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Alamo Fast Draw and Sammy Davis Jr.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Swing, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. Swing

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    That is a talent that I never knew he had.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Glad to. And Sammy was an avid trick shooter, iirc. :)
     
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    That's for sure. They don't make'em like they used to.
     
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    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!

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    If he wasn't cool enough before... Wow!

    The Candy Man. R.I.P.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I've never seen the Jerry Lewis bit. Thanks so much for posting. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    And using a 7½" Colt to boot!
     
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    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.
     
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    Who wudda thunk it? Sammy Davis and Jerry Lewis that handy with a gun, great videos.
     
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    The scary part is, some of us are old enough to remember seeing this when they actually were doing it.
     
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    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?
     
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    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!!

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    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.

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    I've always heard that Torme' and Hackett were big time Colt collectors.
     
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    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.

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    I remember seeing Sammy twirling with a double rig also.
     
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    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?
     
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    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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    Bunch of cool cats...

    Cut from cloth they no longer seem to weave today.
     
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