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    Joe Kenda carried a Kimber 1911?

    I've been binge watching "Homicide Hunter: Joe Kenda" in one of the earlier episode he claims he carried. as a police detective. a stainless steel .45 caliber 1911 from Kimber. And that it was the most accurate handgun he ever fired. As far as I can tell that gun is only shown in that scene. In every dramatic reenactment in which a gun is drawn, the actor playing younger Joe Kenda, carries a black pistol. probabbly a Glock. So, did he lie, and this one scene was just a commercial for Kimber? Or are the TV series producers just too cheap to buy the actor who plays him in the reinactsments a Kimber?

    BTW the young "Joe Kenda" is always in a suit (unless off duty) and has hair cut short and combed. One time they showed an actual news recording of the real Lt Joe Kenda as he was back in the 80s, his hair was curly and he wasn't wearing a suit and tie. The actor playing him in the reenactments looks nothing like him.

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    You sure that wasn't TJ Hooker?
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    Why would TJ Hooker need a gun? He just threw his club at suspects feet.
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    Those darn reenactments. Like the Civil War reenactments they do nowadays. Sheesh. We all know back then people only existed in black and white.
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    What Joe Kenda carried and what the prop guy has are two different things.
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    Apparently. Would the police be carrying rifles in their cars in the 1970s? Or would it be shotguns? Would a plain clothes detective in Colorado in 1970s have a long gun at all?

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    He would have been minimally armed by John Wick standards:
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    According to Lt Joe Kenda, retired, based on the cases he's solved the most likely time for a person to be murdered is 1:21 AM on a Tuesday. So its its Tuesday and 1:21 you should lock yourself in your closet. Of course that may only apply if you live in Colorado Springs, CO. He didn't say how long you should hide in your closet.
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    I've seen reenactments played out with a revolver, when they showed the brass earlier and it was clearly from a semi-auto. The directors don't really care, from what I can tell, and probably just say 'grab a gun and shoot the scene'.

    I'd trust what he says, that he had a Kimber, and I'd just try to ignore the inconsistencies of reenactment scenes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartJ View Post
    Apparently. Would the police be carrying rifles in their cars in the 1970s? Or would it be shotguns? Would a plain clothes detective in Colorado in 1970s have a long gun at all?
    Don't know about long guns but they probably didn't carry Kimbers.

    "...Kimber was founded as "Kimber of Oregon" in 1979 by Greg and Jack Warne in the small town of Clackamas, Oregon. Jack Warne moved to Oregon in 1968 after Portland-based Omark Industries purchased the Australian firearms manufacturer, Sporting Arms (or Sportco), he founded in Adelaide, South Australia, following World War II.

    Following its founding, Kimber of Oregon, which quickly built a reputation for accurate .22 long rifle caliber rifles, began to expand its product line and eventually acquired a second manufacturing plant in nearby Colton.

    In the late 1980s, the company began to struggle after a private stock offering fell short of covering the costs of developing the M89 Big Game Rifle. In 1989, Kimber of Oregon was sold to Oregon timber baron Bruce Engel, who founded WTD Industries, Inc. Engel had difficulty running Kimber and soon the company sought bankruptcy protection. However, Kimber of Oregon's assets were liquidated.

    In 1990, several Kimber employees, including Dan Cooper, left to found Cooper Firearms of Montana.[2]

    In the mid-1990s, Greg Warne tried to revive Kimber, but much of Kimber of Oregon's original tooling had ended up in a junkyard north of Portland. Greg soon found a financial backer in Les Edelman, who owned Nationwide Sports Distributors. The two purchased the original tooling and partnered to found Kimber of America. The company grew quickly, but Edelman forced Warne out after acquiring a majority interest in the company..
    ."
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