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* ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger'' is also noted for being a faster draw than any one opponent, and a big fan of BlastingItOutOfTheirHands. However, the radio and early TV series kept it somewhat plausible by not having him try to outdraw multiple people at once.

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* ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger'' ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'' is also noted for being a faster draw than any one opponent, and a big fan of BlastingItOutOfTheirHands. However, the radio and early TV series kept it somewhat plausible by not having him try to outdraw multiple people at once.

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* Arguably subverted in the opening vignette of ''Film/TheBalladOfBusterScruggs'', in which [[spoiler:Buster is bested by a young man who challenges him]]
-->"I should have seen this coming. Can't be Top Dog forever."

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* "Pumped Up Kicks" by Music/FosterThePeople opens with the line "Robert's got a quick hand" and compares him to a cowboy with his dad's six-shooter and a hand-rolled cigarette hanging out of his mouth. He proceeds to use that six-shooter to [[AxesAtSchool kill his classmates at school]], daring them to "outrun my gun".

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* Two examples from Creator/HannaBarbera:
** WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw is billed as the fastest gun in the west. That he is, but he just doesn't know where to aim it.
** WesternAnimation/HuckleberryHound appeared in a cartoon where he's the fastest gun. Trouble is, nobody will socialize with him from intimidation. When Huck bests an outlaw aiming for the title of fastest gun, he offers to surrender his title and guns and give it to the outlaw.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' cartoon "Hare Trigger" has Yosemite Sam (in his debut) challenging Bugs to draw a gun in one second. Bugs does--on a sketch pad. In his western adventures, Sam has a penchant for saying how quick he is on the trigger.

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** From the Prequel, Arthur Morgan - his skills are just as good, ''[[SerialEscalation if not better than]]'', John's.
** [[UpToEleven The absolute king of this trope, though,]] would be [[TheSociopath Micah Bell]] - he's such a quick draw, he can NoSell '''[[BeyondTheImpossible DEAD-EYE.]]'''


* One of these appeared during a montage of various gimmicky hitmen sent to kill ComicBook/ThePunisher. Frank just gets behind him ad pushes him into a subway train.

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* One of these appeared during a montage of various gimmicky hitmen sent to kill ComicBook/ThePunisher. Apparently he's so fast that he was able to outdraw three State Troopers, then ''dodge'' a bullet fired from the fourth before shooting him dead. How does Frank just gets behind him ad pushes him into deal with such a subway train.demonstrable badass? [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill With]] [[MoreDakka an]] [[CombatPragmatist Uzi]].
--> "Dodged a bullet. But not thirty."


* ''Justice Riders'', an {{Elseworld}} with Western versions of the ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', had, of course, [[ComicBook/TheFlash Wallace "Kid Flash" West]] as the fastest gun in the West.

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* ''Justice Riders'', an {{Elseworld}} with Western versions of the ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'', had, of course, [[ComicBook/TheFlash Wallace "Kid Flash" West]] as the fastest gun in the West.

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* In Rob Grant's solo ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Backwards'', in addition to The Cat's example (see Live-Action TV below), Death in the western simulation is an ''extremely'' quick draw. While talking, he draws, fires, and reholsters his revolver in the middle of saying a single syllable word. He hits The Cat in the head.


* Jim the Waco Kid in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' is a [[ExaggeratedTrope ludicrously extreme]] version. He can draw, fire six shots, and reholster his gun before anyone else even draws. He can even take an object in front of him without seeming to move. His backstory also parodies the "unwanted attention from every two-bit thug with something to prove" aspect; Jim describes how he lost faith in everything when he was challenged by a seven-year-old; disheartened, Jim dropped his guns and turned away... and "the little bastard shot me in the ass."

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* Jim the Waco Kid in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' is a [[ExaggeratedTrope ludicrously extreme]] version. He can draw, fire six shots, and reholster his gun before anyone else even draws. He can even take an object in front of him without seeming to move. His backstory also parodies the "unwanted attention from every two-bit thug with something to prove" aspect; Jim describes how he lost faith in everything when he was challenged by a seven-year-old; six-year-old; disheartened, Jim dropped his guns and turned away... and "the little bastard shot me in the ass."


* Britt in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is fast with both guns and knives. Early in the movie, he shows just how fast he is by using a thrown knife to kill an opponent who has a gun.

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* Britt in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' is fast with both guns and knives. Early in the movie, he shows just how fast he is by using a thrown knife to kill an opponent who has a gun.


-->'''Lucky Luke:''' (one-shot derringer in hand, four bullets in the other) It's over Daltons, you now I reload faster than you can shoot.

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-->'''Lucky Luke:''' (one-shot derringer in hand, four bullets in the other) It's over Daltons, you now know I reload faster than you can shoot.

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-->'''Lucky Luke:''' (one-shot derringer in hand, four bullets in the other) It's over Daltons, you now I reload faster than you can shoot.


It should also be noted that being the fastest gun in the west is rarely much help if said character is somehow caught off guard. It hardly matters if one can draw faster than one can blink, it's of no use if one never sees the threat coming. Many a lightning fast gunslinger meets their end by a bullet InTheBack rather than a ShowdownAtHighNoon.

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It should also be noted that being the fastest gun in the west is rarely much help if said character is somehow caught off guard. It hardly matters if one can draw faster than one can blink, it's of no use if one never sees the threat coming. Many a lightning fast lightning-fast gunslinger meets their end by a bullet InTheBack rather than a ShowdownAtHighNoon.



* ComicBook/JonahHex has this reputation. Jonah himself allows that USMarshal J.D. Hart (an occassional ally of Jonah's) ''might'' be a fraction faster.

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* ComicBook/JonahHex has this reputation. Jonah himself allows that USMarshal J.D. Hart (an occassional occasional ally of Jonah's) ''might'' be a fraction faster.



* Jim the Waco Kid in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' is a [[ExaggeratedTrope ludicrously extreme]] version. He can draw, fire six shots, and re-holster his gun before anyone else even draws. He can even take an object in front of him without seeming to move. His backstory also parodies the "unwanted attention from every two-bit thug with something to prove" aspect; Jim describes how he lost faith in everything when he was challenged by a seven-year-old; disheartened, Jim dropped his guns and turned away... and "the little bastard shot me in the ass."

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* Jim the Waco Kid in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' is a [[ExaggeratedTrope ludicrously extreme]] version. He can draw, fire six shots, and re-holster reholster his gun before anyone else even draws. He can even take an object in front of him without seeming to move. His backstory also parodies the "unwanted attention from every two-bit thug with something to prove" aspect; Jim describes how he lost faith in everything when he was challenged by a seven-year-old; disheartened, Jim dropped his guns and turned away... and "the little bastard shot me in the ass."



* A discussed trope in ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', in which Little Bill debunks various legendary quickdraw artists. He denies that quick-drawing is a particularly useful skill and asserts that accuracy often decides who lives ans dies. William Munny later says he was simply lucky during his career of gunfights, when the writer Little Bill had talked to asked how Munny managed to gun down a group of men.

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* A discussed trope in ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', in which Little Bill debunks various legendary quickdraw artists. He denies that quick-drawing is a particularly useful skill and asserts that accuracy often decides who lives ans and dies. William Munny later says he was simply lucky during his career of gunfights, when the writer Little Bill had talked to asked asks how Munny managed to gun down a group of men.



* Dusty Fog from ''The Floating Outfit'' novels of Creator/JTEdson has this reputation. In reality, Doc Leroy is a hairsbreadth faster with a single gun versus Dusty's ambidexterous pair; but Dusty is the one whose name always gets mentioned. Mark Counter is a fraction slower than either and Waco a similar distance behind him; none of the four have ever been beaten
* Used jn many of Zane Grey's novels, and may have invented the trope. Examples are numerous, including Lassiter in "Riders of the Purple Sage". In "Lone Star Ranger" both Buck Duane and Ringo are seen as competing for this designation [[spoiler:: Ringo wins, briefly]].

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* Dusty Fog from ''The Floating Outfit'' novels of Creator/JTEdson has this reputation. In reality, Doc Leroy is a hairsbreadth faster with a single gun versus Dusty's ambidexterous ambidextrous pair; but Dusty is the one whose name always gets mentioned. Mark Counter is a fraction slower than either and Waco a similar distance behind him; none of the four have ever been beaten
* Used jn many of Zane Grey's novels, and may have invented the trope. Examples are numerous, including Lassiter in "Riders of the Purple Sage". In "Lone Star Ranger" both Buck Duane and Ringo are seen as competing for this designation [[spoiler:: Ringo [[spoiler:Ringo wins, briefly]].



* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "A Fistful of Datas", the bridge crew (minus Data who is linked into the holodeck) is trapped in a wild west, where everyone is Data, with his superhuman speed and reflexes. So they are all the fastest guns in The West, and the crew must NOT get into any gunplay, as, per usual, the safeties are off.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "A Fistful of Datas", some of the bridge crew (minus Data who is linked into the holodeck) is are trapped in a holodeck version of the wild west, where everyone is Data, with his superhuman speed and reflexes. So they are all the fastest guns in The West, and the crew must NOT get into any gunplay, as, per usual, the safeties are off.



** John [[spoiler:later, Jack]] Marston, the player character. In the dueling sequences, you can either shoot your opponent in the face, or shoot the gun out of his hand. You get the most [[KarmaMeter honor points]] if you can shoot your opponet's gun and hat without killing him.

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** John [[spoiler:later, Jack]] Marston, the player character. In the dueling sequences, you can either shoot your opponent in the face, or shoot the gun out of his hand. You get the most [[KarmaMeter honor points]] if you can shoot your opponet's opponent's gun and hat without killing him.

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* PlayedWith in ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth''. During their introductions round in the Harriet Inn, Houndstooth introduces Cal Hotchkiss as the "fastest gun in the West" to the rest of their CaperCrew, only for Cal to insist that he's the fastest gun ''anywhere''. When Cal then immediately questions why Houndstooth is the boss, Houndstooth deals with him faster than Cal can blink, establishing who really is the fastest anything anywhere.

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