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​What is Cowboy Fast Draw?

Cowboy Fast Draw is one of the fastest growing cowboy shooting sports in the world. Participants dress in the 1800's period clothing and shoot .45 caliber western style single action pistols.   Shooters will come up with an alias.  We use shotgun primers with wax bullets.    The shooters shoot at a 17" disc from 15 ft away.  When the light in the center of the target comes on, the shooter draws his/her pistol from his/her holster, aims and hits the target while being timed to the thousandths of a second. For more information on the rules, regulations or to join   Cowboy Fast Draw (CFDA) please visit their website.  

Cowboy Fast Draw Motto is:
  • Safety First
  • Fun Second
  • Competition Third
We shoot at the Rio Salado Sportsman's Club in Mesa.
See Contact Us for a map and directions.

Updated News.

  • Set Up for Saturday Shoot.  Friday, February 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM.  All help is appreciated.

  • Saturday Match, February 11, 2023.  Sign in at 8:00 AM, Meeting at 8:30AM Start shooting after that.

  • Wednesday Practice, February 22, 2023, set up at 4:30 PM shoot after that


Rio Salado Vaqueros 2023 Shoot Schedule

Rio Salado Shoot results for January shoot are posted.  The RSV Stats are updated to December.

Rio Salado Vaquero Members Information:

2022 Rio Salado Vaqueros Club Point Winners:

Thanks to Dry Gulcher for the beautiful belt buckles.


   First Place:  Rodeo Romeo (no photo) & Hot Flash           Second Place:  Rattlin' Rob & AZ MamaBear









Third Place:  Three Finger Jack (no photo)  & Rula Dawn                Fourth Place:  Wyoming Ranger





                                                                  FifthPlace:  QC Carver


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The Rio Salado Vaqueros

For more information, email Bart Carr (Muletrain) at
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