​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.

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Practice Shoot. Set up at 4:30 

  • Friday Set up for Saturday Shoot, February 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 Sign in at 8:00AM

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Practice Shoot. Set up at 4:30 PM

Rio Salado Vaqueros Shoot Schedule

Rio Salado Points are posted for January.

Rio Salado Vaquero Members Information:

2021 Rio Salado Vaqueros Club Point Winners:

      First Place:  Shady Mike & Southwest KC.                     Second Place:  QC Carver & Miss Kitty






Third Place:  Rodeo Romeo & Matchstick Mitch                 Fourth Place:  Everett Hitch & Yowee

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                                                         Fifth Place:  Muletrain

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The Rio Salado Vaqueros

For more information, email Bart Carr (Muletrain) at muletrain2010@msn.com.