Dragnet carry....as seen on TV....
Late last nite, I was flipping the TV remote and came across an old Dragnet episode; the Christmas one where the little mexican boy steals the baby Jesus.
Anyway, what caught my eye, was where Bobby Troup (bum) was being interviewed by Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Bill (Harry Morgan) in the squad room. Both Joe and Bill had their jackets off, and I could see both carried the same way. Namely, they both carried their ammo on their belt at the right appendix location and their .38 revolvers, crossdraw at 8:30 or so. I am having a hard time figgering out just how in the heck they can draw their weapons in a timely fashion, if at all, in that location. I could see it and be okay with it, if it was in the normal crossdraw location of say 10-11 o'clock, but surely not at 8:30 or so. Yes, I know it is TV, but still ironic. At least it was in color!!