No, what made old Doc Holiday deadly was that he was calm. Despite Hollywood, the true fact is that most men, then and now, when in a gunfight are scared to death and shoot wildly and duck and dodge in panic. Not Doc. He knew he was dying. He wanted to die. He hoped to die. So, he would walk into a firefight like he was at a church picnic. A calm man with a scattergun is a formidable opponent indeed.
The Buddhist moral of this bit of western arcana? One who loses the fear of death, loses all fear and becomes calm in the face of danger.
๑ Samsaran ๑