Most of us know the story, well maybe not the young members. After the Joplin MO shootout, the cops counted 17 holes from their thompson submachine guns that failed to penetrate the villains cars. They knew they were outgunned. Cyle carried BAR's stolen from an armory. Texas Ranger Frank Hammer and his crew also got Browning automatic rifles the same as Clyde had in this photo. Shooting a 30.06 it was a huge step up from submachine guns. They also got a couple of Remington Model 8's in .35 caliber. These were what Prentis Oakley and Frank Hamer carried for the fatal ambush.Hamer carrying a 20 round mag. From the accounts of Deputy Hinton, paraphrasing: We emptied the automatic rifles before the car got even with us, then we shot the shotguns, then we emptied our pistols. In the car they found Clyde with his usual .45's and BAR's. Two of them. In the end, the Remington model 8 proved it's worth. It easily penetrated the doors and showed the value of the police using weapons at least as powerful as the badguys. Lesson shouldn't be lost in history. The powerful remington 8. They command a nice penny in fine condition now. Their texas ranger and deputy sheriff owners were serious men sick of being outgunned by a couple of 20 year old punks. Just thought I would share an old lesson from long ago, bring enough gun to the fight you expect to encounter.