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Old 12-06-2016, 07:18 AM   #1
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Fort Worth Texas' Latest Recruiting Video

It's freaking funny.

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/vid...xt=0&width=560

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Old 12-06-2016, 09:55 AM   #2
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Outstanding! Thanks for sharing Top.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:18 PM   #3
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That's good!
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Best Police recruiting vid I've seen in the last 10 years at least.

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Who will not mention it's the only one.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:49 AM   #5
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It IS funny. And has been making the rounds for a minute.

Sad part is, folks are leaving law enforcement in record numbers, and getting new recruits is getting more and more difficult. So departments, even large one like Ft Worth, are having to think outside the box to meet recruiting goals.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #6
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well, if they'd declare OPEN SEASON on criminals and not tie us up with paperwork, some people would have a taste for it- remember SLEDGE HAMMER??
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:11 PM   #7
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however , there is a HIDDEN FLAW IN THE VIDEO -can u spot it?- it isn't on the recruit
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old sarge commits the error.
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watch closely.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:17 PM   #10
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after pulling a perfect center of mass full mag (12 shots) and locking the slide open , the good old sarge runs the slide forward and then holsters his weapon WITHOUT RECHARGING- IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ShOOT, ACTION LOCKED OPEN. DROP MAG , INSERT FRESH MAG ,and then holster weapon-AS IT IS HE'S GOT AN EMPTY GUN in his duty holster

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This is a bone of contention I have for Westerns and cop shows. Seldom to you see a reload. I wouldn't be quit so aggravated it they'd do a New York reload.
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I was incredibly impressed by a gun fight scene in Hell on Wheels. The protagonist is fighting his way across a street with a Colt Navy percussion revolver. After five shots he yanks the cylinder and replaces it with a loaded one from a coat pocket, then continues the fight with six more. I almost cheered.
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I was incredibly impressed by a gun fight scene in Hell on Wheels. The protagonist is fighting his way across a street with a Colt Navy percussion revolver. After five shots he yanks the cylinder and replaces it with a loaded one from a coat pocket, then continues the fight with six more. I almost cheered.
Having fired those weapons -- though admittedly not in gunfights -- I will tell you that it's easier to have a second gun and bring it into action than change cylinders on those old Colt open top type revolvers. Remington made the cylinder exchange scenario much easier.
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Having fired those weapons -- though admittedly not in gunfights -- I will tell you that it's easier to have a second gun and bring it into action than change cylinders on those old Colt open top type revolvers. Remington made the cylinder exchange scenario much easier.
I own and have shot a Colt 1860 Army and getting the wedge out to remove the barrel and cylinder isn't easy like you see in the movies. Open Range has a good gun fight. Boss Spearman (Duvall) asks for some advice from Charley Waite (Costner) who by now Boss has figured out Charley as seen the elephant a few times. Charley tells Boss to fire his Greener 12 gage, drop it and go to his pistols.
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after pulling a perfect center of mass full mag (12 shots) and locking the slide open , the good old sarge runs the slide forward and then holsters his weapon WITHOUT RECHARGING- IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ShOOT, ACTION LOCKED OPEN. DROP MAG , INSERT FRESH MAG ,and then holster weapon-AS IT IS HE'S GOT AN EMPTY GUN in his duty holster
I didn't even see him release the slide. I thought he holstered locked back.

Also, I'd be willing to bet cash money he couldn't shoot that kind of group, one-handed, from that range, that fast. Not sayin' nobody can do it, but I'd take an even money bet that this guy couldn't do it, on demand.
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I didn't even see him release the slide. I thought he holstered locked back.

Also, I'd be willing to bet cash money he couldn't shoot that kind of group, one-handed, from that range, that fast. Not sayin' nobody can do it, but I'd take an even money bet that this guy couldn't do it, on demand.
No bet. It was a commercial. It had a Storm Trooper and Darth Vader in it.

But I do kinda wonder if it isn't doing what all commercials tend to do, and appeal to the lowest common denominator. Not exactly what you want to shoot for (pardon the pun) when looking for prospective LEO's.
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Do they look for ex-military like they did years ago? You'd pull 20 in the service and then another 20 with some PD. You could almost afford to retire then.
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Do they look for ex-military like they did years ago? You'd pull 20 in the service and then another 20 with some PD. You could almost afford to retire then.
Dunno, Sar'Major. That's pretty much what I did. Went to the Academy when I was 40. I'm just trying to hang on till I get my 25 in for the State retirement.

We have several guys that have had a hitch or two in, and they are all good deputies. Getting hard to keep them because surrounding agencies pay so much better then we do.
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Do they look for ex-military like they did years ago? You'd pull 20 in the service and then another 20 with some PD. You could almost afford to retire then.
If you did 20 in the military, could you put up with what they expected from you in the PD? Perhaps it would be a matter of what PD? Could you define what PD would would be subject to the Code of Military Conduct nowadays??????
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If you did 20 in the military, could you put up with what they expected from you in the PD? Perhaps it would be a matter of what PD? Could you define what PD would would be subject to the Code of Military Conduct nowadays??????
I certainly can't speak for each and every PD or Sheriff's Office in this country, but I think that generally the larger organizations tend to be a little more, well, let's say regimented than the smaller agencies. None are as disciplined as military service generally, at least in my experience. And hell, I was USAF...not exactly known for being a hard nosed, spit and polished service. BUT I was a SAC Cop for a lot of those years, so breaking starch and spit shined boots and inspections and recalls and playing ABGD (Air Base Ground Defense - golly I'm dating myself) was every day life for me.

Being a deputy sheriff in a relatively small Sheriff's Office, where you would see or talk to the Sheriff or Chief Deputy very regularly, well it was pretty relaxed. We had a large Manual of Rules and Regulations, but nothing egregious and mostly common sense stuff.

After all those words, I think most would still find going from military to police work like transitioning to a familiar but relaxed work place.

Right down to the people you're trying to help wanting to kill you.

see what I did there?
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