Guns blazin’

The Tri-State Gunfighters will begin their 2019 High Noon Shootout series Saturday, April 6 at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum.  The cowboys and cowgirls use replica weapons from the 1870s and wear replica 1870s clothing. The event starts at noon and is free and open to the public.

“The Ole Hoot Owl” will be the celebrity marshal at Saturday’s High Noon Shoot Out at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in downtown Claremore.

Jim Jefferies is the morning drive and Sunday morning gospel show host on Big Country 99.5. Born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, Jefferies got his start in radio at WTHI AM-FM-TV a little over 40 years ago. At the time, the station was owned by Tony Hulman, who’s family owned Clabber Girl Baking Powder and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so Jim got a lot of experience on the air covering the Indianapolis 500.

The Tri-State Gunfighters will be performing a 21 gun flag saluete, a Wells Fargo robbery and several gunfights at the museum.

“We welcome Jim’s help in these shootouts,” stated Rick Neighbors with the Tri-State Gunfighters. “The outlaws that will be at the museum are a tough bunch.

The Tri-State Gunfighters reenactment group performs at numerous fairs, city celebrations and clubs in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.

Jefferies is an active musician, playing saxophone and clarinet in country, jazz, swing and concert groups in and around northeast Oklahoma.

The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum is the world’s largest privately held arms museum. It is located in downtown Claremore at 5th Street and J.M. Davis Blvd.

For more information on the High Noon Shoot Out, call 918-341-5707.