When horses begin to turn up missing, the county forms a vigilante committee. Rancher Matt Jessop has the bad luck to innocently hire two shady characters to work on his ranch. Will the two drag Matt and his family down with them?
Ranchers have hired a gunfighter to run farmers off the land. He kills a man and then goes after the wife. The wife flees to a shack nearby. Soon she and the stranger in the shack are pinned down and try to find a way out.
Dan Morgan accidentally kills a man and spends five years in jail. He returns to exact revenge against the judge who sent him up. The judge offers him a job which he refuses...until he meets the judges beautiful daughter.
Joel Todd is in a marriage for convenience to a younger woman. They are moving westward and receive a military escort through Indian country. A young Lieutenant openly shows his affection for the married woman.
Jim Todd, a former sheriff, has committed his life to track down the four men who held up a bank and shot his wife. After finding three, he finds a man who resembles the fourth but is a respected citizen.
A bounty hunter tracks a man to his home town. After he kills the man, he stops in to visit his wife. His wife tells him she can't live that type of life anymore and is leaving him. He says he can't change.
Steve is the lone survivor of an armed robbery. He recovers from his injuries but is told because the location of the bullet in his body he will be lucky to live 6 months. Realizing time is short he goes on a desperate bid to live life to the fullest and extract revenge on those who tried to kill him
Tom Andrews comes home after a long absence because of the war to find his wife Barbara has been murdered. He begins to try and unravel the circumstances of her death and discovers Barbara was not as pure as he'd hoped.
Hoby Gilman returns to Crawford, Texas after the war and finds the town is taken over by a former confederate colonel. Hoby is asked to stand up to the colonel but he has had enough of guns and violence.