Old/Retired Cops: Identify this pouch?


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chrisf8657
December 24, 2012, 05:04 PM
Hi guys.
Can anyone of you retired LEO's identify this pouch behind the gun that I've seen on TJ Hooker, CHiPs (the screenshot), and a couple other 70's/80's cop shows?

Mucho gracias!

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Sarge1982
December 24, 2012, 06:11 PM
It looks like a pouch to hold a ticket book.

bigfatdave
December 24, 2012, 07:18 PM
I'm not an old cop, but I think that's a notebook or ticket book pouch

rcmodel
December 24, 2012, 07:59 PM
Never mind that.

I want to know where they got those skintight spandex police uniforms!! :rolleyes:

And why he isn't wearing underwear?? :what:

rc

taliv
December 24, 2012, 08:16 PM
rcmodel, heh, it's california. all LEO wear spandex uniforms out there

it's not like they could stop after ponch and john went off the air

bigfatdave
December 24, 2012, 08:54 PM
I want to know where they got those skintight spandex police uniforms!! what you do is pput on a regular uniform and start cramming donuts in your face-hole

rcmodel
December 24, 2012, 08:57 PM
Good one bigfatdave!! :D

But what about the Going Commando part??

Surely fat cops still wear underwear don't they??

rc

Jim K
December 24, 2012, 10:09 PM
It looks too small to hold a ticket book; I think it is for a radio.

A while back there was a program about rescue personnel in the mountains. They were always driving snowmobiles around while wearing white spandex. The uniforms looked great on the girls, but had one of them fallen into a snow drift they would never have been found. But then the orange Carhartts we wore with all the gear hanging on them did nothing at all for our figures (not that anything would have made me look good).

Jim

bigfatdave
December 24, 2012, 10:16 PM
Surely fat cops still wear underwear don't they??
I don't know about the underpants choices of the law enforcement professionals of the nation.
Next time you interact with one, ask him about his underpants preferences.

It looks too small to hold a ticket book; I think it is for a radio.
A radio from that era would be even bigger than the ones common now - which wouldn't fit the rectangular pouch behind that cop's roscoe.
I'm thinking notebook - one of those 3x5 deals that flips over the top.

col.lemat
December 24, 2012, 10:18 PM
It holds an entire box of 38 spl.

rcmodel
December 24, 2012, 10:28 PM
I have to agree it's not for a radio.

A radio back then was the big 1 1/2' square box on the back of the Harley (or Kawasaki as was the case of the Chips bikes).
A cell phone that size hadn't been invented yet.
It has to be for a 3" x 5" notebook, or something like that.
Heck, maybe Ponch & Jon carried thier 3"x5" que cards in it and rehersed between takes?


But this from here: http://chips-tv.com/wiki/Costumes#Belt_and_Holster
One thing that could not be found was the large rectangular pouch that Ponch and Jon usually wore on their back left hip. A source at the CHP said that it was never standard issue and he thought they might have used it to hold a wireless microphone (for the TV sound pick-up). It seems only the principal actors had it and none of the background CHP officers.


rc

chrisf8657
December 24, 2012, 10:39 PM
rcmodel -

That's interesting. Thanks for finding that.

7.62 Nato
December 26, 2012, 01:30 AM
Twinkee holster.

4v50 Gary
December 26, 2012, 03:48 PM
Too small (short and narrow) for a citation book.

One thing good about SFPD was the narrower citations than that issued by other agencies. It fit into a custom citation book that was issued to every officer. You could slip it (along with a few blank police report forms) into your back pocket and not have a bulky man-purse type thing you had to carry by hand.

jdh
December 26, 2012, 03:53 PM
It looks like one we were issued with a hand held breathalyser in the early 90s. The pic is kinda small to be sure.

Jaxondog
December 27, 2012, 10:54 PM
look's like it might hold two donut's

4v50 Gary
December 28, 2012, 05:55 PM
No one wants flattened donuts (belly bombs). Maybe candy bars, but not donuts.

icanthitabarn
December 30, 2012, 10:00 PM
I only see the Colt and only since aging and reading gun forums.

9mmepiphany
January 5, 2013, 02:45 PM
I'm glad I opened this thread...it is ROFL funny

That is a 6"Colt Python in a Bianchi 27K breakfront holster much like this one. For those wondering, the CHP didn't issue the Python...They didn't issue a duty weapon until the S&W M-68 in the early 80s...all duty revolvers were personally purchased

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/robbt1959/bianchileft.jpg

That is a citation book holder behind the holster. Other agencies usually kept citation books in a folding leather book cover type holder or a aluminum miniature posse box, but the plain paper citation book will fit in that holder

Underwear - That is undoubtedly a picture of Erik Estrada, who's vanity, at that time, was right up there with Bill Shatners'.

He isn't going commando, if you look just below the gluteal sulcus (gluteal fold), you can see the outline of the extended briefs he is wearing

Skylerbone
January 23, 2013, 11:32 AM
I thought for sure that was a dope bag containing a pocket mirror and correct windage and elevation records for Eric's hair. That or an address book to collect digits from all those lovely ladies he served and protected over the years. Learn something every day.

4v50 Gary
January 23, 2013, 07:50 PM
Plain paper citations fit into that holder? It's rather small in my opinion and San Francisco had the narrowest citations. Even if the citation was the same width as San Francisco's, folded it wouldn't fit unless it was a pack of ten or fifteen max.

Teachu2
January 25, 2013, 01:23 AM
It was for a cassette tape recorder - long before dashcams.

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