THE FAST HAND – DANGEROUS PRIDE
Who can think of the old west for too long without thinking of a shootout?
The old west was generally slow paced. A lot of folks would live for months without seeing another human. Then there were times when things got lively. A trail herd would come through, a band of Indians might cause trouble, or some cowpunchers might want to let off a little steam.
Whenever you got the right mixture of tough men, guns, short tempers and very little law – it’s not hard to picture the outcome. Oft’ times pride (with the assistance of a ‘fast hand’) shortened or ended the life of many a westerner.