Don't ask me y ringoat uses as his avatar ... the mind boggles.
It's a long story. Are you up for it?
When I started at EvC, I didn't have an avatar. Eventually, I developed a short and quick response style. Somebody may have called me a "gunslinger" - you'd have to go back through 20,000 posts to find out who. In any case, I adopted Lee Van Cleef (in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) as my first avatar.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we had a member whom I will not name, who has not been active lately, who is gay. One Valentine's Day, she suggested (as I recall) that we should be ambiguous about our partners' gender to avoid the appearance that only different-gender relationships are legitimate.
Misusing the instructions, as is my wont, I decided to become gender-ambigous. Hence, one of the few female gunslingers I could think of. (Raquel Welch in Hannie Caulder is another possibility.)
I have occasionally switched to Sean Connery as Marko Ramius, the Vilnius Schoolmaster, in The Hunt for Red October, which I claim looks more like me in real life (but nobody believes me) - but people seem to prefer Sharon Stone.
Consider yourself boggled.
Come all of you cowboys all over this land, I'll teach you the law of the Ranger's Command: To hold a six shooter, and never to run As long as there's bullets in both of your guns. -- Woody Guthrie