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      01-04-2014 02:42 AM #1


      My dad was an FBI Special Agent from 1940 to 1946 before he left and became a trial lawyer.

      He went through a lot of training with weaponry that included firing weapons from moving cars.

      Here is one of the training areas in the 30's that he probably went through in 1940.

      I could probably figure out what the car is, but I'll defer to the vast knowledge of TCL.

      Have fun (probably take some of you a couple minutes)
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      01-04-2014 10:06 AM #2
      1934 Hudson


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      01-04-2014 10:09 AM #3
      Came to post '34 Hudson, leaving happy (and not surprised)

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      01-04-2014 11:01 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post
      Have fun (probably take some of you a couple minutes)
      Posting one of these in the middle of the night is unfair to TCL. It might have taken a minute to figure it out but everyone was asleep.

      Anyway, shooting from the moving car at the range looks like solid fun.

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      01-04-2014 11:08 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Posting one of these in the middle of the night is unfair to TCL. It might have taken a minute to figure it out but everyone was asleep.

      Anyway, shooting from the moving car at the range looks like solid fun.
      Yeah that looks fun as hell. I did the same thing in the Marines, but with machine guns. That would still be way more fun though.

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      01-04-2014 11:34 AM #6
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      Oh sure....now why does the guy in the target have to be black?
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      01-04-2014 12:13 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Oh sure....now why does the guy in the target have to be black?
      It was a different time brother

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      01-04-2014 03:37 PM #8
      It looks like the '34 was very popular with law enforcement:



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      Police Chief George L. Bennett's 1934 Hudson. Bennett purchased the "speedy" Hudson with his own money for police use.
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      01-04-2014 05:42 PM #10
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      01-05-2014 12:40 AM #11
      Seemed like it was relatively lightweight (3,000 lb) and reputed to be tough and powerful (relatively)

      The choice of gangsters and the cops alike.

      Anyone familiar with the handling characteristics of these things back in the day? or braking characteristics?

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      01-05-2014 12:42 PM #12
      For some reason I find this car very attractive.

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      01-05-2014 02:40 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      For some reason I find this car very attractive.
      I agree. Pretty much stock except for the wheels, and it looks great.

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      01-05-2014 04:50 PM #14
      Everything about that car is cool

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      01-05-2014 07:51 PM #15
      These cars look good even in the snow

      '33... but you get the picture

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