As a writer and old west “enthusiast” I absolutely love reading about the old Texas warhorses like Frank Hamer.
Men who were cut from rawhide and raised in the traditions of the 19th century old west but forced to live in the modern “civilized” 20th century.
In short, men who were the last of the Old West Gunfighters.
“When we talk about personal defense, we may spend too much time talking about attacks from criminals who are not known to us.
It is also a good idea to realize that dangerous encounters can occur with people who are known to us. This reality should also be considered when we are formulating our own personal defense plans. That said, the overpowering urge should always be to find a way to avoid trouble whenever it is the least bit possible.”
For further reading on Hamer, I highly recommend these two books:
Manhunter: Frank Hamer, Texas Ranger (A Novel based on the Life and Times of Frank Hamer, Texas Ranger)