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

Table of Contents:

(12th Edition - effective January 1st, 2023)
(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:

Club CFDA Insurance Qualifications Statement (1-1-23)

 Addendum - CFDA Target Start Light (2-2-22)

CFDA Equiptment Requirements

 Explaining CFDA Gun Requirements (9th Edition)
List of Approved Six-Guns (as of May 1st, 2022)
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

Article - Why CFDA Developed it's Own Brand of Timing Equiptment


 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

2021 Marshals Muster Agenda

2021 Marshals Muster Minutes 

2022 Marshals Muster Agenda

2022 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.

Please send any Range Officer Questions or Inquiries to

Qualified Range Master Instructors
Noah Chance (AZ) -
Dangerous Dave (ID) -
Cowboy UP (CA) -

Qualified Range Masters (updated 5/31/23) - Click HERE to View List


Range Officer Program (10th Edition) - Range Operations Course (updated 2022)

Range Operations (10th Edition) - Written Exam (updated 1-1-23)

Range Master Renewal Document (updated 1-24-23)

Range Master Reinstatement Exam (updated 1-1-23)

Range Officer Quick Reference Sheet (updated 2020)

Safety Meeting Checklist (updated 2020)

RO Card Front View

Hand Judge Training Brief (updated 3-30-22)


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.



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


Territory Alias & Phone # E-Mail
1. Great Northwest Territory- PG Taylor (ID)
Appointed Original
Curly Calhoun & Cool Hand Suz (ID)
Appointed Original 
  Wild Shot (ID)

Appointed 2013
2. Western Territory- No Daisy (CA)
Appointed 2016
  Fowl Shot & Huckleberry Honey (CA)

Appointed 2020
3. Four Corners Territory- Thirsty  (AZ)
Appointed 2011
  Muletrain & Southwest KC (AZ)
Appointed 2019
  Slowpoke (UT)
Appointed 2019
4. High Plains Territory- Boulder Vaquero & Boulder's Babe (SD)
Appointed Original
  Boothill Bryce & Miss Christy (SD)
Appointed 2009
5. Great Plains Territory- Kansas Belle (KS)
Appointed 2017
6. Southern Territory- Windmill Kid  & Miss Betty (TX)
Appointed 2012
Gentleman George & Texas Rose (TX)
Appointed 2014
  Boss (TX)
Appointed 2014
7. Eastern- Ringo (VA)
Appointed 2011
Von Zipper (FL)
Appointed 2016
  Spanky (VA)
Appointed 2019
  Green River & Wildfire (KY)
Appointed 2020
8. Great Lakes Territory- Fossilman & Lightnin (MN)
Appointed 2016
  The Rossiman (IL)
Appointed 2019
International- Honcho "Ueli Bracher"  - Switzerland
Appointed 2016


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




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

Disciplinary Acion: 6-29-21
Demetrius Correy a.k.a. Texas Marshal
Life Membership is hereby suspended for cause, not to be disclosed. He may not enter any CFDA Sancioned Event unil
a Noice of Resoluion is posted.


Cowboy Fast Draw Association

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