Gun Quickdraw is a game of speed and accuracy.
A single action pellet gun and leather sheath will be used for this competition.
A 12 inch metal plate will be used for this competition.
The competitors will start at a minimum of 3 meters. The gun will be sheathed at the waist. The trigger hand may be placed on the knife with fingers open. When instructed to shoot, competitors will draw their gun and shoot at the target. The faster of the two shooters of whom hits the plate wins the round. Games are played as a best of 3 throws. In the case of a tie at the end of the third round, the game goes to sudden death winner being the first person to successfully stick into the target space faster than their co-competitor.
Variations on the competition format are allowed depending on circumstances pertaining to attendance and available equipment. This game is typically played in a double elimination format but for such competitions as IKTHOF worlds, there will be a qualifier that will decide the top 10 competitors to play in the double elimination.
IKTHOF aims to create a standard inside the game of quickdraw and uses a light timing system that signals a ready (amber) and go (green). This timing system determines the time taken for a hit down to 1/1000 of a second.