In the upcoming March 2014 issue of Rifle Firepower, author John Fasano interviews Peter Sherayko, a man many Western fans will know and admire. Fasano writes, “Western movie fans know him as Texas Jack, Wyatt Earp’s right-hand man in the classic movie Tombstone. He’s also the author of two books on Hollywood Westerns, including The Guns and Gear of Tombstone and The Fringe of Hollywood, which explains step by step how to make a historically accurate Western. His company, Caravan West, has supplied guns, holsters, horses and just about everything else to just about every Western made in the last 20 years, from Buffalo Girls to the Rough Riders. He was twirling a six-gun as the bad guy in Death Wish 4 and swinging through the streets of New York in the 1970s doing public appearances for Marvel Comics as Spider-Man.”

During the interview, Sherayko talks about his life and lessons he’s learned. When it comes to gun ownership, Sherayko says, “Having a gun means I’m a patriotic American. It gives me comfort and confidence and a learned skill. It baffles me that some people are afraid of an inanimate object.” As for the draw of Westerns: “I watched them as a kid, and very few days go by that I’m not watching a Western. Gunmanship and horsemanship always marveled me, and together, they make a Western. It’s America.”

To read the whole interview, check out the March 2014 issue of Rifle Firepower, available on newsstands and digitally December 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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