Howie Blake and Dobie Tinkerman are two friends not expecting too much out of life. All they want is to make a living, and to have a good town to earn it in. When they met Waldo Fritz it looked like they might have at least found a paying job - armed robbery. Waldo tries hard to teach them the way of the outlaw, but the results are less than spectacular. Their hearts just aren't in it.
When they finally get some money together, they part ways with Waldo. They set out on their own journey, thinking they can leave their old life behind them, with hopes of joining the Arizona Rangers. They think they are through with crime and Waldo Fritz. They are wrong.