Shooting Gallery: Tombstone

In this episode, Shooting Gallery travels to Tombstone, Arizona, to revisit the Gunfight at the OK Corral.  With the help of Phil Spangenberger, Sheriff Jim Wilson and Larry Mudgett, we take a look at the gunfight from a different perspective.

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Episode #152 – Season 12.

First Aired: 02-22-12

Show Sponsors:

Crimson Trace * Midway USA * Ruger Firearms * Stag Arms * Streamlight * Double Star * Daniel Defense * Taurus

Episode Reference Links:

Special thanks for this episode to:

The City of Tombstone

Tombstone’s Historama

Michael Bane’s Wardrobe provided by:

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical
Rand Custom Hats

Other Reference Links:

Tombstone, Arizona

Sheriff Jim Wilson

Larry Mudgett

Phil Spangenberger on TrueWestMagazine.com

Jason Gedrick

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5 Responses to Shooting Gallery: Tombstone

  1. David L Hight

    February 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Great show had fun shooting it come back any time yup

  2. D Harding

    February 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I grew up seeing Tombstone as we passed through, on the way to and from nearby Douglas, where my father was born and raised. My parents gave me a copy of ‘Tombstone-An Iliad of the Southwest. I walked the streets of Tombstone as a kid and stood where those 30 shots had been exchanged in less than 30 seconds. I didn’t need the TV Westerns to become enamored with the Old West. I believe that the myths that grew out of this gunfight and the Hickock/Tutt shootout got conflated with the formal duels fought by ‘gentlemen’ of leisure’ up until the Civil War. (Remember Hamilton/Burr?). This gave birth to the classic walk-down gunfights in countless Westerns. As for what actually happened, I believe the Discovery Channel got as close as possible with their analysis, as part of the ‘Unsolved History’ series. The old History Channel series, ‘Tales of the Gun’ also looked at the fight, and even interviewed HughO’Brian, who played Earp in the old TV Western. The Technical Advisor on that show? Stuart Lake, who immortalized Earp in his well-known autobiography. As you noted, Michael, the legend will always win out.

  3. Cheap-guns

    February 23, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Wow, Great town Tombstone sure brings back memories.

  4. Linda Dixon

    March 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I really enjoyed the show and
    David Hight was great!

  5. Jeff Shoebotham

    May 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I found this episode quite interesting. First of all, there was only one passing reference to how the Earps had outlawed the possession of guns within the town of Tombstone. On a gun show that supports carry of guns by private citizens, I find this odd. The Earps banned the carry of guns in Tombstone. Why are we thinking of them as good men, when they forced the people of Tombstone to be defenseless? Sounds almost like modern-day California to me: only the police can have guns!

    And for Sheriff Jim Wilson, who said the gunfight at the OK Corral ‘exemplifies the battle of good versus evil': who was evil in the gunfight? Was it the regular guys, who were carrying guns? Or was it the law enforcement personnel, who outlawed the carry of those guns and intended to disarm the people? I remind everybody, the Earps went to the Corral to take away the guns of the Clantons and McLaurys. I find it very saddening that so many fellow pro-gun and pro-rights individuals see the Earps as being the good people in this situation. It’s rather disappointing to see something like this on a show I so enjoy.

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