A historical look at Old West gun duels--messier and more violent than Hollywood's portrayal

Shtajerc

Ad Honorem
Jul 2014
6,743
Lower Styria, Slovenia
Makes perfect sense. All you want is stay alive, who gives a damn about "honour" in such fights. You can't expect it from the enemy either, so why bother with a clean fight yourself? I like the suspense the waiting just before a duel in a western movie can create, but it's also been used too frequently and just becomes a cheap cliché ...