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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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LA Couty Sheriff's Dept shooting in 1936

LA Couty Sheriff's Dept shooting in 1936

Needless to say...Don't try this at home!


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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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That is a neat video. Obviously I would not try this and it does show that firearms training has come along way over the years.

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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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I wonder how many recruits they lost to training accidents?
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Now that I am through the entire thing, there is a lot of interest hidden in there after the crazy trick shots.

Love the one handed single action shooting and the "police course" that was basically just a bullseye round.

Then the combat range where you can see the roots of PPC and modern action shooting.

Reclaiming lead bare handed with no safety gear in Kalifornia no less!

That group at the end (in white/tan?) looked like they had 1911's. Were they cops or military?

A fun watch, thanks for posting.
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I guess hearing was not as important back then (Cotton in their ears)

I remember shooting a Thompson when I went through the Sheriff's Academy in Houston. Certainly could not write a name though.

Fun to watch. Thanks for the video.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #6
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The group at the end are in all khaki and appear to be Naval officers.

You got to shoot a Thompson in the academy? I didn't get to shoot anything special in the academy, and only got to shoot a AC556 later.
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Cool video
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Old April 29th, 2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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Gotta love that price of ammo. $5.50 a box and a range fee of 25Cents.

That sure is crazy putting your life on the line for some one else to prove their marksmanship. Now i understand the whole apple on the head.

Thanks for sharing a great video.

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Old April 29th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #9
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Gotta love that price of ammo. $5.50 a box and a range fee of 25Cents.

That sure is crazy putting your life on the line for some one else to prove their marksmanship. Now i understand the whole apple on the head.

Thanks for sharing a great video.
5.50 was alot of money in 1936. About a days wage for many.
Those guys holding the skeet n chalk were crazy!!!!
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5.50 was alot of money in 1936. About a days wage for many.
Those guys holding the skeet n chalk were crazy!!!!
When my dad was in high school, he bought a Remington Model 33 single shot 22 rifle. I still have that rifle and did a little research on it, they were sold between 1932 and 1935 and originally priced at $5 when they were introduced. So if that box of ammo was really $5.50 as shown in the movie, not only was that a lot of money, that range was grossly overcharging those guys for those reloads!

Remington Model 33 photo - John Owens photos at pbase.com
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My guess is the $5.50 is the club membership fee. Not the cost of a box of ammo. This is not the LASD range, it is the LASD Revolver Club.

I had to laugh when I saw them registering the "rookies" handgun. I have no idea why that would be necessary. If any range told me I had to register my gun before I shot, I would tell them to get bent. I guess California started early by getting the LEOs used to the idea of registration before they tried to push it on the general public.

And while I'm at it, WTF is the point of charging the target till you just about fall on your own gun I know, modern training tactics had to start somewhere...
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Good times, thanks!
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My guess is the $5.50 is the club membership fee. Not the cost of a box of ammo. This is not the LASD range, it is the LASD Revolver Club.

And while I'm at it, WTF is the point of charging the target till you just about fall on your own gun I know, modern training tactics had to start somewhere...
Very good point about it possibly being a membership fee, that would make more sense.

I always laugh at those old tactics, it really does look like they are about to fall down! Seems like it would be a bit dangerous if they actually fell down.
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Antiquated methods or not that was some fine shooting.
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Great video.... thanks!
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