Legendary figures of the Old West, from Sam Houston to Charles Goodnight, loom large in Texas mythology. But there’s something more that puts the Lone Star State—El Paso and Mercedes, in particular—on the global map. Cowboy boots.
It’s rare that a rancher rides his property without some means of varmint control, and recreational shooting is more popular than ever. We tested and reviewed 12 handpicked firearms—a broad blend of old and new—all with Western flair.