Miami Vice Flashback

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    Miami Vice Flashback

    During my travels on the inter-web, I came across this old clip from an episode of Miami Vice. The assissin in the clip is Jim Zubiena, an IPSC master shooter and 1984 Southwest Pistol League champion performing a draw from the surrender position on an unsuspecting bodyguard. His shotgun handling is completely Hollywood, but is pistol draw is pretty text book.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lOaGg1nXhgg

    Enjoy :)
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    I ran that over and over with the draw and yes - it is very fast. Seems to be a cross draw rig and the short sweep aside with the draw is slick indeed - not to mention the speed of two hand grip aquisition.

    That takes a lot of practice - like a LOT!
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    Its acutally quick enough that dubbed in sound seems to be a little off...

    He is on his second muzzle flash by the time you hear the first shot.
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    I really dig the mag drop and rearward pull of the slide at the end...NOW THAT IS TEXT BOOK for a clearance drill, minus the reload of course.

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    huh...huh..jeez thats fast.
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    Of course, Horatio Cane would have the CSI guys pull his fingerprints off the inside of the glove and have the guy in lockdown within an hour.....

    Except for the fact that Sonny Crockett already outdrew and capped him with a double tap from the infamous Bren-Ten....

    Gawd, I love Miami Vice.....
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    Aah!!!

    I rented Miami vice from netflix a couple of months ago and saw that episode (little nostalgia trip). I remember wodering at the time how on earth an actor had managed to practice to get a draw that fast. with the filiming schedules for TV shows

    Now I know why!!

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    That was aweseme. Is it just me or did it look like a double tap followed but a third shot aimed just a bit higher?
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    I re-ran several times - seemed like double and no more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clipse View Post
    That was aweseme. Is it just me or did it look like a double tap followed but a third shot aimed just a bit higher?

    Good eyes. Actually I thought it was a double tap as well, turns out he did the Mozambique drill (two to the chest, one to the head). The first two were hard to see, but if you watch the rear of the slide, it cycles immidiatly after he completes his draw. The second and third shots are obvious. I also found an interesting tidbit where he addresses why the mozambique technique was used at this site. http://www.thegunzone.com/software/zubiena2.html I found it while searching for any other scenes (Miami Vice or anything else) he could have done. There is one other scene that isn't worth posting, where he and Crokett have a shoot out, then he (Zubiena) jumps out of a window and into the incoming fire of a dozen cops.

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    Jim Zubiena was actually a two time SWPL champion, '84 and '88, he gave up his career to coach his wife.

    I saw a clip of Michael Mann on some show years ago, he stated that scene took 20+ takes because of the over-sized latex gloves and Zubiena did it in something like 1.5 seconds.

    PS ... Buy the first season DVD set. Stop action, he definitely fires three shots.
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