Informal. gunfighter.
Slang. a person who acts in an aggressive and decisive manner, especially in business or politics, as an investor who takes large risks in seeking large, quick gains.

1950–55; gun1 + sling1 + -er1

gunslinging, adjective Unabridged
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gunslinger (ˈɡʌnˌslɪŋə)
slang a gunfighter or gunman, esp in the Old West

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Example sentences
Gunslinger says they have not seen slain corpses for a couple of years, then this should be done.
In this western, a former gunslinger rides back to his once peaceful home town and finds it overrun with outlaws.
Later he encounters a crazed gunslinger and ends up fatally shot.
It was an offhanded revelation from this official, who is no partisan gunslinger.
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