Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Butch Cassidy. When these bold men walked into town with six-shooters in their holsters, most people fled quickly. That is, except for the lawmen willing to take them on. Although lawmen and outlaws stood for very different ideals, they did share one thing in common—gunfighting. To live in the Wild West, especially as a bank robber or sheriff, handling a gun was necessary. Author Jeff Savage discusses the dangerous world of the gunfighter.