Thell Reed

Thell Reed was a Fast Draw prodigy while still in his teens. He was one of the original five Combat Masters in the South West Combat Pistol League and achieved that rank using Colt SA revolvers. The B&W photo shows a young Reed being fitted for an Anderson Walk and Draw rig by Anderson in the early 1960’s. The rig shown, a rough out working rig, is a special pattern developed for Reed’s small stature. The invoice for this rig is dated 1-27-66. Reed gave this rig, with right hand holster only, to a mutual friend who shot live ammo fast draw with him saying that the friend was going to blow his knee cap off using the junk rig he had. The friend added the Reed rig to my collection 30 years later.