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Old 04-12-2011, 06:15   #101
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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!)
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.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:49   #102
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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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:45   #103
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Old 05-01-2011, 15:58   #104
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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.
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Old 05-15-2011, 21:39   #105
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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.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:43   #106
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It's no contest for me, and I'm SHOCKED no one has already named him; Jim Rockford.
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Maybe 'cause the show sucked?
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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

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.
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Old 05-22-2011, 17:15   #107
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Angie Dickinson was a great choice. I loved that show.
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Old 05-22-2011, 20:49   #108
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Angie Dickinson was a great choice. I loved that show.
Thank you.
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Old 06-02-2011, 18:02   #109
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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.
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Old 06-08-2011, 13:30   #110
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"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.
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Old 06-08-2011, 13:34   #111
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Old 06-08-2011, 13:39   #112
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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.
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Old 06-12-2011, 14:46   #114
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Here is a question for you dragnet fans.
Did Joe Friday ever fire his gun


Oh btw my vote is for Joe Friday
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Old 07-10-2011, 00:16   #115
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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.
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Old 07-10-2011, 00:43   #116
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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.
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Old 07-10-2011, 00:51   #117
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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.
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Old 07-10-2011, 00:56   #118
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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.
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Old 07-26-2011, 14:23   #119
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Old 07-26-2011, 20:01   #120
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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.
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