Old Tucson is pleased to again welcome the Old Pueblo Gunfighters for the “Gunfight at Old Tucson” on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Old Pueblo Gunfighters is a Cowboy Fast Draw club that is affiliated with and sanctioned by the Cowboy Fast Draw Association in Tucson, Arizona. Fast Draw competitors of all ages shoot at targets with wax bullets. The fastest competitors who accurately hit targets are the winners. Visitors to Old Tucson on Saturday, January 14th, can catch the live action and try the sport themselves under Old Pueblo Gunfighters supervision.
Cowboy Fast Draw is the newest and oldest shooting sport today. This sport transports participants and observers alike back to the era of Colt’s release of the Peacemaker in 1873. From that year through the 1890’s, the American West was unlike any other culture in the world. Cowboy Fast Draw Association members recreate it with wax bullets and the best equipment available of the 1800’s: single action revolvers and center fire cartridges. Fast draw competitors are timed to see who is the fastest as at drawing and successfully hitting targets while shooting single action .45 caliber western style six shooters.
According to the Cowboy Fast Draw Association website, CFDA members are – “out to capture the feel of the Peacemaker in your hand, the smell of holster leather, and the exhilaration of reacting as fast as you dare while remaining cool-headed enough to hit your mark as you compete head-to-head in classic old west fashion.”
Old Tucson has been immortalized in over 300 feature film and TV Westerns and is Hollywood’s most famous western movie location. Regular admission is $16.95 for adults (ages 12 and over) and $10.95 for children (ages 4-11). Children ages 3 and under are admitted free of charge. For more information about Old Tucson including upcoming events, operating hours and the Arizona Resident discount (available for regular admission only), please visit our website at www.OldTucson.com or call us at 520-883-0100. Old Tucson is located at 201 S. Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735.
For more information about Old Pueblo Gunfighters, visit www.oldpueblogunfighters.com.