Cowboy Fast Draw US Nationals

20th Anniversary - Cowboy Fast Draw Competition

June 16, 2022 - June 18, 2022

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the Cowboy Fast Draw Association is coming back to the place where it all began, DEADWOOD! The 2022 U.S. National Cowboy Fast Draw event is June 15-18, in the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds in Deadwood, SD. This year’s event is held during Deadwood’s Wild Bill Days Celebration.

ABOUT: The Cowboy Fast Draw Association, LLC is the largest organization devoted to the Sport of Fast Draw to ever exist. They have over 3,000 members. The Moto is:  Safety First, Fun Second and Competition Third. Not that our competitions aren’t important, we shoot hundreds of events a year for prize money, prizes and titles. It’s just that we place sportsmanship and fun above the competition itself, and place safety above all. LEARN MORE

  • Guns: The best equipment available of the 1800’s! STOCK .45 caliber single actions with minimum barrel length of 4.5″, with no external alterations other than smoothing the hammer knurling. No aluminum barrels or cylinders. Front sights are optional. Actions jobs that do not alter the factory-designed external operation of the six-gun are fine.
  • Bullets: Wax bullets only
  • Clothing: Western-Style Clothing is an essential part of the atmosphere we create. Late 1800’s period clothing is the theme. No Tennis Shoes, ball caps, short sleeve shirts, or sponsor logos are permitted.
  • Alias: Selecting an Alias is a big part of what makes Cowboy Fast Draw so fun! Your alias may not be duplicated once it is registered with CFDA.

2022 Fast Draw Schedule

Wednesday, June 15 – REGISTRATION

12:00-5:00 pm: Registration at range (Deadwood Rodeo Grounds)

Thursday, June 16 – CATEGORIES

6:30 – 7:15 am: Gun check for categories 3 of 5, 3x
7:30 am: Shooters meeting with shooting to follow
12:00 pm: Charity March with categories following
Trophies awarded at Range

Friday, June 17 – U.S. NATIONALS BEGINS

6:30 – 7:15 am: Gun check for Nationals (Last Man Standing)
7:30 am: Shooters meeting, Opening Ceremony with shooting to follow. A minimum of 7 rounds of Nationals will be shot. Shooters may register for 2nd chance shoot after elimination from Nationals with proceeds to Shoot for the Stars. No registration for 2nd Chance Shoot on Saturday.

Saturday, June 18 – U.S. NATIONALS CONTINUE

7:30 am: Shooters meeting
8:00 am: 2nd Chance Shoot (2 of 3, 2x) begins
8:30 am: Continuation of Nationals with trophies awarded at Range at the completion of shoots.


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