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Security Guard Gets Some "Cowboy" Action

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  1. doc540

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    I had a restraurant and lounge in a hotel back in the '80's and my private security guard insisted on carrying a Single Action Colt in .45 Long Colt (your classic cowboy six gun)

    I had no problem with it because I knew him to be competent and trusted his judgement.

    A serial robber started hitting businesses around town. After about a month he'd hit about 5 or 6 businesses.

    His MO was to demand cash from the cashier and shoot at least one shot with a .22 long-barrel revolver to let them know he meant business.

    One night while my band is on stage in my club, the hotel cashier runs in and tells us he's just been hit by the .22 bandit.

    I immediately lock front and back doors to protect my people, and my security guard head's outside looking for the bandit.

    The bandit comes roaring out of the parking lot in a Ford pickup, and, you guessed it, the SG torches off a Long Colt round!

    BAM!! Left front tire blows, bandit careens down the freeway access road on three good tires and is captured a few blocks away.

    Bandit tells the cops, "It's ok that ya'll arrested me, but that COWBOY DON'T HAVE NO RIGHT SHOOTIN' AT ME LIKE THAT!"
     
  2. merlinfire

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    Hahah, that's pretty good. Just more proof that even old-style rounds still go bang
     
  3. doc540

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    Ben also wore a Stetson so, thinking back now, I wonder if the Colt's muzzle flash illunimated his hat to the bandit?:D
     
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    Not much more to say other than, All right!:D
     
  5. Mt Shooter

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    Oh sure, its all fun and games and then somebody shoots back!
     
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    That's what the bandit said, too!:D
     
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    yippee kiya... you know the rest lol

    and doesnt this speak loads for shot placement and caliber wars lol
     
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    It would if we knew - was he aiming for the tire, or something else? Nice to see an old thumbuster still doin' the job.
     
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    I find it hilarious how upset criminals get when they think others aren't playing fairly.
     
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    ...and his old brim, well it was turned up in a big ol' Texas grin!
    -Chris Lebaux "This Cowboy's Hat"
     
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    He was shooting for the tire instead of the perp.

    Right after he made the shot his adrenaline was still pumping and he told me, "when I heard that tire pop and realized I'd made the shot, my heart was going 'yeah buddy, yeah buddy!" :D

    The bandit had been hitting so many places for the last few weeks local LEO had a special detail on evening duty.

    While Ben was shooting and the bandit was fleeing a horde of cop cars were descending on the area because by then the night clerk had made the 911 call.

    They caught him just a few blocks away.

    That's when he complained " That Cowboy got NO right to be shootin' at me like that!":)
     
  12. 44Dave

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    I hope you bought him a beer for that ;)
     
  13. bobmcd

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    The reverse of the scene in The Magnificent Seven ... "I was aimin' at the HORSE!"
     
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    Where can i find such a secutrity guard today?
     
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    Kind of like throwing a 300 grain brick at him.:D Nice to know that it was up to the job. Heck with the drink I'd have bought him a couple boxes of 45 LC ammo.
     
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