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Shane
Quote: “I’ve heard you’re a low-down Yankee Liar”

The tale of a gunfighter who, no matter how hard he tries, can’t escape trouble, Shane is the quintessential Western.

A quiet movie overall, the final gunfight is sheer dynamite.

Tense in built up and lightning fast in action, the 3-against-1 shootout is heart racing and iconic.

The speed of the fight (gunfights then and now are typically quick affairs) keeps the scene grounded, as does Shane getting mortally wounded.

The movie earns bonus points for one of the greatest Western villains of all time.

Jack Wilson (Jack Palance) is among the wickedest men to ever holster a six-shooter on the silver screen.

He’s sadistic, arrogant and more than deserving of his spot on boot hill.
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Richards 10-Gauge Side-by-Side, Spencer 1860 Saddle Ring Carbine, Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3, Single Action Army, J. Stevens & Company 1878, Starr 1858 Army.

Tombstone
Quote: “Get to fight’n or get away!”

There is no more famous gunfight in the West or cinema than the O.K. Corral.

The 30 shots in 30 seconds has been recreated in one way or another nearly two dozen times in films over the years.

But the 1993 rendition starring Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp is perhaps the most iconic.

Historically accurate, well that’s another story.

But who cares, because it’s a great scene with great one-liners, non-stop action and incredible pistol work by Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday.

There’s plenty of artistic license taken — it’s a full three times as long as the actual fight.

But the performance isn’t made the roof improbable.

Good and bad are wounded.

It requires more than one round to stop a cowboy from fighting.

And the fliers — there’s no shortage, as would be expected in tense, close-quarters conflict, steeped in adrenalin.

The gunfight is what it is — which is great by movie standards.

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As satisfying as it is to watch Kane overcome the men who mean to do him harm, it’s what happens afterward that makes the scene.

No town deserved a loathing scowl more than Hadleyville.

Guns: Colt Single Action Army Artillery Model, Colt Single Action Army Quickdraw Model.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Quote: “You see, in this world there are two kinds of people my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.” Yes, it’s perhaps as unlikely a Western gunfight (or any gunfight for that matter) as has been committed to film.

But ask yourself this: do you really care?

Of all the times Clint Eastwood held a gun in his hand, the final shootout of this 1966 Spaghetti Western is perhaps the most memorable.

What beats it?

Maybe Dirty Harry, maybe.

Blondie (Eastwood), Tuco (Eli Wallach) and Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) square up in the perfect Mexican standoff.

The moment is only heightened by one of the most iconic Western soundtracks of all time.

Sometimes you can’t split hairs about the realism of a scene, you just have to sit back and enjoy it.

Guns: Colt 1851 Navy Cartridge Conversion, Remington 1858 New Army.

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