Gunfighters: The Outlaws and Their Weapons
Hit the 'owlhoot trail' with the murdering misfits, violent vigilantes, and crazy criminals who settled their spats with weapons drawn. In ... Show synopsis Hit the 'owlhoot trail' with the murdering misfits, violent vigilantes, and crazy criminals who settled their spats with weapons drawn. In "Gunfighters, author Joseph G. Rosa details the gritty lives of legendary outlaws like Jesse James, John Westley Hardin, and the Dalton Brothers, who famously ditched their deputy badges to commit crimes from Indian Territory to California, New Mexico, and Oklahoma before being gunned down. Because these outlaws were known as much for their weapons as they were for their misdeeds, Mr. Rosa also traces the development of the famous guns of the Old West -- pistols like those of Sam Colt and the Remington revolvers favored by good guy "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Full of archival photographs of bad guys and their guns, this infinitely interesting book will make you glad you live in the 21st century.