The Restless Gun, starring John Payne (who also produced the series) was one of the more interesting half-hour serious western series of its time, with good supporting casts and above average scripts. But because it was a black-and-white show, and done in a 30 minute format, and never had the kind of buzz that Have Gun Will Travel did, it was not widely seen in syndication after the early 1960's. This triple-disc set, which includes the pilot episode -- in which Payne lead character has a different name -- is the most widely available that the series has been in about 45 years. The transfers are all clean and sharp, and surprisingly crisp given the age of the materials; and the sound is loud and vivid. It isn't the complete run of the series, but it's enough to give one a good idea of the show's virtues. Each episode carries a single chapter-marker, and each disc opens to an easy-to-access two-layer menu offering access to individual shows. For most viewers today, the greatest interest may lay with the guest stars, who include Dan Blocker and Michael Landon (in the same pilot episode, but not together), James Coburn et al. It's a fun program, albeit serious, and helped mark the transition to adult fare for television westerns.