!

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The Rifleman

Michael. I’m not quite sure if I know what you’re referring to here? However, for an example, you could put a 44-40 or 44 magnum, in a rifle that was actually better known to be a revolver round, and then technically you could call that a rifle round. Of course, those are just two caliber examples of this, as there are many others that fit the bill as well. I suppose you could put a “rifle round”(i.e. 30-06 30-30 ect) in something like a Thompson Center Contender single shot pistol, and it truly would be better know as a “rifle… Read more »

Roy D.
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Roy D.

I have been accused of being obtuse on occasion but you have even me scratching my head.

Michael
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Michael

Can someone explain to me what the purpose of a rifle round is in a fast draw competition?