The Lone Ranger

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    The Lone Ranger

    I am as ever giving away my age but hey - it ain't a secret anymore!

    Saw an ad on TV this morning with some real old blurry cowboy footage which I am sure was from The Lone Ranger - and got to wonder. Just how likely would it be to be able to hit a bad guy on horseback - from horseback at 25 yards plus - at a full gallop??

    I'd rate my chances as about 1:1000, on a good day

    And how anyways do you spell ''Keemo Sarbay'' - that is the phonetic version
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    Oh my - memories QK!!!

    I remember Tonto was played by ''Jay Silverheels'' but darned if I recall who played the LR.
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    I always thought it was Keemo Sabay (or maybe Sabae). But then again that's just me....

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    Clayton Moore played The Lone Ranger. He was my heroe growing up. Tonto, you go around and attack from the back, I'll wait here until I hear shooting. ???

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    ...and we all know what "kemosabe" really means right:

    * One of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons shows the Lone Ranger looking in an Indian dictionary and discovering that kemosabe is "an Apache expression for a horse's rear end."

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    Oddly enough blanks are much more accurate than bullets.......... Atleast in the movies.

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    "kemosabe" SP?

    I don't know how to spell it.
    I thought it meant Trusty Friend or Trusted Friend. ???
    Not sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Oh my - memories QK!!!

    I remember Tonto was played by ''Jay Silverheels'' but darned if I recall who played the LR.
    Clayton Moore if what's left of my memory serves.

    And if we want to pull the age card, I can remember at a very young age listening to the LR on RADIO. You kids know radio, the TV without the picture!

    As for the question about shooting off the back of the horse...... No problem, if you're the LR!
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    A few years ago I was on assignment in Isreal - my favorite TV program was the Lone Ranger. Everyone was speaking Hebrew. "Kemosabe" sure sounds different there ! What a hoot !!!

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    Possible? Maybe

    I've done quite a bit of shooting of horseback, mainly a lot of Cowboy mounted shooting with SA .45's, loaded with rat shot or something similar they'll pop a balloon up to 10-15 yards. This is not the scenario in the lone ranger. What I can tell you is once you're comfortable riding at a gallop it's amazing what you can do. They gate is relatively smooth compared to other horse gaits, and you can shoot alright. I've never shot anything at 25+ yards while riding or seen it done, but i have seen some old cowboys do some pretty amazing things with their "peacemakers", so I wouldn't put it past them. Sure makes for a good movie though.
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    Great responses guys and thx. HPH - ahhh Clayton Moore, What a star!

    Kemosabe - that sure looks better and now I recall the ''horse's rear end'' bit LOL! It does tho sound more like ''my good friend''.

    Way way back my house was named ''La Chaux de fonds" - sounds quite nice, but it means I believe ''Bed of Lime''

    Rick - ''listening on radio'' - shucks man - I guess that too was a crystal set eh?? :biggrin" No sweat I had one too.
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    I read somewhere that the technique used by the old Calvary Indian fighters is similar to throwing a baseball. Cock the gun, start with gun up above shoulder and make like you are throwing a ball (just don’t let go of the gun) and pull the trigger at the point where the ball would be released, just about like shown in many of the old westerns we use to laugh at. Almost all of us (guys) can throw a ball and come reasonably close to hitting what we want.

    When I took my CCW class the old FBI firearms trainer that ran the class showed us a “point shooting” taught by the FBI that has some similarities; start with the gun in the “low ready” position (held with both hands down by your strong side hip) when shooting thrust the gun straight out while looking where you want to hit, fire when arms are extended. He said most people can just reach out with a pointer and push a button without using sights and this technique is just the same. I would think holding the gun extended with one hand trying to aim while on a moving horse would be about useless.

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    on the radio I listened to the Shadow!!!
    The best

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