Sport: Draw, Podner!

Inspired by tall tales and egged on by television, a new generation of gunslingers is springing up in the once wild West. These six-gun artists would not think of drilling the sheriff, robbing the morning stage or shooting up a saloon. The current crop of gun toters consists of butchers, businessmen and other working folk, intent only on competitive fun as they draw against one another in one of the reformed West's newest and fastest-growing sports.

There are an estimated 100 fast-draw clubs in the U.S. today. Denver alone has 13. Members dress up in fancy Western outfits, tote six-shooters that cost...

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