- "Pretty tough hombre when you're pointin' a scattergun at a man's back!"
- —Buford to Strickland
A shotgun was the gun carried usually by Chief Marshal James Strickland in 1885. He used it to threaten Buford Tannen when he immaturely sneered when being warned that he and his gang had to check their guns. He aimed the barrels at Buford. ("If you can't read the sign, Tannen, I presume you can read this.") Buford reluctantly checked his weapons along with his gang. However, after he disposed of his knife, Buford hadn't taken out his derringer handgun.