The following is a sample list of some current World Fast Draw Association records. These records reflect the speeds that can be achieved by a skilled competitor drawing and firing a single-action revolver. It should be remembered that the shooter can not touch his gun or holster prior to the signal light coming on, and that all times include the shooter's reaction time to the random light signal. Records are compiled in the following categories:
Men / Women
Elimination / Index (total score) competitions
Open / Traditional style competitions
Single shot / Event totals (3 rounds for double target events, 5 shots for all others)
World Record Examples
Event Total *
Event Total *
Standing Blanks 4" @ 8' (Index)
Howard Darby & Ernie Hill
Standing Blanks 4" @ 8' (Elimination)
Standing Wax 15' (Index)
Double Blanks 4" @ 8' (Index)
* - Event totals are 5 shots for all events, except for doubles which is 3 rounds.
All times are in thousandths of a second. For example, .250 is exactly one quarter of a second.
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All World Record Holders
The following table lists all of the current World Record holders, and how many records each of them holds. Records are held in the different events, at different distances, and using different styles (each contest is sanctioned as a specific style). Please see the pages on Events or Classifications for further details.