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In the days of the Wild West, there was a young cowboy
who wanted more than anything to be the greatest
gunfighter in the world. He practiced every minute of
his spare time, but he knew that he wasn't yet first-rate
and that there must be something he was doing wrong.
Sitting in a saloon one Saturday night, he recognized
an elderly man seated at the bar who had the reputation
of being the fastest gun in the West in his day. The
young cowboy took the seat next to the old-timer, bought
him a drink, and told him the story of his great ambition.

"Do you think you could give me some tips?" he asked.

The old man looked him up and down and said, "Well, for
one thing you're wearing your gun too high. Tie the
holster a lil' lower down on your leg."

"Will that make me a better gunfighter?" asked the young

"Sure will," said the old-timer.

The young man did as he was told, stood up, whipped out
his .44 and shot the bow tie off the piano player.

"That's terrific!" said the cowboy, "Got any more tips
for me?"

"Yep," said the old man. "Cut a notch out of your holster
where the hammer hits it. That'll give you a smoother draw."

"Will that make me a better gunfighter?" asked the younger

"You bet it will," said the old-timer.

The young man took out his knife, cut the notch, stood up,
drew his gun in a blur, then shot a cufflink off the piano

"Wow!" said the cowboy. "I'm learnin' somethin' here.
Got any more tips?"

The old man pointed to a large can in a corner of the saloon.
"See that axle grease over there? Coat your gun with it."

The young man went over to the can and smeared some of the
grease on the barrel of his gun. "No," said the old-timer,
"I mean smear it all over the gun, handle and all."

"Will that make me a better gunfighter?" asked the young man.

"No," said the old timer, but when Wyatt Earp gets done
playin' the piano, he's going to shove that gun up your
ass, and it won't hurt as much."

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