CFDA Rules, Regulator Guidelines, Range Officer Course & Definitions:

Table of Contents:

(10th Edition - effective February 1st, 2019)
(Be sure to scroll down to the Rules Clarifications & Addendums section to check for recent updates)

Guidelines 2019 Cover

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Please check the Rules Clarifications section below for any changes or clarifications to the Gunslinger's Guidelines.


Rules Clarifications & Addendums:

9th Edition Rules Addenduns-
2018 Addendums -(effective February 15th, 2018)

Wheel Chair Addendum (1-9-17)


 Explaining CFDA Gun Requirements (9th Edition)
List of Approved Six-Guns (as of March 20th, 2018)
Holster Rules Explained - By Quick Cal (2/4/19)

Why? 17-3/16" & Balloon-Disc Targets - By Quick Cal (updated 7-18-17)

Informational Articles:

CFDA Logo Policy

Article - Bracket Match - How to Put On a Bracket Match - By Quick Cal (Updated 2/9/20)

 Article- Is There A Gut Shot - By Quick Cal

Article- Enforcement Policy Results Technical Rule #17 - By Quick Cal (published in Gunslingers Gazette April 2016)

Article- Speed, Accuracy, Recovery, and Late Shots - By Quick Cal (published in Gunslinger's Gazette April 2016)

Article- How to Load CFD Cartridges

Article- Interpreting Rules (4 Tests)

Article- Traveling on Airlines with Guns

Article- Try Cowboy Fast Draw

Article- Triple 7 Test

Article - How To Start A CFDA Affiliated Club

 Marshal Muster Information:

2014 Marshals Muster Agenda

2014 Marshals Muster Minutes

 2015 Marshals Muster Agenda

2015 Marshals Muster Minutes

2017 Marshals Muster Agenda

2017 Marshals Muster Minutes/MarshalMuster Attendance

2018 Marshals Muster Minutes

2019 Marshals Muster Agenda

2019 Marshals Muster Minutes


Range Officer Training:

This program is designed to promote "Safety First". CFDA is an NRA Affiliated organization that promotes safe range operation training as well as introduces and teaches younger shooters safe firearm handling techniques.

Qualified Range Officers (updated 6/23/20) - Click HERE to View List of Qualified Range Officers

Range Officer Program (9th Edition) - Range Operations Course (updated 2020)

Range Operations (9th Edition) - Written Exam (updated 2020)

Range Master Renewal Process (updated 2020)

Range Master Renewal Document (updated 2020)

Range Officer Quick Reference Sheet (updated 2020)

Safety Meeting Checklist (updated 2020)

RO Card Front View

Be sure to stay up to date with RO Course Class Dates, questions and answers, and other helpful information on the CFDA Telegraph!  Click HERE to find a course near you.


Basic Safety & Youth Training Program

The Cowboy Fast Draw Association takes great pride in teaching the younger generation the fundamentals and respect of safe gun handling and competing. 

Click here to view our Basic Safety - Youth Training.pdf

Youth Shooter ID cards are issued at the Club Level:

Youth Shooter ID Card (click to download) - FRONT   /   BACK

 Regulator Guidelines



Regulator Guidelines:
You can also review our  Regulator Guidelines . The Regulator Posse was formed to help support the growing number of CFDA members and affiliated clubs, and to help grow the sport by helping new clubs become affiliated and add members.


Regulators & Territories

Territory map 2013

Posse Administrators

Mongo & Wench
Home: (970)731-9140
Cell: (303)842-0408
342 Cimarrona Cr
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147


Territory Alias & Phone # E-Mail
1. Great Northwest Territory- Bounty Hunter  (208)250-9248
Legally Loaded  (208)697-0282
Appointed Original

PG Taylor (208)732-6123
Appointed Original
Curly Calhoun & Cool Hand Suz
Appointed Original 
  Wild Shot (209)675-2760
Appointed 2013
2. Western Territory- No Daisy (209)262-7643
Appointed 2016
3. Four Corners Territory- Thirsty  (602)300-1325
Appointed 2011
4. High Plains Territory- Boulder Vaquero & Boulder's Babe
Appointed Original
5. Great Plains Territory- Vacant
Deacon & Angel Lady retired 2016
6. Southern Territory- Windmill Kid (432)664-1913
Appointed 2012
Gentleman George & Texas Rose
Appointed 2014
7. Eastern- Ringo (540)819-1697
Appointed 2011
Von Zipper (904)626-6520
Appointed 2016
8. Great Lakes Territory- Fossilman & Lightnin (218)496-5715
Appointed 2016
International- Honcho "Ueli Bracher"  - Switzerland
Appointed 2016




Helpful Tips to putting on a sucessful match:


Click here to view some tips for  Putting on a Match

Click here for  Shooters Meeting Checklist

 Click here for Bracket Matches Information and How to Put on a Bracket Match (previously published in the Gunslingers Gazette)

 Cowboy Fast Draw Scoring Posse -
       - FGA (2017) Standard Operating Scoring Procedures

Cowboy Fast Draw Scoring System - Program Manuel 20.0 (updated 2/6/20)

 CFDA Basic Scoring System Instructional Webinar


 Part 1

 Part 2








Administrative Actions



Disciplinary Actions


Suspension Notice                                                                     Effective: September 3rd, 2019

The DFW Gunslingers have had their CFDA Affiliation and CFDA/NRA Insurance suspended, due to the demonstration of unsafe gun handling, and not following the principles and guidelines of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association.
The DFW Gunslinger will be considered for reinstatement once they have provided the following:
1.         DFW Gunslingers obtain your own Shooting Club Liability Insurance Policy, in the name of your club.
2.         Provide proof that there is a legal entity in your state named, DFW Gunslingers.
3.         DFW Gunslingers provide Cowboy Fast Draw Association, LLC with a Certificate of "Additionally Insured", as provided for in Section 6. Of the CFDA Club Affiliation Agreement.
4.         Letter of confirmation that in the future your club and members will follow all CFDA Safety Rules and adhere to the principles of CFDA.

Cowboy Fast Draw Association

Cal Eilrich a.k.a. Quick Cal, Executive Director