Actually the gunfight was not in the corral but close to it. The tabloids or pulps of the time gave it that name for the snappy sound.If I remember correctly the shootout took place in an open corral.
DJetAce said:To bad all the Earps didn't have sawed off shotguns. I bet there never would have been a fight if all four of them leveled those scatterguns are the Clantons. Funny how 'someone' here talks about shotguns being toys, but we all know four sawed offs at 10 yards would have frozen the action, then and there.
Got that right. The Earps were no better than the Clantons and McLaurys. They just had Virgil Earp's badge to hide behind. The Earps and Holliday were arrested and charged with murder (accounts say that Tom McLaury was unarmed when Holliday shot him in the back), but they were freed by a judge who was kin to the Earps.brass hammer said:the FACT is that it was  'CLANS' of SCUMBAGS!
the clantons were 'HUNGOVER'
the earps were still drunk/pumped [coke].....and HAD THE BADGE!!!!!