Although SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER features the same director and many of the same cast members as SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF, the film isn't a sequel to the latter movie. Instead, it's another delightful collaboration between director Burt Kennedy and leading man James Garner. This time around Garner plays Latigo Smith, a wandering con man who arrives in the town of Purgatory. When two competing mine owners mistake him for a hired gunman, Latigo sees a chance to get his hands on some of their ill-gotten gains. Trouble arises, however, when the real gunslinger comes to town.
In SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER, Latigo Smith, a man on the run, gets mistaken for a feared gunfighter named Swifty Morgan. Latigo gleefully goes along with this mix-up, enjoying his new identity...until the real Swifty Morgan arrives.