Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A decidedly pre-Dukes of Hazzard Denver Pyle appears in this episode as Hank Shinn, who swaggers around Dodge City bragging about his skills as a gunfighter. To "prove" his speed with a six-shooter, Hank provokes a duel with a drunken man and kills him. Though disgusted by Hank's actions, Matt can do nothing, since technically he was defending himself. But Sam's comeuppance finally arrives in the former of professional gunslinger Al James (John Doucette) who never speaks when shooting will do. This episode is adapted from the Gunsmoke radio broadcast of May 21, 1955.