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2 claims from a utility patentClaim 1. A game set that can be played by at least two opposing players, comprising: a first holster; a first gun that can be removed from said first holster; a second holster; and, a second gun that is activated too shoot an opposing player if removed from said second holster before said first gun is removed from said first holster.
Claim 2. The game set of claim 1, wherein said first and second guns transmit a signal when said first and second guns are within said first and second holsters, respectively.