Alamo Fast Draw and Sammy Davis Jr.


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Swing
March 17, 2012, 11:42 PM
Enjoy. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6aNzFYHyz8

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shootniron
March 17, 2012, 11:53 PM
That is a talent that I never knew he had.

Thanks for sharing.

Swing
March 17, 2012, 11:54 PM
Thanks for sharing.

Glad to. And Sammy was an avid trick shooter, iirc. :)

PabloJ
March 17, 2012, 11:57 PM
Enjoy. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6aNzFYHyz8
He was very talented entertainer.

Swing
March 17, 2012, 11:58 PM
That's for sure. They don't make'em like they used to.

Lawdawg45
March 18, 2012, 05:27 AM
As a fan of old westerns and black and white TV series, I've seen Sammy do his tricks on The Rifleman and Lawman several times, a very talented individual!

LD

The Lone Haranguer
March 18, 2012, 09:38 AM
This is a Rifleman episode he was in: http://www.hulu.com/watch/94335/the-rifleman-two-ounces-of-tin
I think there is one other.

InkEd
March 18, 2012, 10:17 AM
If he wasn't cool enough before... Wow!

The Candy Man. R.I.P.

Sam1911
March 18, 2012, 10:32 AM
Now that's a line I'm going to have to steal:

"Shucks, I wouldn't put it on unless I was GOOD at it!" :D One cool cat.

CraigC
March 18, 2012, 11:37 AM
Sammy was one of a handful of Hollywood folk who enjoyed single actions and fast draw. They say that Glenn Ford was fast too but that Jerry Lewis was the fastest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7GZmxw21EA

Swing
March 18, 2012, 11:52 AM
I've never seen the Jerry Lewis bit. Thanks so much for posting. :)

oldfool
March 18, 2012, 01:33 PM
Glenn Ford did in fact, have significant gun skills, and real interesting WWII military experience as well. Amongst those like Audie Murphy who saw their share of combat.

I am so old I can remember watching Sammy D doing those tricks in the way back when.
He was sure enough fast.

CraigC
March 18, 2012, 01:40 PM
And using a 7" Colt to boot!

ApacheCoTodd
March 18, 2012, 06:16 PM
Lends more weight to my favorite S.D. Jr album... "The Wham of Sam". My father in law restored one of S.D.'s Rolls Royces and it had a clever little under dash pistol hanger. Wouldn't want to have been the fool thinkin' he's gonna car-jack a trick shootin' song and dance man.

Bush Pilot
March 18, 2012, 07:10 PM
Who wudda thunk it? Sammy Davis and Jerry Lewis that handy with a gun, great videos.

Driftwood Johnson
March 18, 2012, 08:05 PM
The scary part is, some of us are old enough to remember seeing this when they actually were doing it.

Jim NE
March 18, 2012, 09:10 PM
Wow, there's a name I never really expected to see on a gun related site.

You learn something new every day.

Wonder if Deano did rope tricks or anything?

rcmodel
March 18, 2012, 11:10 PM
The scary part is,The Rat Pack didn't all kill each other or somebody else, practicing fast draw & gun twirling.
While three sheets to the wind in a Las Vegas hotel room!!

rc

tipoc
March 18, 2012, 11:53 PM
Davis was a gun collector as well. Along with Mel Torme, Buddy Hackett and a few others. Western movies and TV shows were very big in the 50's/60's and a lot of these guys took the time to learn the skills and were taught by some of the best, like Arvo Ojala http://secretsofthefastdraw.com/index.html

Fast draw competitions began in So. Cal as I recall.

tipoc

CraigC
March 19, 2012, 11:10 AM
I've always heard that Torme' and Hackett were big time Colt collectors.

tipoc
March 19, 2012, 02:16 PM
I've read Sinatra had a modest collection, some Colts a few Thompson Sub guns, etc. His collection was dwarfed by Hackett's and Torme's. They both gathered Colts but also Lugers, S&Ws and whatever else caught their eyes. Google turns up a few things.

tipoc

Owen Sparks
March 19, 2012, 11:18 PM
I remember seeing Sammy twirling with a double rig also.

Swing
March 19, 2012, 11:56 PM
The Rat Pack didn't all kill each other or somebody else, practicing fast draw & gun twirling.
While three sheets to the wind in a Las Vegas hotel room!!

mmmhmmmm. The Rat Pack was the pinnacle of style, anyway you slice it. I mean, Sintra with a TSMG, sheez, how can you get more cool?

JFrame
March 20, 2012, 01:13 PM
I recall Kirk Douglas doing a pretty impressive display of gun-handling/twirling in a Western also -- the entire scene was shot full-length, with no cuts, so it was all him without any special effects.


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Dnaltrop
March 20, 2012, 01:40 PM
Bunch of cool cats...

Cut from cloth they no longer seem to weave today.

FM12
March 20, 2012, 09:01 PM
Well. I guess the Candy Man, can!

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