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The Shield

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WarMachine, Mar 24, 2004.

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  1. WarMachine

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    Does anyone elso watch this superlative series on FX? I try to catch every episode and each one is great.

    One thing that catches my eye everytime is the overall gun handling (especially by the lead character Micheal Chiklis). There always seems to be "indexing" going on and people using the low-ready positions, something that I never really see in other movies, especially tv shows. :D

    Also, that king of pistol does Mike carry, is looks to me like a Smith and Wesson 4506.

    Anymore Shield nuts out there :evil:
     
  2. Treylis

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    I believe I've read that he carries a 1006, or whatever the 10mm S&W auto model number is.
     
  3. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

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    Shield fan

    I'm not an LEO, but I get the feeling that this show must have a consultant who is/was. Chiklis' character seems a little more tightly wound than Dirty Harry: you are rooting for him, even though he doesn't "go by the book."
    I have watched most/all episodes and wish there were more "real" cops like this guy(and his team). Very good characters and acting, too. And, yes, when on-camera, I focus on the S&W semiauto(kinda like the less-realistic but fun, "Training Day" with Denzel Washington.
     
  4. sturmruger

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    I watch it every single week. Best damn cop show ever!!! It really pissed me off that it is such a short season. I mean what is the deal with only having 10 episodes!!
     
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    I catch it ever chance i get even the reruns never gets old
     
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    I love that show, watch it every chance I get.

    I'm thinkin its a 1006 Vic carries
     
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    I love the series, but...

    I think the initial storyline for the new season about the 100 "MP5s" being so dangerous that they use their own money to try to get them off the street is pushing it. The scene in which they raid the house with the MP5s, where one BG barricades himself in a room and the strike team holsters their sidearms, picks up the MP5s and full magazines, that happen to be laying around and use them is completely bogus. Trusting your life to a stolen gun you've never test fired and unknown ammunition? A little much.
     
  8. Parker Dean

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    Careful what you wish for...
     
  9. spacemanspiff

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    actual tears escaped my eyes when they tossed those duffel bags of mp5s into the water.

    and when they were held up by the bizlats, why didnt the bizlats take their ar15s? ronnie and lem both had rifles but it didnt look like they took them. and wouldnt those rifles need to be signed out of the armory?
     
  10. Dr.Rob

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    Bought them with thier own money?

    They STOLE that money from the Armenian Mob.

    It's a great series, challenging storylines but it's about DIRTY cops.

    Think about it. Vic and team are you standard grade guys skimming a bit off the drug profits in their city to keep the violence down. Oh, and they killed a fellow dirty cop in cold blood. Oh, and they run roughshod over the constitution daily.

    The police recruit who went from being nearly UNABLE to ull the trigger, or testify on behalf of his partner in a clean shoot, gets outed for being gay. Then he find god, goes to church gets married and is now one of the cops using excessive force.

    The captain, who we initially thought was just a by the book guy, signs a deal with Vic, without really knowing how dirty Vic is to get into city council.

    Dutch, who was sort of your intellectual hero, now uses his powers of interrogation to slam a 16 year old kid for a gang shooting. And now he sort of enjoys it. Last season he would have felt bad.

    His partner, who wants Aceveda's job, just got told to 'play ball' with the politicos to get what she wants.

    Guns are only PART of the power brokering going on in every episode.

    Love the show.
     
  11. MinScout

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    I've just started watching it. Looks good!
     
  12. cool45auto

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    Did you guys see it last night when Vic put his gun in the hooker's mouth!:eek: At least he had his finger off the trigger.:rolleyes:
     
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    As a police officer, I can't stand this show. It paints all of us as corrupt law enforcement officers, when that cannot be further from the truth. I wish it would be pulled off the air waves.
     
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    I'm glad to hear I wasn't the only one!
     
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    Aww,

    I don't think it paints all cops as corrupt. The rookie Vic shot was working with the Captain to sting Vic's crew. Of course, both were using the investigation as a career stepping stone. ;)

    Best scene was the 1st season when Vic extracts the whereabouts of a kidnapped kid when others couldn't. Later he feeds junkies and worries about their kids. Like life, no one is portrayed as black and white. I ;like it a lot.
     
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    Great show!
    I catch it every week. Thank God most LEO's are not like that in real life.

    Yeah, but Mackey did instruct one of the strike team members to "put aside a few" for "the future" or some other.


    But...But... the guns were from the Army. They just HAVE to be good, right?
    :D

    I'm wondering, did S&W stop producing the handgun that Mackey uses?
    Could'nt find it on the website. Maybe I just missed it? :confused:
     
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    Love the show. For whoever said they wish there were more cops like that.....there already were and that's where the basis for the show came from. A few years back there was an gang task force called CRASH in LA's Rampart division (same division used in the show if I'm not mistaken) that was involved in a lot of bad bad things. Here is a link with some info about it.LINK
     
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    The Shield is my absolute favorite show on television. Guess I can't verify it, but every fan site I have been to has labeled Vic's gun as a 4506. Shane's (Vics partner) uses a Beretta Cougar as his primary weapon.

    Also, I dont think any LEO needs to worry about the image the show paints. We all know here that it is entertainment, and its definitely not the first show to paint police officers in a negative light...
     
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    Yes it is the best cop show ever!

    Farmington District/ The Shield is based on the out of control scandals at the Rampart station a few years ago in LA...
    BT
     
  20. Billmanweh

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    that show kicks so much ass...
     
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    JimJD- they stopped producing it a couple years ago. They will tool up for a new one, though, provided you order 40 guns or so.
     
  22. Bruce H

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    Watched the first episode just to see how they would play it. When they murder the cop I never watched another episode. Just like politics, there are some things that seem to be condoned because that is the way the game is played. That foolishness isn't in the rules and more are broken every day.
     
  23. Ky Larry

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    Saying The Shield make all cops look corrupt makes as much sense as saying the Naked Gun movies,the Police Academy movies, and the Hammer tv show make all cops look like bumbling idiots.Get a grip. It's just make believe. Also, cops are not sacred cows. They are not above being shown in a less than flattering light. Not all cops are straight arrows. Most, but not all, are honest, decent public servants. The Shield shows the ones who aren't.
     
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    The Shield.

    It fulfills alot of preconceived notions of what police are and what there daily activities entail to many who are loyal watchers.

    Personally, i can't stand it - but it brings in ratings for Fox and that's what matters.

    As far as it's story lines based on some of LAPD activities, That would have to be proven to me before i take the bait on that statement.

    Dr. Rob makes some excellent points, sad that stuff like this sells and the portrayal of most police could be so far from reality - yet have a fan base that it does.

    12-34hom.
     
  25. c_yeager

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    While i believe its safe to assume that the VAST majority of cops are really great guys. I think its ALSO safe to assume that SOMEONE SOMEWHERE in law enforcement was even worse than Vic.

    Even in the show its pretty much ONLY that one group of cops that are dirty. It sure looks like the vast majority of the police that appear on the show are standup people (the two detectives in particular, and the female uniformed officer).
     
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