Category Archives: History

Frank Hamer’s Sweetwater Fight: Lessons Learned

Frank Hamer was not afraid to wade into trouble, but occasionally learned a hard lesson doing so. Such was the case at Sweetwater, TX. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer is best known for helping to end the careers of Clyde Barrow … Continue reading

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Profile: Jelly Bryce—Oklahoma Gunfighter

(l.) Jelly Bryce had his own point-shooting method. Taken for dramatic effect for LIFE (and as we know, in clear violation of NRA safety rules) this image clearly demonstrated Bryce’s unique, deep crouch stance. He would fire when the gun … Continue reading

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Classic Firearms: The Browning Superposed

John M. Browning was truly the Master of American Firearms. He designed great pistols, great repeating rifles, and tools of war that have underscored America’s power in two world wars and countless little dust-ups around the world. It is somewhat … Continue reading

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Tom Horn

At the recent Western Writers of America convention, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, I was pleased to meet historian & author Larry Ball. Larry’s book, TOM HORN: IN LIFE AND LEGEND, is a real dandy and a must-read for anyone interested in … Continue reading

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