Ramon's father has a small farm and like all the other poor farmers around he owes money to a rich rancher, landgrabber John Barrett. Ramon embarks to deliver the due money to Barrett but underway he gets ambushed, robbed and beaten unconscious. As soon as he can he gets to Barrett after all. Begging Barrett for more time he recognises one of the robbers among Barrett's employes. He thinks Barrett will help him now, only Barrett doesn't. Instead Ramon gets tortured until he can escape. Before he arrives at home his family is already dead, meanwhile killed on Barrett's behest. Ramon, determined to put barrett down, takes up training as gunman.