Although Scott is identified as a cattle rancher, neither his ranch nor any cattle are ever shown; so it's a bit odd that "Stampede" is in the title of this film.
Matt Chaflin, Hired Gunslinger:
I always give a man an even break - unless I know he's faster on the draw than I am.
Scott walks into the saloon expecting a showdown with Matt, yet does not react the first time Matt draws. Which turns out okay because Matt merely shoots off Scott's hat (like Scott had done to Matt earlier). However, Scott could not have known that Matt's first draw was without lethal intent. Considering the high stakes in a confrontation with a sheriff-murdering gunslinger hired by ruthless greedy robber-barons, an avenging character like Scott should have shot back immediately.