Scott Coltrane's nickname (the title of this episode) is well-earned; he is one of the fastest guns in the West. But Coltrane is honest and has no desire to get in a non-legitimate fight; furthermore, he has recently married and learns he will soon become a father. When he comes to Dodge to settle, three men take him on at the same time (he drops all three in their tracks, though only after trying as hard as he can to persuade them to quit). Before long, another hired gun comes after him. Coltrane has a Hobson's choice of fighting until he gets killed or not fighting and getting killed anyway. Matt tries to figure out another route Coltrane can take.
Did You Know?
James Arness's limp, the result of a war injury, is very pronounced in the scene where he walks with Coltrane on the latter's ranch. It prevented him from walking, or even riding, for long periods of time. See more
My name's Coltrane, Do you want something from me?
Nothin' I can't take by myself.