THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE WORLD FAST DRAW ASSOCIATION, INC.
Dean (Nitro) Cummins,
WORLD FAST DRAW ASSOCIATION
Dan Qualls, Chairman 6000
Wilkins Ave. Oakdale CA. 95361
Ruth Ann Qualls, Secretary 6000
Wilkins Ave. Oakdale CA. 95361
Miles Miller, Treasurer
2490 Fair Road, Abilene, KS 67410
Area 1 - Vacant
Area 2 - Mike Landis AR, TX, LA, OK
Area 3 - David Livingston AZ. NM.
Area 4 - Dale Weitzel Southern CA.
Area 5 - Colby Qualls Northern CA.
Area 6 – Gregg Townsley OR. WA. ID 503-348-1066 firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 7 – Larry Schipper NV. UT
Area 8 – Frank Lawton MT, WY. ND. SD
Area 9 – Jim Tinsley NE. KS. 620-441-8033
Area 10 – Gary Rosen
MO. IA. MN. WI. IL. IN. KY.
Area 11 – Vacant OH. WV. VA. MD. NJ. NY. PA. VT. CT. MA. NH. ME.
Area 13 – John Arnold CO.
Area 20 – Dennis Robinson BC Canada
Area 21 – Richard Benedictson
AB. NWT. SK. MB. ON Canada
Area 22 – Hidenori
Howdy All. Hope
everyone is doing well. Weather is changing and the weeks are flying by. We
will be doing some serious shooting very soon. Par for the course, Tinsley put on the first Vice
Chairman Contest of the year.
I plan on putting out the Top Gun every other month so if
you want to include anything in the issue please have the information to me by the first of that month. Everyone is welcome to submit articles or information, this is your magazine.
As you will see later in this issue, we have six Chairman
Contests set for 2014. That’s a lot of traveling & shooting folks. Also a heck of a lot of fun. Please be
sure to verify a competitors membership at the sign up table. If they are current
members they should have their card with them. This includes Life Members.
Any member that has not received an email or two from me,
I would like to have your email address. On occasion I will email out updates
or other information to all the members for whom I have their emails.
Watkins CO. Shoot. April 26 & 27.
Friday April 25th 6 PM Board Meeting at the shoot site, Dean Cummins place
730 S Imboden
crew plans on providing breakfast & lunch both Sat & Sun at a very reasonable fee.
Also Dinner Sat night when we will pass out the buckles for 2013.
The dinner will
have such things as roast turkey, brisket, rolls, salad, potatoes & gravy, corn, Chocolate Cherry cake and drinks. All for $25 a plate. Folks, this is good
down home cooking.
drinks will be available for everyone during the contest, also very reasonable prices.
Hope to see all of you this year.
hosts for Chairman contests, please include a separate piece of paper listing any records that were broken at your contests. This will help immensely in keeping up with the records. It is very easy to overlook a broken record that is only circled on a score sheet.
We have had a good start to the sign-ups for 2014 – 2015. Thank
you everybody so much for getting your dues in. Things seem to be shaping up for a very eventful year. Should be interesting for all who attend. Good luck to all
of you shooters as the year progresses.
During this last year, we have lost several shooters who have been involved in the Fast Draw community. Please let us know if you hear of someone we lose, so that maybe we can honor them in the Top Gun during
Ruth Ann Qualls
Area 5 Howdy folks
Area 5 vice chairman doing my monthly report. I don’t have anything new to report except for the fact that California is finally
getting a good amount of rain. We still haven’t had any matches going on around here yet. Once we get a date set for
our first match I will make sure to let everyone know. I am still planning on hosting at least three V.C.s so our area will
qualify for a buckle. I hope everyone is doing well and I hope to make it so some shoots this year to see all of you and meet
our new members. Well that’s all folks
Area 5 Vice Chairman
AREA 6 REPORT
Here’s our first report for Area 6. I’m
Gregg Townsley and I’m the current vice-chairman for Area 6, which includes Oregon, Washington and Idaho. To date, we’ve
accomplished the following:
Our first WFDA sanctioned shoot —
an 3X wax elimination contest — was in 2011 in Forest Grove Oregon, where Oregon Fast Draw LLC’s first club, the
Orygun Gunfighters, wanted to try something new and different.
A world record setting townsfolk alley
was held at the 2012 Sportsmen’s Show at Portland’s Expo Center. Over 800 people tried the sport, which was sanctioned
by the WFDA and enjoyed the support of a great many NRA and SASS shooters to coach the shooting lanes.
In 2012, Oregon Fast Draw also began a
new fast draw club, restoring an old name, the Portland Fast Draw Club, long dormant . The club now meets twice monthly in
nearby St. Helens, Oregon for practice and competitions. Twenty-some members strong, most of our shooters are “thumbers.”
A few of us are beginning to fan and twist draw. The Portland Fast Draw Club shoots elimination and index at its monthly matches
and often enjoys “Showdown” multi-target style shooting as well.
In 2013, three of our members entered
WFDA competitions and did none too shabby I might point out. One of us came home with a trophy — Juliana Bateman.
Oregon Fast Draw, LLC’s third fast
draw school was held in 2013, with Jon “Trickshot” Wilson in attendance. Jon, you’ve been great! Our members
are still talking about it. We’ve been starting fast draw clubs and holding fast draw schools in Oregon since 2008.
Our first chairman’s contest will
be held in August 23-24, 2014 in Dayton, Oregon. Five-thousand dollars ($5,000) in cash and prizes will be offered and drawings
will be held for an engraved firearm, a custom-made holster and other prizes. We’re real excited about this event! See
the flyer else-where in this newsletter for more information.
One more item. We’re bringing Alex
Bateman, the videographer, to Watkins this year. He’d like to do a few interviews. If you’re interested in being
one of them, give Scott Bateman a call at (971- 275-3835.
We’re off and running. It’s taken us
a while. But we’re proud of our efforts and members who are helping to make WFDA fast draw one of the fastest and funnest
(is that a word?) sports there is!
Howdy every one, I hope you
are all doing ok and staying warm. We here in Area 9 kicked off the 2014 shooting season 3-1-14 with a indoor shoot in Arkansas
City, Ks. The day started out at 40 degrees and when the contest was over it was 24 degrees. Some of the shooters that were
coming didn’t because of ice up in the northern part of the state. We later got 2/10s of an inch of ice. I am writing
this on the 2nd of March and we have 3 to 6” of snow on the way today.
The contest went very well,
and we all had a very good time. It was great to see some of the people we haven’t seen in months and catch up on what
has been going on in their lives. Our good friends Gary and Carol Adrian came down on Thursday and stayed with us until after
the contest was over. It is always great to spend time with them.
I have a new shooter, his
name is Michael Segree. Mike lives here in Arkansas City, and is a super nice guy. I hope you all get to meet him soon. He
has been over and practiced 5 times before the contest. He was pretty nervous at the contest but did well.
Our next contest will be in
Area 2 at Mike Landis house April 19th in Newkirk, Ok. It is a warm up for the Watkins, Co. shoot. If any of you
can make it you will have fun. We always have a cook out. Mike and I furnish the meat and every one brings a covered dish
and what they want to drink.
Looking forward to seeing
everyone in Watkins, Co in April. Be safe and have fun.
SHOOT FAST AND TRUE
AREA 20 VICE CHAIRMAN’S FAST DRAW
REPORT, MARCH 2014-Den Robinson
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the
Thunderbird Fast Draw Club’s year-long shootout-aka ‘Gun Of The Month’ competitions! The winners of the
2013 awards were:
Top Gun Billy The Kid Trophy: Marshall
All-Around 2012-2013 Billy The Kid Trophy:
Top Gun Woman’s ‘B’
Division: Paula Murphy
Top Gun Men’s ‘B’ Division:
Marshall Campbell-yep, bested all the adults!
Second O/A ‘B’ Division:
Third Place ‘B’ Division:
Top Gun Women’s Division: Karen
Second Overall Women’s Division:
Third Place Overall Women’s Division:
Top Gun Men’s ‘A’ Division:
Second Overall ‘A’ Division:
Third Place Overall ‘A’:
Division: Doug Abbott.
Fastest Time of Year Blanks: Glenn Renney
Fastest Time Of Year Double Wax at 10ft.:
Fastest Time Of Year Wax @ 15‘:
Most Improved Trophy: Paula and Shawn
The Top Guns were also treated to Government
of B.C. Certificate Of Awards by MLA (Member Of Legislative Assembly ) Mary Polak at the Annual Banquet of the Langley Rod
and Gun Club which was held at the Newlands Golf Course dining room for 134 guests, (sold out two weeks in advance!) including
several local Celebrities. Some of the Celebrities, including MP (Member of Parliament) Mark Warawa, (who bought his own holster
at the last contest!) Township Mayor Jack Froese, and Mary, also mentioned their adventures with Fast Draw during their speeches
to the audience….
Please note# THE BROCHURE OF THE WORLD’S
OPEN INDEX FAST DRAW CHAMPIONSHIPS
(The old Canadian contest in Aldergrove)
is available inside this issue of Top Gun! For those of you that may be wishing to attend, please contact myself, Den Robinson
at 604-540-6394, or email
##John Bianchi’s FRONTIER GUNLEATHER
has just donated FIVE $100 Gift Certificates to our
World Open Index Fast Draw Championship
towards purchase of one of his fine (and legendary!) rigs!
To witness quality in action please visit:
www.frontiergunleather.com or link to them at: www.thunderbirdfastdraw.com
we have just received a large package of gifts for the contest from
Canada’s National Firearms Association
THANKS TO BOTH!
Next up for Thunderbirds is the Annual
Historical Arms Collector’s Society Fast Draw demos and show booth that has become an annual event for the club This
will take place on March 8/9, 2014 (and will likely have been done by the time you read this…) but last year’s
event drew a crowd of more than 4,000! And we drew our guns…
Looking forward to seein’ y’all
Den Robinson, WFDA
Vice Chairman, Area 20 (B.C)
Rule Change Proposal
Submitted by Dan Qualls
Rename “Hollywood Division” to “Thumbing Division”.
Reason. I think these days Hollywood conjures up thoughts of very liberal images and is not a descriptive term
at all regarding Fast Draw. When you tell someone you shoot “Hollywood
Division” their eyes look like a deer caught in the head lights and you usually get a reply similar to “what in
the world is that”? If you tell someone you shoot “Thumbing Division”
they immediately have some idea of what you are talking about. I know that a
FEW people may still have some WFDA thumbing guns but the WFDA has not had a “Thumbing Contest” for ten years
that I am aware of. If someone wanted to have a thumbing contest with their WFDA
Thumbing guns it could be a “Modified Thumbing Contest”.
AREA 9 3-1-14 “Let’s Get To Shooting”
VICE CHAIRMAN RESULTS
1st Bob Arganbright
2nd Gary Adrian
3rd Ken Birdwell
4th Jim Tinsley
5th Herbert Gootee
6th Mike Landis
7th Mike Segree
8th Ron Farris
9th Richard Parmentier
1st Margie Tinsley
2nd Carol Adrian
2014 Chairman Sanctioned Contests
April 26 &
27 - Area 13 Watkins Co.
John Arnold, Brian Colwell, Dean Cummins
May 24 &
25 Area 13 Co. Fort Collins
CO. John Arnold, Brian Colwell
June 21 &
22 - Mountain View Arkansas
Celebrity shoot James Tinsley
July 19 &
20 Area 20 - Aldergrove Canada Denny & Karen Robinson
August 9 &
10 North Dakota Frank & Judy
& 24 Area 6 Oregon Gregg Townsley & Scott Bateman
Vice Chairman Sanctioned Contests
April 19 Newkirk Fun Shoot
For more info contact Mike Landis at 580-362-2450
May 31st 2014 World Championship Warm Up
For more info please call Herbert at 620-660-2107
2014 Contest will be all wax, 5 shots each at 5’, 8’, 10’,
Location- The Central Valley Posse
Range in Los Banos
Sign up 9AM, shoot 10 AM
Entry $25 plus $5 WFDA shooter fee. Total
Payout is awards &standard percentages after expenses.
Must be a WFDA member to shoot the contest.
For more info Dan, Ruth Ann, Colby Qualls 209-847-0483. email@example.com
2014 US Open Wild West
Open Index- April 26th
Fast Draw Club Loveland, CO. Brian Colwell, John Arnold, Dean Cummings (Nitrokid)
Location: 730 South Imboden
Road, Watkins, CO. 80137
Entry Fee: Men $135.00
/ Women $135.00 NOTE: If shooting in both contests
( US Open and Hollywood)
WFDA Fee will not be required in Hollywood Division.
Sign Up: Saturday 8:00AM
Contest Starts: 9:00AM Sumday: 8:30-9:30AM Cowboy Church
Style: “OPEN Index”
( Shot Elimination Style) Events: All Wax shots on Blocker Targets.
Saturday: 5 shots S/B
@ 8’ 5 shots S/B @ 10’ 3 sets D/B/4’ @ 8’
Sunday: 5 shots S/W @
5’ 5 shots S/W @ 8’ 5 shots S/B/W 5 shots S/W @ 15’
Men Prize Structure Women
1st $500 + Award 1st
$400 + Award
2nd $250 + Award 2nd
$200 + Award
3rd $200 + Award 3rd
$175 + Award
4th $175 + Award 4th
$150 + award
5th $150 + Award 5th
135 + Award
6th $135 + Award through
10th Place Men / $135 + Award through 7th Place Women
Note: There will be also a $25 event money per event + $100 for the
fastest shot of the contest (Men and Women)
After the first day of the competition there will be a jackpot Shoot
S/B 8’ Open Elimination 3 out of 5 shots.2X of 3X
There will be clean bathrooms
and a place to wash your hands.
Tents/RV’s Campsites 40 Acres/ self contained only/ NO power/electricity/dumpsite.
Dumpsite at Tomahawk Truck
Stop on I-70. Hotels within 15 miles of Watkins, Clarion Inn (303-340-3800)Comfort Inn
(303-367-5000) Microtel Inn (303-371-8300) For more INFO Brian (970-218-1774)/John (719-661-0662) Dean (303-358-0112)
2014 Wild West Shootout – Hollywood Division
April 26th & 27th
Sanctioned by WFDA
Sponsors and Host: Thumbusters FDC, John Arnold, Dean Cummings
Location: 730 South Imboden Road Watkins, CO. 80137
Entry Fee: $35.00 Men/ $35.00 Women
Sign Up: 8:00 AM Contest 9:00 AM
Sunday Cowboy Church 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM Competition starts at 10:00 AM
Style: Thumbing Only except you can fan second shot and doubles. All
guns to be
Stock 45LC Caliber-38/357 SA with action job. Holsters can be any WFDA,SASS
CFDA, Lawman ready position OK but the other hand cannot be touching
Events: All wax events shot on blockers targets.
Prize Structure Standard Percentage
There will be $300 added to prize money $200 for Men and $100 for Women
1st 30% + Award 1st 50% + Award
2nd 25% + Award 2nd 30% + Award
3rd 20% + Award 3rd 20% + Award
4th 15% + Award
5th 10% + Award
NOTE: 100% payback after expenses.
All accommodations; See Page 1 of WFDA Shoot
Mountain View, Arkansas
Chairman sanctioned by,
The World Fast Draw Association
Place: Mountain View,
Arkansas at the Fair Grounds
Date: June, 21st and
Sponsors: Mountain View,
Chamber of Commerce
Host: The Missouri Raiders
Fast Draw Club
Style: Traditional, shot
Sign up: Sat, 8:00am
to 8:55am Start at 9:00am
Events Saturday: S/B@8’,
S/B@10,’ S/B/B, D/B@8’ 3 sets
Events Sunday: S/W@8’,
S/W@10’ S/W@12’, D/W@8’ 3 sets
Entry fees: Men $100.00
Women $90.00 + $10.00 WFDA shooter fee
All wax will be shot
on the Blocker target
Host reserves the right
to subtract or add an event
If shooting in both events
shooters fee will be waved for Hollywood
1st $700.00 +trophy
1st $600.00 + trophy
2nd $500.00 + trophy
2nd $400.00 + trophy
3rd $400.00 + trophy
3rd $250.00 + trophy
4th $300.00 + Trophy
4th $200.00 + trophy
5th $250.00 + trophy
$175.00 + trophy
6th $200.00 + trophy
6th $125.00 + trophy
7th $175.00 + trophy
$90.00 + trophy
8th $150 + trophy
9TH -15th $100.00 + trophy
There will be a trophy
awarded in each event for fastest series man and woman
There will be a trophy
awarded to the fastest shot of the contest man, and woman.
We will have a banquet
Sat night, the trophies and prize money will be handed out then for the Hollywood contest. We will also award the trophies
for the fastest series for the events that day in the World Index contest, for both men and women. There will be a prize table
with prizes for everyone. We will have a trophy for best dressed man and woman, and best dressed couple, so wear your best
Ozark Folk Center State
Park PINE Wood Cabins
1032 Park Av 103 W Washington
Mountain View Mountain
Inn (Best Western) Red Bud Inn
Hwy 5/9 & 14 428
Mountain View Mountain
This is going to be a
very nice contest to attend. There will be something for everyone. Mountain View is a beautiful place with lots to see and
do. You can go to Mountain View Arkansas on your PC and check it out. Looking forward to shooting with all of you there.
The county that Mountain
View sits in is a DRY county. If you want to drink any thing stronger than Pepsi after the contest you will need to bring
it with you.
For more info call Jim Tinsley @ 620-441-8033
Hollywood (thumbing only)
WFDA sanctioned Hollywood Chairman CONTEST
Hosted by The Missouri
Raiders Fast Draw Club
June, 21st in Mountain
Style; Hollywood Index,
shot elimination style
Entry Fee: $30.00 + $10.00
WFDA shooters fee
If you are signed up
in the World Index contest the $10.00 shooters fee is waved
Start: Sign up 8:00am
to 8:55am start 9:00
Pay out: Standard % +
1st 30% + award
1st 50% + award
2nd 25% +award 2nd
30% + award
3rd 20% + award 3rd
20% + award
4th 15% + award
5th 10% +award
The Hollywood contest
will be held on Saturday, 6/21 only and will be shot with the World Index Championship contest. We will start with a full
round of The World Index Championship. When the first round is finished we will have a round of Hollywood, and then back to
The World Index Championship.
The cash and awards will be awarded at the banquet
Newkirk Fun Shoot #1
Date: April 19th 2014
Place: Mike Landis house
east of Newkirk, Ok.
WFDA and KFDA sanctioned
Hosted by: Mike Landis
Style: Open Index
Entry Fees: $25.00 +
$5.00 WFDA shooter fee
Time: Sign up 9:00am
to 9:55 Start 10:00am
S/B@10’ D/B@8’ 3sets
S/B/W S/W@ 15’
This will be a warm up
for Watkins, Co
All entry fees will be
returned after expenses
Prize structure: Standard
percentage, plus 10 awards for men and 5 awards for women. Awards will be certificates.
Directions to Mike’s
house: At the one and only red light in Newkirk, Ok. Turn east and go 7 miles to Hilltop Rd. turn right go 1 mile to Mike’s
house 5250 N Hilltop Rd.
After the shoot is over
hot dogs and baked beans will be served. Please bring a covered dish, and what you want to drink.
For more info contact Mike Landis at 580-362-2450
World Championship Warm
Place: Herbert Gootee’s
ranch @ 9099 268th drive Arkansas City, Ks
WFDA and KFDA VC sanctioned
Hosted by: Herbert Gootee
and The Missouri Raiders Fast Draw Club
Date: May 31st 2014
Time: sign up 9:00am
to 9:55am contest start @ 10:00am
S/B@10’ S/B/B D/B@8’ 3 sets
S/W@12’ D/W@8’ 3 sets
Entry fees: $30.00 +$5.00
WFDA Shooter fee
All money after expenses
returned as prize money
1. 30% + award 1.
50% + award
2. 25% + award 2.
30% + award
3. 20% + award 3.
20% + award
4. 15% + award
5. 10% + award
Directions to Marks place:
From route 177 (Summit Ave) and Kansas Ave go east on Kansas over the Walnut river bridge to the first road on your left,
that will be 81st Rd turn left you will go around a big curve the road goes straight but 81st turns left follow it down the
hill and up the hill to the top, on the left is a street sign 268th drive turn right and go all the way back to Herbert’s
After the contest we
will have a cook out, hamburgers will be provided. Please bring a cover dish and what you want to drink.
For more info please call Herbert at 620-660-2107
This month’s TECH TIP ..........I see this at
every match when people come off the line they go to their area and take the cylinder out of the gun to clean it You REALLY
don’t need to do this at a match or contest because small particles of debris fall into the holes of the gun that are
now, not blocked by a pin or an oil barrier. The oil around the cylinder pin is a great blocking barrier for sludge to not
get by because it is so small that tiny pieces of wax or powder that wasn’t fully burnt can’t get past. ! I have
shot "literally" thousands of rounds through my gun before taking it apart ....if you remember to just brush it ....and a
small spritz of WD-40 inside the barrel after every 6 - 12 shots! All that really needs to be done is to run a nice
fresh bore brush through the gun a few times holding the gun barrel pointed at the floor - why? Because all those particles
now fall OUT OF the gun instead of falling INTO THE GUN, this only needs to be done a few strokes when you come off the line
so stuff doesn’t have a chance to build up inside the barrel. Save your time and energy at a match by watching the competition
and keeping your head in the game, and take the gun apart at home where you have a lot more time and attention to detail.
If you have a holster that says “UNSTOPABLE” on the belt,
DON’T blow it apart by shooting before the gun
A few of our ladies in
L to R - Anita Miller, Judy Lawton, Diana Rosen,
Nicole Franks, Peggy
Franks, Shawn Schiff