The most thrilling aspect of the PRC oater Lightning Raiders is the film's title. Though Buster Crabbe earns top billing as do-gooder Billy Carson (aka Billy the Kid), the first reel is dominated by Al St. John as Billy's mangy saddle pal Fuzzy Q. Jones. Expecting an important letter, Fuzzy gets suspicious when the mail fails to arrive on time. Billy and Fuzzy soon learn that the mail has been hijacked by bandits, who are holed up in a seemingly impenetrable shack. The brains behind the criminal operation is a "leading citizen" type who hopes to gain a financial leg-up in the community by reading the stolen mail.