CFDA Rules, Regulator Guidelines, Range Officer Course & Definitions:
Table of Contents:
Rules Clarifications and Addendums
Explaining CFDA Gun Requirements
List of Approved Six-Guns
Holster Rules Explained
Why? 17-3/16" & Balloon Targets
CFDA Logo Trademark Policy
Marshal Muster Information
Basic Safety & Youth Training Program
Regulator Guidlines, Territories & Regulators
Helpful Hints to Putting on a Sucessful Match
CFDA Basic Scoring System Instructional Videos
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Please check the Rules Clarifications section below for any changes or clarifications to the Gunslinger's Guidelines.
9th Edition Rules Addenduns-
2018 Addendums -(effective February 15th, 2018)
Why? 17-3/16" & Balloon-Disc Targets - By Quick Cal (updated 7-18-17)
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
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 8/18/19) - Click HERE to View List of Qualified Range Officers
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)
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.
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:
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
|Mongo & Wench
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
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
Jon Wilson - October 8th, 2009 - Suspension - Notified by Registered Mail
Jon Wilson was fined $250, ordered to write a letter of apology to CFDA Management, and to acknowledge his actions, due to numerous acts both reported and witnessed of unsportsmanlike conduct at CFDA events.
Jon Wilson - November 9th, 2009 - Membership Revocation - Notified by Registered Mail
Jon Wilson's membership was revoked in CFDA for a period of not less than One-Year. Wilson's $250 check was returned, along with any unused portions of his dues, due to an unacceptable response to the October 8th, 2009 suspension. Furthermore, to be reconsidered for CFDA membership, Wilson must complete a State of California Approved Anger Management Course. Wilson must also write a sincere letter of apology to the membership of CFDA and promise not to repeat this behavior in the future.