The second of six low-budget Ken Maynard Westerns produced by Max and Arthur Alexander, Six Shootin' Sheriff featured a veteran star who, as reviewers were quick to point out, had gained quite a bit of poundage since his heyday in the early '30s. Maynard played Trigger Martin, a cowboy falsely accused of bank robbery and hiding out under an assumed name in a small Western town. Wounded in a barroom brawl with the town bully, Trigger is nursed back to health by post mistress Molly Morgan (Marjorie Reynolds). Impressed with Trigger's ability to stand up to the town's lawless elements, shopkeeper Zeke (Lafe Mckee) persuades the newcomer to accept the position of sheriff. A former associate, Chuck (Walter Long), attempts to blackmail the new sheriff, but Trigger not only prevents Chuck and his gang from raiding the post office safe, but also saves his kid brother (Bob Terry) from a life of lawlessness. Although made for around 15,000 dollars, Six Shootin' Sheriff netted its distributor more than six times that amount on Maynard's box-office value alone.