Did anyone actually know how to use one? I'm asking because I was thinking about the amount of guns around Southfork (Bobby and JR both had ones squirrelled away), Sue Ellen brought one into the house and Miss Ellie of course had hers in the hall closet. Miss Ellie threatened with one but didn't actually use it. JR pulled one on Clayton but didn't use it and had one when he went to meet Calhoun (but took lessons AFTER he pulled it on Clayton) Bobby had one during the Range War - and both he and Ray fired a couple of shots into Calhoun, very professionally Christopher (not expected to be able to use it as he's a child) fired one at John Ross Kristin used one on JR - and did a good job so she obviously was quite competent or else she just took a lucky guess As did Katherine when she shot Bobby Sue Ellen shot JR (badly) but seemed to be aiming in the right direction. Jessica had one when she kidnapped Miss Ellie. Was it a given in Texas at this time that people carried guns? Maybe some of the characters just used it to threaten rather than do any damage? Jock would have taught the boys how to use one but I always wondered then why JR had to take lessons when he was threatened by Calhoun.