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    Los Angeles Sheriff's Office Pistol Team

    From bygone times.

    RARE - LASD Pistol Team Exhibition, Historic, 1936, Color enhanced - YouTube

    Opens up with some fairly scary trick shooting (don't do this at home kiddies) then proceeds to a range session. Not so different than today really. Some of the stances are odd and even a hilarious yet obviously serious one-footed engagement of the targets. Some rapid-fire shooting is accomplished, thumbcocking the double-action revolver with good hits registered. See the combat course of fire at 10:00 or so with the one-footed technique seen at 10:58. See the officer shoot the Thompson at around 14:40. It's a sure bet that his steadiness, exhibited during the burst, is an indication that he's spent some time behind the "Chopper" before.

    Glimpses of pre-war revolvers, a 6-inch Smith & Wesson Military & Police and a 6-inch Colt Official Police, may be seen but not in a lot of detail.

    I don't know that the officers shown in the segment would come off looking so poorly against most modern lawmen or competitors.
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    Yikes. The bullet at 1:23 almost grazed that one deputy's ear.

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    Are they nuts???????
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    Ah, for the good old days!
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    ...no, they're dead...and came from a different age..raised on Lash LaRue and Annie Oakley...and Bill Jordan...it ain't the same now...trick shooting was popular back then...and men put their lives in others' hands with confidence...because they knew each other that well...
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    I still think they're nuts.

    I keep expecting Sgt Joe Friday to step into the camera and tell them they're nuts.
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    Now that's old school POLICE right there! Break out the Buchiemer black jacks and long barrel six-guns boys, and have at it!!
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    ...there it is!!!

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    Wow... I know we see a lot of wild west type of stuff in the movies... but this is just.. unreal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    From bygone times.

    RARE - LASD Pistol Team Exhibition, Historic, 1936, Color enhanced - YouTube

    Opens up with some fairly scary trick shooting (don't do this at home kiddies) then proceeds to a range session. Not so different than today really. Some of the stances are odd and even a hilarious yet obviously serious one-footed engagement of the targets. Some rapid-fire shooting is accomplished, thumbcocking the double-action revolver with good hits registered. See the combat course of fire at 10:00 or so with the one-footed technique seen at 10:58. See the officer shoot the Thompson at around 14:40. It's a sure bet that his steadiness, exhibited during the burst, is an indication that he's spent some time behind the "Chopper" before.

    Glimpses of pre-war revolvers, a 6-inch Smith & Wesson Military & Police and a 6-inch Colt Official Police, may be seen but not in a lot of detail.

    I don't know that the officers shown in the segment would come off looking so poorly against most modern lawmen or competitors.
    Very cool! Some of the boys were even using 1911s (around 15:35)
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    ...or a coupla shots of scotch beforehand...

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    Well, I thought it was awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Very cool! Some of the boys were even using 1911s (around 15:35)
    Oh yeah. Forgot to mention that. Back when, if you wanted a .45 automatic, your choice was Colt, and only Colt! Not so sure we're so much better off with 9 jillion different 1911-style clones in short, medium, and full-sized models and all done up with "special sauce, three kinds of cheese on a toasted sesame seed bun." But hey, it's America and we need choices. Got ... to .... have ... choices... Mindless choices on occasion perhaps, but we gotta have 'em!

    I'm grateful I came of shooting age back in the Age of the American Colt .45 Automatic, in all its guises.
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    ...when you become aware of your "mindlessness", there're a long list of us who'll help you get rid of all your nonessential weapons...and I'm first on the list...
    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Oh yeah. Forgot to mention that. Back when, if you wanted a .45 automatic, your choice was Colt, and only Colt! Not so sure we're so much better off with 9 jillion different 1911-style clones in short, medium, and full-sized models and all done up with "special sauce, three kinds of cheese on a toasted sesame seed bun." But hey, it's America and we need choices. Got ... to .... have ... choices... Mindless choices on occasion perhaps, but we gotta have 'em!

    I'm grateful I came of shooting age back in the Age of the American Colt .45 Automatic, in all its guises.

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