Tap Andrews has left his past behind. He's no longer a Wyoming lawman backing down any mobs, nor a Brand Inspector dodging rustler's bullets. He has loaded up the wagon and is moving the very pregnant Pepper and their 11-year old ward to a seemingly perfect new family life in Montana. His old friend Stack Lowery has invited him to partner on the 50-thousand acres of timbered range land called the Slash Bar Ranch. There are a few surprises though, such as cows in the front room and Indians camped in the back yard. Then there's the pack of outlaws raiding the neighborhood, and two inept bank robbers bumbling through. Of course the pacifist neighbors could use some help with the people wanting them off the land. Tap again takes up his guns, steels his courage, and hits his knees to help settle this part of the Old West.