Professionals make the fast draw look easy, but the skill takes a lot of hard work to perfect.
Fast-draw specialist Howard Darby teaches this basic technique.
Do you think you have what it takes to ace the fast draw?
The gun slingers of the Old West were feared for their ability with the pistol, but only a few were legendary for their fast draw skills. Names like John Hardin, Wild Bill Hickock, Doc Holliday, and Billy the Kid are synonymous with the fast draw, and for good reason: they were all known for their amazing skills.
Today, the fast draw has developed into a finely-honed skill and celebrated as a sport at quick draw competitions. The best shooters in the world have reaction times clocking in at mere fractions of a second.
If you enjoy shooting, you should learn the fast draw. Only a select few will ever become as fast as some of the experts, but practicing is a lot of fun. After you learn the technique, it is up to you to put in the hard work required to become one of the best!