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1st May '16 8:57:43 PM JackG
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* In the Creator/SteveMcQueen western ''Nevada Smith'', Max Sand is [[TeachMeHowToFight taught skill with firearms]] by a gunsmith he's travelling with, so he can carry out his RoaringRampageOfRevenge. One scene has them riding together with Sand suddenly drawing his pistol and pointing it back at an imaginary enemy, showing he's practicing this trope.
13th Mar '16 1:24:54 PM CynicalBastardo
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* In Rob Grant's solo ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Backwards'', in the western section based on the "Gunmen Of The Apocalypse" episode, this happens a few times. The Cat's Riviera Kid alter ego has this as his special skill and Lister's Brett Riverboat character can do this with knives. Death, however, takes the cake. He manages to draw, fire and reholster his revolver in the middle of a speech. The whole thing takes less than the amount of time it takes him to say the word "point" and he lands a shot right in the [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain middle of The Cat's forehead]].
10th Jan '16 7:56:59 AM DocWildNole
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* In the classic Jack Schaefer novel, ''Shane'' goes into detail about the basic technique as well as many of the refinements practiced by others (two guns, the pistol-on-a-swivel, etc.). The climax also graphically illustrates that no matter how fast you are, you ''will'' lose an edge if you don't stay in practice.
11th Dec '15 7:13:12 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy: Marty [=McFly=], surprisingly, turns out to be a talented quick-draw artist, from time spent in his local 7-Eleven playing ''[[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Gunman Wild Gunman]]''. He's just shown to be a "crack shot" at the game in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', but his talent really shows in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' when he is challenged to a 19th Century shooting range and manages to shoot every single target - [[IKnowMortalKombat before this point, he'd probably never used a real gun in his life.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy: Marty [=McFly=], surprisingly, turns out to be a talented quick-draw artist, from time spent in his local 7-Eleven playing ''[[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Gunman Wild Gunman]]''. He's just shown to be a "crack shot" at the game in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', but his talent really shows in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' when he is challenged to a 19th Century shooting range and manages to shoot every single target - [[IKnowMortalKombat before this point, he'd probably never used a real gun in his life.]]]] His first shot goes completely wild because he wasn't prepared for the kick, but he does absolutely perfect on his second attempt.
11th Dec '15 11:48:10 AM Lopiny
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* The Saint of Killers from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' is explicitly described as having a draw so fast the policemen attacking him only saw blurs.

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* The Saint of Killers from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' is explicitly described as having a draw so fast the policemen attacking him only saw blurs. This also serves to neutralize the protagonist's CompellingVoice, by threatening to shoot him the exact second he heard a single syllable from him.
29th Nov '15 6:07:02 PM Spotts1701
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** Robbins had a lot of songs in this vein - "Running Gun", "Mr. Shorty" and "The Ballad of Bill Thaxton" are just a few. The last takes it UpToEleven where the titular Thaxton (a retired Texas Ranger) outdraws and kills another gunfighter despite ''being blind''.
31st Oct '15 11:27:39 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' has the characters slide into a world where Texas is an independent republic that also includes other states such as California. Modern technology and culture exist alongside Wild West rules, and office buildings alongside saloons. A "hostile takeover" has a whole different meaning here, and gunslingers are frequently hired by businessmen to take care of competition via this trope. Naturally, the heroes get mixed up in one when Quinn accidentally gets involved in a duel with a well-known gunslinger and ends up killing him. An instant celebrity (although he later finds out the guy was actually shot by a widow of one of his kills), Quinn is now the target of a CorruptCorporateExecutive who hires another famous gunslinger to take him down. Quinn ends up dropping his weapon, and the gunslinger refuses to kill an unarmed man in broad daylight. The businessman is arrested for his illegal practices.
* An episode of ''QuantumLeap'' has Sam leap into a man destined to be killed in this manner by an old acquaintance. Al, who happens to be pretty good at quick draw, teaches him how to handle a gun properly, and Sam ends up winning the duel, wounding the other man.

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* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' has the characters slide into a world where Texas is an independent republic that also includes other states such as California. Modern technology and culture exist alongside Wild West rules, and office buildings alongside saloons. A "hostile takeover" has a whole different meaning here, and gunslingers are frequently hired by businessmen to take care of competition via this trope. Naturally, the heroes get mixed up in one when Quinn accidentally gets involved in a duel with a well-known gunslinger and ends up killing him. An instant celebrity (although he later finds out the guy was actually shot by a widow of one of his kills), Quinn is now the target of a CorruptCorporateExecutive who hires another famous gunslinger to take him down. Quinn ends up dropping his weapon, and the gunslinger refuses to kill an unarmed man in broad daylight. The businessman is arrested for his illegal practices.
* An episode of ''QuantumLeap'' ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has Sam leap into a man destined to be killed in this manner by an old acquaintance. Al, who happens to be pretty good at quick draw, teaches him how to handle a gun properly, and Sam ends up winning the duel, wounding the other man.
31st Oct '15 5:49:41 AM moloch
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** Averted in another issue, where Tommy is facing a telepathic mutant who can outdraw anyone by reading when they've decided to draw and shooting them right then. The solution, as Nat puts it, [[spoiler:is to have your buddy (Nat) sneak up behind and blow the mutant's head off with a shotgun.]]



* Averted in one ''ComicBook/HitMan'', where Tommy is facing a telepathic mutant who can outdraw anyone by reading when they've decided to draw and shooting them right then. The solution, as Nat puts it, [[spoiler:is to have your buddy (Nat) sneak up behind and blow the mutant's head off with a shotgun.]]
6th Oct '15 10:28:55 AM erraticegomania
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* The Duke of Francis in ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' fires not just from the hip but ''without drawing at all.''
26th Sep '15 2:20:38 PM Berrenta
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** In 4th Edition, drawing weapons is a little bit easier for most classes, but it's still useful for classes like the rogue who can BackStab an enemy they get the drop on ForMassiveDamage. Plus, RuleOfCool, you know?

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** In 4th Edition, drawing weapons is a little bit easier for most classes, but it's still useful for classes like the rogue who can BackStab an enemy they get the drop on ForMassiveDamage.for massive damage. Plus, RuleOfCool, you know?
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