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Fast Draw World Records

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 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

Single ShotEvent Total * Single ShotEvent Total *
Standing Blanks 4" @ 8' (Index) Open StyleErnie Hill.219Howard Darby & Ernie Hill1.180Linda Mastro.255Joyce Tryon1.409
Traditional StyleIoan Nica
(Nick Quick)
.236Howard Darby1.334Nicole Franks.267Nicole Franks1.624
Standing Blanks 4" @ 8' (Elimination) Open StyleErnie Hill.208Not ApplicableLinda Mastro.246Not Applicable
Traditional StyleIoan Nica
(Nick Quick)
.232Not ApplicableNicole Franks.263Not Applicable
Standing Wax 15' (Index) Open StyleIoan Nica
(Nick Quick)
.252Ernie Hill1.371Nicole Franks.302Sharon Wenrick2.144
Traditional StyleIoan Nica
(Nick Quick)
.256Ron Phillips1.854Nicole Franks.282Dinah Elrich2.644
Double Blanks 4" @ 8' (Index) Open StyleBob Mernickle.377Bob Mernickle1.246Dee Wiwchar.494Lucy Fair1.591
Traditional StyleRich Parmentier.404Cal Elrich1.309Donna Lechner.4392Rita Guerra1.926
* - 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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World Record Holders
Ioan Nica (Nick Quick) 25
Howard Darby 18
Jon Rivera 17
Cal Eilrich 15
Bob Mernickle 10
Rich Parmentier 9
Bob Bussinger 7
Jim Vonfeldt 7
Ernie Hill 6
Joe Nelson 6
Ron Phillips 5
Chuck Burnham 4
Gil Guerra Jr. 4
Johnny Owen 4
Greg Danielson 3
Bob Graham 3
Ted Blocker 2
Bob Edmiston 2
Jerry Sifferman 2
Jon Wilson2
Terry Zucht 2
Gene Ballard 1
Ken Birdwell 1
Del Burnham 1
Brian Colwell 1
Gene Cozzitorto 1
Bob Dudley 1
Herbert Gootee 1
Gil Guerra, Sr. 1
Mark Hullen 1
Mike Kalloch 1
Frank Lawton 1
Al Miles 1
Mike Pantano 1
Dan Qualls 1
Jerry Simpson 1
Jim Standridge 1
Ray Thielke 1
Tony Williams 1
James Yurasek 1
Nicole Franks 47
Donna Lechner 26
Joyce Tryon 21
Lucy Fair 10
Linda Faughn 9
Dinah Eilrich 8
Sharon Wenrick 8
Rita Guerra 5
Doreen Ballard 4
Linda Mastro 3
Debbie Nelson 3
Susie Vonfeldt 3
Alanna Blinn 2
Peggy Franks 2
Cheri Gosserand 2
Monica James 2
Margie Tinsley 2
Jan Barry 1
Carol Bonnett 1
Lynn Corbin 1
Sarah DeMerritt 1
Sherry Kelley 1
Jennifer Knick 1
Judy Lawton 1
Virginia Reese 1
Dee Wiwchar 1

Thumbing Record Holder Count
The following table lists all of the current record holders in the Thumbing division, and how many records each of them holds. Thumbing is a side event held in conjunction with many of the major competitions.

Jon Wilson9
TJ Vonfeldt 6
Dusty Damrel 5
Anthony Dorman 2
TD Campbell 2
Bob Arganbright 1
Dustin Davis 1
Monty Dorman1
Mike Landis 1
Tom Lechner 1
Shawn Murphy1
Rich Parmentier 1
Dan Qualls 1
Carl Rothenberg 1
Jim Tinsley1
Donna Lechner 15
Alexis Rothenberg 7
Nicole Franks 5
Peggy Franks 4
Laura Campbell 1
Judy Lawton 1

Setting of World Records

This video was taken at the US Open Championships in Watkins, Colorado in April, 2013. It shows three shooters setting new world records. Some of the records were re-broken by the subsequent shooter. Each record must be backed up with a shot within .03 of a second, and in some single-shot stages that was accomplished in a stand-alone shot fired after the round ended.

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