n. a pistol. (Cowboy and folksy.) : Millard “Shorty” Wilson always carried his shooting iron with him, except for one fateful day back in '92—1892, that is. , He pulled out his shooting iron and got down to cleaning it.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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