shooting iron


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shooting iron

n. a pistol. (Cowboy and folksy.) Millard “Shorty” Wilson always carried his shooting iron with him, except for one fateful day back in ’92—1892, that is. He pulled out his shooting iron and got down to cleaning it.
See also: iron, shoot
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