Granted, I've never been in an Old West Shootout, but I've always imagined them to be full of noise and smoke and chaos, resulting in some bullet-ridden bodies. And from what I've read, shotguns were of grave concern to the person facing the wrong end.
The best, or what might be the most accurate, I've come across on the screen has been the final gunfight in Open Range.
Below are video clips. What do you think?
Why have I been thinking about this? Well, one author friend wrote what I'd term a modern western with a bit of romance (Outlaws). Another author friend is soon to release his first western romance--with a touch of paranormal, set in the Old West titled Ghost of Lost Eagle.
The first is a really good read, and I anticipate the second will be as well.