Gunfighters blast away at Pioneer Days annual event in 29 Palms

The portable set used to enhance the shows put on by the gunfighters

Gunfighters for Hire were on hand at the 29 Palms Pioneer Days Parade annual parade and entertainment at Luckie Park on Oct. 21, 2017, and gave a show that will be remembered for a long time.

Putting on a show, outside of Pioneertown, can be tiring but well worth the effort.  This year the gunfighters were invited by the 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce to participate in the Pioneer Days parade, which was at 10 a.m., and perform two shows at Luckie Park at 4:15 and 6:45 p.m.  The shows were free and plenty of laughs and smiles from the crowd were evident as the gunfighters put on a great show.

Gunfighters for Hire is one of the few organizations that uses actual period correct firearms and clothing of 1850 – 1900.  Shooting isn’t the only thing that happens during a show, there is also a safety demonstration to teach not only the kids but adults that firearms are dangerous, even when blanks are used.  Gunfighters for Hire is proud that a number of its members are retired law enforcement, retired military, or both.  Their service is greatly appreciated.

Not to give away any of the punch-lines, but be sure to go to one of the shows this winter and watch out for the town drunk in the red flannel underwear.  Fun is guaranteed and there are lots of shootin’ and hollarin’ and smoke.

To make the shows better, the gunfighters bring out a portable town that consists of a saloon, a bank, a Marshal’s office and a jail.  This town is no light-weight material and takes several hours to construct and take down.  All of this was made easier with the help of volunteer Marines from 29 Palms MCAGCC.  Semper Fi and thank you Marines.

Marines helping to take down the set
Marines helping to load the set onto the trailer
Marines helping to load the set onto the trailer