Author: Doug Dukes
Works Published by UNT Press
Firearms of the Texas Rangers: From the Frontier Era to the Modern Age
Published: August, 2020 Pages: 640 Features: 182 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index.
From their founding in the 1820s up to the modern age, the Texas Rangers have shown the ability to adapt and survive. Part of that survival depended on their use of firearms. The evolving technology of these weapons often determined the effectiveness of these early-day Rangers. John Coffee “Jack” Hays and Samuel Walker would leave their mark on the Rangers by incorporating new technology which allowed them to alter tactics when confronting their adversaries. The Frontier Battalion was created at about the same time as the Colt Peacemaker and the Winchester 73—these were the guns that “won the West.” more... about Firearms of the Texas Rangers: From the Frontier Era to the Modern Age