Brush-Up On Your History: 6 Real Life Gunslingers Who Put Billy the Kid to Shame

The Tactical Hermit


If some bizarre criminal held you at gunpoint and asked you to name six gravel-shitting badasses from the Old West, you’d probably get as far as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday before you started wondering whether the Lone Ranger was based on a real person. But a closer look at Old West history reveals a solid collection of mighty gunmen who didn’t get their own movies, possibly because they were too busy kicking ass to waste time telling everyone how awesome they were.

#6. Buckshot Roberts Defeats Billy the Kid’s Entire Gang by Himself

Andrew “Buckshot” Roberts is probably best known for killing Charlie Sheen while taking a dump inYoung Guns. The actual story of that day is no less amazing.

You see, Billy the Kid (the famous gunfighter and co-author of Bill and Ted’s history report) and his gang the Regulators had a warrant for Roberts’ arrest…

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