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Offline Capt. Hamp Cox

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Who said this? #4
« on: May 30, 2004, 10:14:00 am »
"The most important lesson I learned...was that the winner of the gunplay usually was the one who took his time.  The second was that, if I hoped to live on the frontier, I would shun flashy trick-shooting - grandstand play - as I would poison...In all my life as a frontier peace officer, I did not know a really proficient gunfighter who had anything but contempt for the gun-fanner, or the man who literally shot from the hip."

Hint:  "frontier peace officer" should suffice for now.

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Re: Who said this? #4
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004, 04:50:50 pm »
Wyatt Earp
Well..........Bye!

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Re: Who said this? #4
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2004, 06:34:32 pm »
Bill Tilgaman
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Re: Who said this? #4
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2004, 07:28:32 pm »
Wyatt Earp

Cheyenne has the correct answer.

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Re: Who said this? #4
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2004, 10:10:45 pm »
I believe that passage is printed word for word, or really close in Lake's book.
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Re: Who said this? #4
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2004, 10:30:32 pm »
I believe that passage is printed word for word, or really close in Lake's book.

My source for the "Who said this?" series is Bill O'Neal's Encyclopedia of Western Gunfightrers.