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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:​​







  • Wednesday Practice, September 27, 2023.  Set up at 4:30 PM

  • Saturday Shoot, October 7, 2023.  Set up at 6:30 AM and sign in at 8:00 AM and shooters meeting at 8:30 and begin shoot after.  We will not be setting up on Friday!!

  • Saturday Shoot, October 14, 2023 has been cancelled.  Many of our shooters will be at the CFDA World's competition.   

   Rio Salado Vaqueros 2023 Shoot Schedule

   Rio Salado Shoot results and Match Points for September shoot have been updated      with the correction is posted.  The RSV Stats are updated to March.

   Rio Salado Vaqueros Members:  Please pay your annual dues ASAP.  They are          $24.00.  Thank you.

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The Rio Salado Vaqueros

For more information, email Bart Carr (Muletrain) at
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