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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