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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:35 am

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I will go with Chuck Connors. He also played pro basketball and baseball. Not only was he fast but also very accurate. Course this is all with a rifle. A lever rifle.
Plus one on Chuck Connors being a gifted athlete. I heard he once switched hands shooting his rifle on the set and no one even noticed. He was that good.
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by Sir Henry » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:04 am

North Country Gal wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:35 am
Sir Henry wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:41 pm
I will go with Chuck Connors. He also played pro basketball and baseball. Not only was he fast but also very accurate. Course this is all with a rifle. A lever rifle.
Plus one on Chuck Connors being a gifted athlete. I heard he once switched hands shooting his rifle on the set and no one even noticed. He was that good.
In the opening of the Rifleman pilot he actually shot without the set screw and was just as fast. The producers asked if he could hurt himself they said it was possible so they came out with the setscrew.

Back then on the set they used live ammo in a lot of the scenes where possible. Chuck was always shooting the rifle and often amazed everyone with his skills.

He was remarkably accurate from the hip.
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:58 pm

They all have to go some to beat this cowpoke...

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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by BigAl52 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:09 am

Sunday morning cartoons. Been a long time since I woke up to that.
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by cooperhawk » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:17 am

Loved it. So un PC.
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by RanchRoper » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:42 am

Sung by Roy Rogers & The Sons of the Pioneers, and animated by the legendary Ward Kimball at Disney's. Ward did Jiminy Crickett in Pinochio too. There's your trivia for today....
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by Sir Henry » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:09 pm

RanchRoper wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:42 am
Sung by Roy Rogers & The Sons of the Pioneers, and animated by the legendary Ward Kimball at Disney's. Ward did Jiminy Crickett in Pinochio too. There's your trivia for today....
I thought it looked like Badger.
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by RanchRoper » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:33 pm

Acts like him him for sure..
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by PJM » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:45 am

I don't think it was a hollywood star, but I remember years ago, in a fast draw competition that the winner drew and fired in a blur. He was timed in 19/100's of a second. Sounds impossible but I remember the time distinctly.
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Re: Fastest Draw in Hollywood

Post by cooperhawk » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:37 am

Probably was Hugh O'Brian who was a fast draw champion. He also played a marshal in a TV series.
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