View Full Version : The Gunfighter

07-20-2008, 09:55 AM
A cowboy sitting in a saloon one Saturday night, recognized
an elderly man standing at the bar who, in his day, had the
reputation of being the fastest gun in the West.

The young cowboy took a place next to the old-timer, bought
him a drink and told him the story of his great ambition.

'Do you think you could give me some tips?' he

The old man looked him up and down and said, 'Well, for
one thing, you're wearing your gun too high. Tie the
holster a little lower down on your leg.'

'Will that make me a better gunfighter?' asked the
young man.

'Sure will,' replied the old-timer.

The young man did as he was told, stood up, whipped out his
44 and shot the bow tie off the piano player.

'That's terrific!' said the hot shot. 'Got
any more tips for me?'

'Yep,' said the old man. 'Cut a notch out of
your holster where the hammer hits it. That'll give you
a smoother draw'

'Will that make me a better gunfighter?' asked the
younger man.

'You bet it will,' said the old-timer.

The young man took out his knife, cut the notch, stood up,
drew his gun in a blur, and then shot a cuff link off the
piano player.

'Wow!' exclaimed the cowboy 'I'm
learnin' somethin' here. Got any more tips?'

The old man pointed to a large can in a corner of the
saloon. 'See that axle grease over there? Coat your gun
with it.'
The young man went over to the can and smeared some of the
grease on the barrel of his gun.

'No,' said the old-timer, 'I mean smear it all
over the gun, handle and all.'

'Will that make me a better gunfighter?' asked the
young man.

'No,' said the old-timer, 'but when Wyatt Earp
gets done playing the piano, he's gonna shove that gun
up your ass, and with all that grease on it, it might not
hurt as bad.