Friday, February 17, 2012

DA, wayback machine

FBI training film for the Air Force, circa 1960.



Some old skool fundamentals for those of us that still own them and carry them.

And by old skool I mean, 'not used much anymore'.  Look, one handed shooting Ma!  And the old "pop a squat" stance, too.  Point shooting!  Good times.  Still, lots of bad guys got dead with that method back in olden times.

They do start out with Rule #2 (never point it anything you don't want to destroy).  At least that is a good start

Neat.  A "crack the whip" method of drawing from the holster.  At 4:03.  Don't like that at all...  Bad retention. 

Interesting.  They raise the revolver up to eye/shoulder level and then STILL don't use the sights.  9:15

Good!  Encouragement for dry fire training.  11:50

Oh and I can't let this one go without sharing.  Check out that opening scene.   Groovy.

4 comments:

Hat Trick said...

I'm going to need an airbag override button to put any of the second video to use.

That was wayback, no shoulder belts. I barely remember vehicles that weren't equipped standard with the lap/shoulder belt combination.

harp1034 said...

I knew this was phoney when it said California State Police. It is California Highway Patrol. Three minutes was all I could stand. I like old training films. Just make sure they are real.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

What are you talking about harp?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

There was an California State Police up until 1995 when they were folded into CHiP. That film is as real as rain.