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.357Jedi
03-14-2010, 16:07
Forgive me if this has been asked before.

Who is your favorite snub gunning hero from film or TV?

For me it is a toss up between Richard Roundtree as Shaft, or Bruce Willis as Joe Hollenbeck in The Last Boy Scout.



And no, you can't name yourself.

Havasu
03-14-2010, 16:46
Joe Friday

MCPreacher
03-14-2010, 16:48
Maxwell Smart.... Or Canon :)

Chuck54
03-14-2010, 18:07
Steve McQueen in "Bullit"




Had to get an inverted shoulder holster for my model 36 after seeing the movie.

glockess56
03-14-2010, 23:35
Joe Friday or Cagney and Lacey!

MinervaDoe
03-16-2010, 19:46
Maxwell Smart.... Or Canon :)
+1 for Maxwell Smart.

moncoacp
03-16-2010, 20:23
Joe Mannix. 1st time I ever saw the behind the back carry. I thought that was so cool.

AZ_Quailhunter
03-18-2010, 12:33
I always like Craig Stevens in "Peter Gunn"

K720
03-18-2010, 13:34
Elliot Ness on "the Untouchables."

snubfan
03-19-2010, 19:40
Brad Pitt and J.K. Simmons characters in The Mexican.

Berto
03-19-2010, 19:52
Tubbs

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/b/b1/MV3-SW38-3.jpg/600px-MV3-SW38-3.jpg

pjva04
03-20-2010, 16:23
Tubbs



+1 for Rico

rd4man
03-28-2010, 08:33
Roger Murtaugh

Herb Twoleaf
03-30-2010, 03:16
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JFrame
03-30-2010, 07:22
I guess I'll go with Rico Tubbs also.

My second choice would be Tony Baretta (Robert Blake), who always packed two snubbies -- one Mexican-carry, the other in his boot. That was the first instance I ever saw in a T.V. show of the hero actually carrying a BUG.

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BuckyP
03-30-2010, 08:06
Lots of good choices. I'd vote for Maxwell Smart.

I guess Ken Hutchinson is out, as he's well known for his Big-A Python. He carried a snubby in the pilot.

1smoothredneck
03-30-2010, 13:41
Barnaby Jones........nah. maxwell smart fer sure.

BuckyP
03-30-2010, 14:37
Barnaby Jones........nah. maxwell smart fer sure.

IIRC, Barnaby Jones carried a 4" revolver, not a snub.

Berto
03-30-2010, 17:44
Lots of good choices. I'd vote for Maxwell Smart.

I guess Ken Hutchinson is out, as he's well known for his Big-A Python. He carried a snubby in the pilot.

Yeah, I think it was a 2.5 Python or Diamondback, he did use a J frame in one episode, the one Glaser directed.

M1a65
03-30-2010, 22:35
+1 for Tony Beretta, shame the way things turned out for the "Lil Rascal"...

Ebb27
04-03-2010, 17:14
Joe Friday.


"Just the facts ma'am."



:supergrin:

Honor Bound
04-05-2010, 08:47
Can't find the screen shot but my choice is Vic Mackey.

BuckyP
04-05-2010, 09:00
Can't find the screen shot but my choice is Vic Mackey.

While The Shield is my favorite show of all time, I don't think Vic would count. He's only used the snub as a backup, his primary being a S&W 4506.

Honor Bound
04-05-2010, 09:17
While The Shield is my favorite show of all time, I don't think Vic would count. He's only used the snub as a backup, his primary being a S&W 4506.

Buck,

Yes, The Shield is an excellent show, and yes, Vic Mackey did wield a snub nose more than once. So in my opinion, he does count.

But if you want to split hairs, I think Vic more accurately falls under the anti-hero category. He did effectively destroy the lives of just about everyone around him.

jtull7
04-05-2010, 09:47
I cannot believe that no one has said yet the immortal line, the coolest line, ever said in a TV cop show:

"Book 'em, Danno."

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t107/jtull8/steve.jpg

BuckyP
04-05-2010, 11:55
I cannot believe that no one has said yet the immortal line, the coolest line, ever said in a TV cop show:

"Book 'em, Danno."

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t107/jtull8/steve.jpg

Too bad the actor, Jack Lord, was vehemently anti-gun.
:rollingeyes:

jhmayhem
04-06-2010, 17:42
Frank and his iconic S&W Model 19 from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, played by Danny Devito. He is perhaps the most irresonsible CCWer I have ever had the pleasure of seeing on television.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/b/b2/Iasip302-sw19a.jpg

MinervaDoe
04-07-2010, 23:51
I already voted for Agent 86, but I have to add that Tyne Daly was very cool packing a snub nose revlover in The Enforcer.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_McI_KJIXOq0/SGSATAduWjI/AAAAAAAACRg/S-xKvC1hGd4/s320/TheEnforcer2.jpg

SIGSAREBETTER
04-08-2010, 00:26
It's no contest for me, and I'm SHOCKED no one has already named him; Jim Rockford.

BuckyP
04-08-2010, 07:23
It's no contest for me, and I'm SHOCKED no one has already named him; Jim Rockford.

Maybe 'cause the show sucked? :tongueout:

:outtahere:

smokin762
04-08-2010, 07:32
It's no contest for me, and I'm SHOCKED no one has already named him; Jim Rockford.

I was going to say Jim Rockford too but you beat me to it.:supergrin:

smokin762
04-08-2010, 07:34
Maybe 'cause the show sucked? :tongueout:

:outtahere:

A middles aged guy with a Firebird and a J-Frame in the glove box. I am half way there.

I would have had a Mustang though.:supergrin:

Berto
04-08-2010, 08:52
Rockford took down a helicopter with a j frame, that's immortal.

smokin762
04-08-2010, 20:08
Rockford took down a helicopter with a j frame, that's immortal.

What you didnít know is he was using Speer GoldDots. I do too.:whistling:

Ganesh
04-11-2010, 20:03
Rockford took down a helicopter with a j frame, that's immortal.

So did John McClane in Die Hard: With a Vengeance....:supergrin: Well actually he shot down a powerline that fell into the helicopters blades, but still, heh....oh and he only had one shot left to do it with, hehe.:tongueout:

BuckyP
04-11-2010, 22:47
How about Ben Shockley in The Gauntlet.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/5/57/Rutasuicidaavi_002190040.jpg/600px-Rutasuicidaavi_002190040.jpg

SIGSAREBETTER
04-11-2010, 22:54
Maybe 'cause the show sucked? :tongueout:

:outtahere:

If I'd read this whilst driving the shock would have caused me to crash the car. :wow::tongueout:

lampasaslwc
05-05-2010, 18:57
Frank Cannon....250 yd shots with his.

JFrame
05-06-2010, 07:04
Frank Cannon....250 yd shots with his.


That's pretty darned impressive -- but I'd put Tony Baretta up against him any day...Shooting his .38 snub with his off-hand out of the driver-side window, dropping gang-bangers from building rooftops while spinning donuts in an alley-way... :shocked:


:supergrin:

captcurly
05-08-2010, 15:57
Lt. Kojac,Sgt.Joe Friday and Capt. Curly

Herb Twoleaf
05-10-2010, 02:54
It's no contest for me, and I'm SHOCKED no one has already named him; Jim Rockford.

Wasn't he a convicted felon? Everybody knows they can't have guns. :whistling:

SIGSAREBETTER
05-10-2010, 12:36
Wasn't he a convicted felon? Everybody knows they can't have guns. :whistling:

He spent 5 years in prison for robbery but got a full pardon from the gov.

IvanW
05-10-2010, 17:46
What about Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Raymond Burr)?
Colt Dectective Special. Great role for a great actor with a great gun!

Glock 17L
05-10-2010, 19:12
Clint Eastwood
8 Shot S&W M627 "Bloodworks"
http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/c/c9/BW027.jpg/600px-BW027.jpg
http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/8/89/BW-M627-3.jpg/600px-BW-M627-3.jpg

SergeantC
05-16-2010, 20:06
Detective Dori Doreau.:wavey::supergrin:

Herb Twoleaf
05-23-2010, 02:10
He spent 5 years in prison for robbery but got a full pardon from the gov.

Wait. What? Wasn't Gretchen Corbett his PO?

I was right young, but that's how I remember it?

XNDR17C
05-28-2010, 12:38
Cought an episode of "Highway Patrol" early this morning and saw Broderick Crawford dispatch a bad guy with his blue steel snubby from behind the door of his '56 Buick Super. Pretty cool.

Chuck
05-28-2010, 19:39
"Popeye Doyle" NYPD's finest with ankle rig to boot.

Buckeye63
05-29-2010, 20:46
http://onfinite.com/libraries/1592395/77c.jpg

Lenny

IANative
08-04-2010, 11:56
Rico Tubbs, inspiration for my nickname while I was in the Navy.

G27Chief
08-04-2010, 15:32
Several, first would be Jack Webb and Malloy and Reed, pretty much inspired my career.
Second would have to be Third Watch's John Sullivan, who carried a square butt J frame off duty.

Anyone for Detective Fife of Raleigh P.D.?

MinervaDoe
08-04-2010, 17:47
Clint Eastwood
8 Shot S&W M627 "Bloodworks"
I recently saw that movie for the first time. Eastwood and Daniels were awesome.
Anyone for Detective Fife of Raleigh P.D.?
Show him the gun Andy!

Snowman92D
08-04-2010, 17:51
Too bad the actor, Jack Lord, was vehemently anti-gun.
:rollingeyes:

True...at least he's a DMF now.

pitt1011
08-06-2010, 18:33
I would go with Lee Marvin as Lt. Frank Ballinger from M Squad. Big +1 for the mention of McQueen in Bullitt

Faulkner
08-15-2010, 07:48
Frank Cannon....250 yd shots with his.

I was always a fan of the show 'Cannon'.

http://static.flickr.com/26/47003663_43afa99164_m.jpg

JFrame
08-15-2010, 09:10
I would go with Lee Marvin as Lt. Frank Ballinger from M Squad.


Man -- that brought back GREAT memories... :cool:

To this day, no one on TV kicked *** with more authority and authenticity than Lee Marvin (an honest to goodness WWII marine hand-to-hand combatant) as Ballinger...

.

pitt1011
08-15-2010, 20:58
JFrame,

Didn't know if you aware, but they released the entire series to DVD last year. Great show.

JFrame
08-15-2010, 21:10
JFrame,

Didn't know if you aware, but they released the entire series to DVD last year. Great show.


Hey -- thanks for the heads up!!

That's awesome news... http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/just_cuz/JC_doubleup.gif

.

Narkcop
08-20-2010, 20:04
Andy Sipowicz from NYPD Blue always carried a J frame while everyone else had a glock.

SirDaniel
08-23-2010, 15:24
Lenny Briscoe, NYPD, from Law and Order.

Lenny is perhaps my favorite TV cop. (RIP Jerry.)

dan

Photoman642
08-23-2010, 18:58
Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep.

Gunmeister
08-30-2010, 08:54
+1 for Andy Sipowicz and Lenny Briscoe. I always tried to figure out the brand and model of Andy Sipowicz's holster. It held that J-Frame high and tight.

tshadow6
09-02-2010, 16:49
I like the Matt Helm series of books. The character Matt Helm reluctantly uses a J frame .38. He prefers 1911s or finely balanced .22s, but the agency he is with issues the J frame.

NMPOPS
09-02-2010, 23:21
Jim Rockford

BTW - Murtaugh never carried a snubby

rd4man
09-07-2010, 00:01
BTW - Murtaugh never carried a snubby[/QUOTE]

Oops. I thought I remembered him making a crazy, cock the neck, long shot to save Riggs but I guess he just packs the 19.

Big_Drunk
09-11-2010, 15:01
Charlie's Angels with the Colt Detective Specials...in nickel if memory serves.

I watched 26 episodes before I realized they were carrying guns.:supergrin:

Frank Cannon, Joe Mannix and Sgt. Joe Friday were awesome, too.

XNDR17C
09-19-2010, 09:48
H.I. McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) In the film "Raising Arizona".

FlyBoy007
10-19-2010, 09:41
Another +1 for Andy



http://www.tvfodder.com/archives/franz.jpg

G27Chief
11-19-2010, 22:06
After tonights episode of Blue Bloods, NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan.

Beachcomber
11-20-2010, 16:33
+1
for Lenny Briscoe, NYPD, from Law and Order.

FM12
11-20-2010, 21:19
Me, retired state police investigator.

BuckyP
11-20-2010, 22:51
After tonights episode of Blue Bloods, NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan.

I agree, that was a great episode!

S&WShooter
11-22-2010, 22:29
I agree, that was a great episode!

I second that, best one of the season, and excellent use of the snubby!

den888
11-23-2010, 23:11
Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord in Hawaii 5-0) and Dick Tracy

glockess56
11-23-2010, 23:31
I have to agree about NYPD Commissioner, Frank Reagan firing that snubby to save his daughter. Awesome shooting and use of the snubbie!

Brian Dover
11-25-2010, 11:49
Frank Drebbin, Police Squad.

cpthowdy
12-04-2010, 21:42
I just ran across this, and had to add my own choice. Mine was "Cannon". Frank was the first name, if I recall correctly. William Conrad played the role for several years.
In one episode, Jack Cassidy starred as a firearms expert and marksman. He was also, unfortunately, a killer. When Cannon figured it out towards the end of the show, a shootout between them ensued. They were at some distance, with the villain on higher ground. Jack was armed with a scoped high power rifle, of about 30-06 caliber. Frank, of course, had his 38 snub. If you will recall, Conrad was a large man. He went at least 300 lbs. So Jack takes a shot with his rifle, not a snap shot, but an aimed shot--and misses. Cannon whips up his snubbie and pops off a round, INTO THE BAD GUY'S SHOULDER.

From that moment, and for years after, I wanted a Smith snubbie. I finally bought a nickel Model 36. All was not quite right with my world, though. I never understood why I couldn't make accurate hits at 75-100 like I'd seen Cannon do. Still working on that.

Lt Scott 14
12-28-2010, 17:25
Holster was made by DeSantis. Form fitted w/ thumb break. Have one in use since 1986 carrying till (retired)2001. I also carried a belt drop 6 round ammo carrier as a LEO (Detective/Lt). Hung cuffs over back of belt between pockets. If on Courthouse Security carry same combo working for the Judges/Courts.

Dalton Wayne
12-28-2010, 17:42
Joe Friday

MinervaDoe
12-28-2010, 18:24
Luther Gillis from Magnum PI.
http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/2/28/LutherGillisSWM36.jpg/500px-LutherGillisSWM36.jpg

meangreenlx50
12-28-2010, 19:50
Lt. Mike Torello, Crime Story. In the debut his does a New York reload with his snub nose, he also is firing off from both pistols during the case thru the strip in Las Vegas.

GammaDriver
01-01-2011, 21:51
Tubbs for just being part of the coolest thing on television.

But, until this thread, I've never, ever really thought about 'cool' and 'snubbie' in the same thought. Not one of the mentally-pictured television or movie 'cool guys' in my head ever has a snubbie in that image. Ever.

Until the first page of this thread where I saw that picture of Tubbs and a snubbie I guess. Even then I'll be surprised if I remember it.

Ken Rainey
01-11-2011, 17:41
Also, Sylvester Stallone in Tango and Cash ... there is a scene where he does a reload for some "hotter" ammo to stop an 18 wheeler (??) headed for them...

McGuffin
02-10-2011, 02:08
NYPD Detective Stanley White (Mickey Rourke) in The Year of the Dragon. A cool movie from the 80s! He carried a Colt Detective Special as his duty gun.

glockess56
02-10-2011, 20:09
Yep I have to agree with an entry earlier about NYPD Commissioner Reagan, when he pulled his snubbie and got the bad guy to save his daughter. I've see him put that snubbie in his pocket several times.

SuperSleuth
02-10-2011, 20:39
Nick Charles, from "The Thin Man" movie series of the 1930s, with his Colt Detective Special. I love these movies.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/d/da/SOTTM_8.jpg

Lawrence Keeney
02-12-2011, 03:34
Spenser, from Spenser for Hire, and the Robert. B. Parker novels. I hear tell Spenser is coming back to tv on TBS this fall or in 2012. Parker has quit writing Spenser novels since he unfortunately died last year, but that tends to put a stop to new books.

Lawrence Keeney
02-12-2011, 03:35
A middles aged guy with a Firebird and a J-Frame in the glove box. I am half way there.

I would have had a Mustang though.:supergrin:

I think Rockfords gun was in the cookie jar on the counter in his trailer, wasn't it?

Snowman92D
03-12-2011, 20:59
Thinking back, I'd have to say the late Sheriff Buford Pusser, the "Walking Tall" sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee.

At the Police Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, they had the Corvette that he died in on display. They had a snubbie Colt Python .357 on display that he was wearing at the time of his death. They've also got a 2-inch barreled S&W Model 15 .38 Special that he wore during his career, along with some framed letters testifying what an excellent shooter he was.

Lawrence Keeney
03-13-2011, 10:13
can you imagine what Pusser's revolvers would be worth with a documented history like that?

Lawrence Keeney
03-13-2011, 10:15
Also, Sylvester Stallone in Tango and Cash ... there is a scene where he does a reload for some "hotter" ammo to stop an 18 wheeler (??) headed for them...

It was a J frame...I think it was a model 36, if Im not mistaken.

Lawrence Keeney
03-13-2011, 10:17
Frank Drebbin, Police Squad.

Make sure you get it right now.. "Sgt. Frank Drebbin, Detective Lt...Police Squad."

McGuffin
03-24-2011, 01:00
Nick Charles, from "The Thin Man" movie series of the 1930s, with his Colt Detective Special. I love these movies.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/d/da/SOTTM_8.jpg

Hey! Where is the front sight on that dick special?

TSAX
03-24-2011, 01:24
Its got to be Maxwell Smart




http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQxy_Y2wc6Po0KMSg9-r2Szww4wj4wtrEMiMBgnnxuwAHJnnh48_g (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tvacres.com/images/phone_smart4.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tvacres.com/clothing_shoes_maxwell.htm&usg=__UQq-EhA3DML5K0p7EGHfbixYMA8=&h=194&w=186&sz=8&hl=en&start=66&zoom=1&tbnid=uOKXe_mvaj29CM:&tbnh=112&tbnw=107&ei=FPKKTc3fGoGasAO53MCjCg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmaxwell%2Bsmart%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D691%26bih%3D528%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=402&vpy=245&dur=544&hovh=155&hovw=148&tx=89&ty=96&oei=v_GKTfHpPIP2tgP99KSZCg&page=6&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:66)

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Packard
04-11-2011, 14:20
Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods (current TV shows). A bad guy grabs his adult daughter and holds a knife to her throat. Tom pulls out the .38 J-frame. The guy says, "Drop it or I'll kill her."

Tom squeezes off one round and nails the guy between the eyes (about 12 to 15 feet).

No hand wrenching, jitters or noise. Just like shooting the paper targets. Perfect.

BL33D 4 M3
04-11-2011, 14:48
Andy Sipowicz from NYPD Blue always carried a J frame while everyone else had a glock.

For the win!

2-8 Marine
04-11-2011, 16:22
Detective, Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order. Aptly played by Jerry Orbach.

BuckyP
04-11-2011, 20:30
Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods (current TV shows). A bad guy grabs his adult daughter and holds a knife to her throat. Tom pulls out the .38 J-frame. The guy says, "Drop it or I'll kill her."

Tom squeezes off one round and nails the guy between the eyes (about 12 to 15 feet).

No hand wrenching, jitters or noise. Just like shooting the paper targets. Perfect.

I'm pretty sure Selleck's gun is a Colt, so that would be a D-Frame? :dunno:

glockjeeper
04-11-2011, 21:12
I'm pretty sure Selleck's gun is a Colt, so that would be a D-Frame? :dunno:

Yes, its a 2nd model I believe, maybe first model, Fitz Special Detective Special. There's been plenty of shots of it and you can see where the trigger guard is cut away. He explains it in one episode to his father. His father asked why he was still carrying his (the fathers) old .38 when he could have an automatic. Selleck then comments that it worked for grandpa. So in the show its Tom Selleck's character's grandfather's Colt originally thats been passed down to his father, then him. (Hopefully that doesn't sound confusing the way I wrote it!:supergrin:)

Seapup
04-11-2011, 23:09
Forgive me if this has been asked before.

Who is your favorite snub gunning hero from film or TV?

For me it is a toss up between Richard Roundtree as Shaft, or Bruce Willis as Joe Hollenbeck in The Last Boy Scout.



And no, you can't name yourself.

Officer Stacy Sheridan from "T.J. Hooker" :supergrin:
http://www.moviemarket.com/library/photos/257/257319.jpg

BuckyP
04-12-2011, 06:15
Yes, its a 2nd model I believe, maybe first model, Fitz Special Detective Special. There's been plenty of shots of it and you can see where the trigger guard is cut away. He explains it in one episode to his father. His father asked why he was still carrying his (the fathers) old .38 when he could have an automatic. Selleck then comments that it worked for grandpa. So in the show its Tom Selleck's character's grandfather's Colt originally thats been passed down to his father, then him. (Hopefully that doesn't sound confusing the way I wrote it!:supergrin:)

Ah, yes I remember now. I believe he also commented that since he was surrounded by cops all the time, he didn't need more firepower. I remember seeing on the nightstand. I'm not a big fan of the cutaway trigger guard though.

fletch_man
04-26-2011, 09:49
I'd have to have them draw down on each other to finally decide but it's between Gene Hackman in "The French Connection" (lots of snubs in that one) and James Caan in "The Killer Elite". Although Mr. Cann comported himself very well in "Way of the Gun" going up against those 1911s.

NMPOPS
05-01-2011, 03:45
Jim Rockford

glockess56
05-01-2011, 15:58
I don't remember Jim Rockford carrying a gun. As I recall, he was an ex-felon of some sort. I never knew why he was in prison, though. But, maybe he carried a gun at some point, I just don't recall it.

50 Cent
05-15-2011, 21:39
I'd have to have them draw down on each other to finally decide but it's between Gene Hackman in "The French Connection" (lots of snubs in that one) and James Caan in "The Killer Elite". Although Mr. Cann comported himself very well in "Way of the Gun" going up against those 1911s.


Caan used an S&W 640 - thought it was a SP 101 until I checked the IMFDB.

Also, Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia use Colt Python/DS/M66 in snub configurations in the opening shootout in Black Rain.

LarryNC
05-22-2011, 02:43
It's no contest for me, and I'm SHOCKED no one has already named him; Jim Rockford.

A very good choice!

Maybe 'cause the show sucked? :tongueout: :outtahere:

Ah, I can't believe you said that! You must not have watched enough episodes :supergrin:

Rockford took down a helicopter with a j frame, that's immortal.

That is true! I believe that was in the pilot for the series :supergrin:

As much as I'm a fan of Rockford, I have to vote for someone else. Someone who hasn't been mentioned in five pages of replies... the folks that post here at GT must be a lot younger than me. Here is my vote... Police Woman Angie Dickinson.

glockess56
05-22-2011, 17:15
Angie Dickinson was a great choice. I loved that show.

LarryNC
05-22-2011, 20:49
Angie Dickinson was a great choice. I loved that show.

Thank you.

Berto
06-02-2011, 18:02
I don't remember Jim Rockford carrying a gun. As I recall, he was an ex-felon of some sort. I never knew why he was in prison, though. But, maybe he carried a gun at some point, I just don't recall it.

He kept it in the cookie jar.

Brian Dover
06-08-2011, 13:30
"Rockford" had gotten a pardon from the governor for his past crime(s) as memory serves. Guess that made him eligible to get a P.I. license and maybe have a firearm around.

frank_drebin
06-08-2011, 13:34
I don't remember this guys name but....

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06-08-2011, 13:39
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NCGunner
06-12-2011, 14:40
Jeez...Five pages into this...and I'm gonna be the first to endorse Detective Billy Rosewood...from Beverly Hills Cop ?

Hell...even his partner..under fire gave him a thumbs up on his snubbie shooting skills.:thumbsup:

Dalton Wayne
06-12-2011, 14:46
Here is a question for you dragnet fans.
Did Joe Friday ever fire his gun


Oh btw my vote is for Joe Friday

Rex G
07-10-2011, 00:16
Steve McQueen in "Bullit"




Had to get an inverted shoulder holster for my model 36 after seeing the movie.

+1.

I grew up in a non-gun, nearly anti-gun household, and did not generally make much note of the individual weapons carried by characters I saw in movies or on TV, but Steve McQueen's character in "Bullit" made such an impression that everything about the character became very, very cool, from his clothing, to his snubby and rig, to his Mustang. It was not until years later, however, that I knew exactly which model snubby, and I never felt a compelling need to copy Bullit exactly. Never bought a Mustang, either.

AA#5
07-10-2011, 00:43
Steve McQueen in "Bullit"




Had to get an inverted shoulder holster for my model 36 after seeing the movie.

Yeah, nice Diamondback. I think it was a 2.5 Inch.

AA#5
07-10-2011, 00:51
How about Ben Shockley in The Gauntlet.

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Well, if ya want to get technical, a true snubby has a small frame and a short barrel. The 2.4 inch Model 66 in the Gauntlet is a K Frame.

AA#5
07-10-2011, 00:56
Ha! No one is old enough to remember "Felony Squad?" Howard Duff & Dennis Cole both had snubbies.

When we were kids, my sister ALWAYS watched that show just so she could drool over Dennis Cole.

jim123
07-26-2011, 14:23
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Brian Dover
07-26-2011, 20:01
Here is a question for you dragnet fans.
Did Joe Friday ever fire his gun


Oh btw my vote is for Joe Friday

Yes, he shot a perp in his own apartment building's laundry room near the beginning of one episode, during that show's second run circa 1968-1970. Pretty sure there was some gunplay on the earlier iteration of the series back in the 1950's too.

TedG
07-26-2011, 21:37
Joe Friday

#1 Best ever.

Second Place goes to Andy Sippawitz.

G27Chief
07-29-2011, 23:15
Here is a question for you dragnet fans.
Did Joe Friday ever fire his gun


Oh btw my vote is for Joe Friday

I recall one instance where Friday went to buy smokes in a all night laundry. He surprised a guy using a slip wire on a vending machine. the kid fired and when he returned fire the wounded guy fled, and later died.

Hackett
07-29-2011, 23:34
I could probabl;ly think of better, but the first one that comes to mind is Dwayne Johnson in Faster. Movie has a good ole movie feeling to it too. If it were made in the 70's it'd likely have been far more memorable than today, but still worth seeing.

CanyonMan
08-20-2011, 11:53
Thinking back, I'd have to say the late Sheriff Buford Pusser, the "Walking Tall" sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee.

At the Police Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, they had the Corvette that he died in on display. They had a snubbie Colt Python .357 on display that he was wearing at the time of his death. They've also got a 2-inch barreled S&W Model 15 .38 Special that he wore during his career, along with some framed letters testifying what an excellent shooter he was.


I was born there... Lived out west all my life though. BUT, most all my realitives are still there. My cousin used to sit on the curb of the podunk town he lives in and watch Buford get out of his car with that massive oak club in his hand and go in and out of the station with it. Down the road from my inlaws house in another podunk town, out in the pines, is one of the former night club gambling/dope joints old Buford used to go in and bust heads with that oak club.

I don't know what gun he carried, and never met him. But my outlaw cousins (yep we all got some) in thos back road bottoms out there have seen some heavy stuff then, "and now,"


They don't make oak clubs like they used to ! :rofl:








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Berto
09-14-2011, 21:15
James Caan is a gun-guy. I always enjoy his stuff.


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John Wayne (McQ) Great Seattle movie.

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Roy Scheider

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Eldon Hickey
12-14-2011, 00:47
Favorite would be a tossup between Joe Friday and Broderick Crawford in "Highway Patrol" (model 10 snubby). Many of the early 50's Dragnets are available free on archive.org, and yes, Joe uses his Detective Special a few time in those early shows.

Hamilton Burger
12-16-2011, 03:39
I recall one instance where Friday went to buy smokes in a all night laundry. He surprised a guy using a slip wire on a vending machine. the kid fired and when he returned fire the wounded guy fled, and later died.

Friday nearly got burned on that one, too. Nobody could find the bad guy's bullet...

RioShooter
09-26-2014, 14:10
My vote is for Rockford. He hid his gun in either the first place someone would look valuables or the last place; a cookie jar.