Howard Darby

Fast Draw Artist Fast Draw Artist Gun Spinner Fast Draw Artist Trick Shooter

Fast Draw World Champion

Howard Shooting in Virginia CityHoward began Fast Draw in 1981 after learning about a local club. Since that time, Howard has been one of the most travelled Fast Draw shooters in the sport. He's competed throughout the United States and western Canada pursuing his interest in this, the fastest timed sport in the world.

Howard Darby competing in Fastest Gun Alive Howard currently holds twenty-one world records in the sport of Fast Draw, and has won seventeen world titles. In addition, Howard is the current World Fast Draw Fastest Gun Alive. The F.G.A. is one of the most prestigious titles in the sport of Fast Draw, and uses a format combining both Index and Elimination styles of shooting to create a contest that truly tests the top shooters in the sport. This contest is held every few years and attracts the fastest guns in Fast Draw. The picture above right shows Howard firing one of the final shots to win the last F.G.A..

Click here to watch the full episode of Sport Science with Howard shooting off against NFL quarterback, Trent Edwards








Visit Fast Draw 101 with Howard Darby to view Howard's instructional videos on the sport of Fast Draw.

Fast Draw 101 with Howard Darby



Please contact Howard at howard@gunfighter.com to organize a Fast Draw contest or demonstration. Howard can also put you in contact with shooters in most parts of North America, Korea, Japan, the U.K. or Germany, so please send an e-mail if you have questions about Fast Draw in those areas.




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   Video Clips  

Video of Howard winning Fastest Gun Alive
Fastest Gun Alive
Shooting the final round of the FGA to win the title.
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Video of Howard winning 2005 World Blank title
2005 World Blanks
Finals rounds in the 2005 World Blanks Elimination Championships.
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Video of Howard winning World Blank title
2002 World Blanks
Finals rounds in the 2002 World Blanks Elimination Championships.
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Video of Howard Shooting in World Wax Championship
2002 World Wax
A thirteen minute article by "The National" on the CBC network that follows Howard and other Canadians to the World Wax Championships.
Clip is streamed from CBC web site.


Animated Graphics
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Howard Darby shooting Fast Draw
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Double Blanks
Shooting Double Balloons

Close-up of Draw
Close-up of Draw



Instructional Videos

Fast Draw 101 with Howard Darby