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WYATT EARP INTERVIEW ON GUNFIGHTING

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WYATT EARP INTERVIEW ON GUNFIGHTING

WYATT EARP. 1848 – 1929 FRONTIER MARSHAL The most important lesson I learned from those proficient gunfighters was the winner of a gunplay usually was the man who took his time. The second was that, if I hoped to live long on the frontier, I would shun flashy trick-shooting—grandstand play—as I would poison.“I was a fair hand with pistol, rifle, or shotgun, but I learned more about gunfighting from Tom Speer’s cronies during the summer of ’71 than I had dreamed was in the book. Those old-timers took their gunplay seriously, which was natural under the conditions in which they lived....

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