Jim 'Dog' Kelley is opening a new hardware store in Dodge City with a gun repair shop run by Guns McCallum who knows guns but is short of stature and temper. Guns is frequently teased about his height which he does not take well. It results in a couple of gun fights where he has wounded men but has been unscathed although he is slow. Earp puts him in jail in order to calm him down and talk to him. He learns Guns is from Monmouth, Illinois, Earp's hometown. Earp contacts his relatives about Guns and learns he has a wife. Earp sends to Kansas City for her and she comes to Dodge City hoping to make up with Guns. She is taller which is part of their issue. Gunfighter Johnny Ringo comes to Dodge City wanting his favorite gun repaired. Guns tells Ringo he has mistreated the gun leading to some of the problems. He is able to repair it except for replacing the barrel for which he has no parts. Guns and his wife decide to leave Dodge City for a fresh start but Ringo catches him before they ... Written by
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It is estimated that Wyatt Earp took part in more than a hundred gunfights during his career as a Western Marshal. He was fast because he had to be, but he shot only in the line of duty and he always tried to disable his man, rather than kill him. Marshal Earp had no relish for gunfights and he scorned the drink-crazed amateurs or criminal psychopaths that glorified shooting it out with .45s. They made his job as Marshal of Dodge City the most dangerous on the frontier. Thus,...