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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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Why would TJ Hooker need a gun? He just threw his club at suspects feet.
 

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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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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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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.[SUP][2]

[/SUP]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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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.
I saw the episode, too; I'm guessing he probably used it in the latter part of his career. As for TV reenactments, seems like they don't even bother having firearm experts or consultants anymore. Half the time they use the same racking a pump shotgun sound for handguns, both revolvers and semi-autos... they don't even seem embarrassed about it, and they should.
 

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Joes gun and other ridiculous comments

OMG

You guys DO realize that the TV series is... a TV SHOW right?

Its not like JK had a camera crew following him around..
the ACTOR is .. an ACTOR

who cares what MACH UP gun he is carrying, it is for the effect of the show.
for gods sake, the actor is right handed, JK is a lefty, the price of newspapers in the machine is current day prices.. its all wrong, but again, it is a REinactment, its FAKE, its for show...
holy crap!
and to think I even wasted time pointing this out..

Now on the subject, He caried a Kimber 1911
lots of cops carry 1911's - the old school cops.. the new era cops are all movie and TV struck and carry SIGs and Glocks, which are great, it doesnt matter what the firearm is, If he says he carried a Kimber, why would he lie? he carried a Kimber..

I would think Kimber gave him some money for that IF there were Kimber advertisements on the Hulu series, maybe even his presence on the site..
I doubt Kimber needs a small town Co Springs detective to push their line..
they would make better use of advertising dollars if they threw a few Kimber Arms in thug movies..
Just my two cents..


one last thing I have to laugh hard at.. one guy said, " it looks like a glock, i guess they were too cheap to buy the actor a kimber" or something like that..
that is SCARY that someone thinks guns in movies are real..
I would be afraid to be around that person if they actually owned a firearm.. not too much intellect there..

OH MY GOD


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OMG

You guys DO realize that the TV series is... a TV SHOW right?

Its not like JK had a camera crew following him around..
the ACTOR is .. an ACTOR

who cares what MACH UP gun he is carrying, it is for the effect of the show.
for gods sake, the actor is right handed, JK is a lefty, the price of newspapers in the machine is current day prices.. its all wrong, but again, it is a REinactment, its FAKE, its for show...
holy crap!
and to think I even wasted time pointing this out..

Now on the subject, He caried a Kimber 1911
lots of cops carry 1911's - the old school cops.. the new era cops are all movie and TV struck and carry SIGs and Glocks, which are great, it doesnt matter what the firearm is, If he says he carried a Kimber, why would he lie? he carried a Kimber..

I would think Kimber gave him some money for that IF there were Kimber advertisements on the Hulu series, maybe even his presence on the site..
I doubt Kimber needs a small town Co Springs detective to push their line..
they would make better use of advertising dollars if they threw a few Kimber Arms in thug movies..
Just my two cents..


one last thing I have to laugh hard at.. one guy said, " it looks like a glock, i guess they were too cheap to buy the actor a kimber" or something like that..
that is SCARY that someone thinks guns in movies are real..
I would be afraid to be around that person if they actually owned a firearm.. not too much intellect there..

OH MY GOD


LOL
well welcome to the forum--I do wish that you had decided to do so while you were taking your medication however!
this is just kind of for fun here, so relax, take a deep breath, maybe fix yourself something cool to drink?
IF you really want to get excited join the politics board and wait for someone to drop in there!
IF you noticed in the spirit of calmness I didn't even mention you answering a 2 year old post!
 

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Why would he lie? What could he possibly gain from lying?
Not wanting to get anything started here but its plain as day that LT. Kenda carries a Hi-Point!
 

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OMG

You guys DO realize that the TV series is... a TV SHOW right?

Its not like JK had a camera crew following him around..
the ACTOR is .. an ACTOR

who cares what MACH UP gun he is carrying, it is for the effect of the show.
for gods sake, the actor is right handed, JK is a lefty, the price of newspapers in the machine is current day prices.. its all wrong, but again, it is a REinactment, its FAKE, its for show...
holy crap!
and to think I even wasted time pointing this out..

Now on the subject, He caried a Kimber 1911
lots of cops carry 1911's - the old school cops.. the new era cops are all movie and TV struck and carry SIGs and Glocks, which are great, it doesnt matter what the firearm is, If he says he carried a Kimber, why would he lie? he carried a Kimber..

I would think Kimber gave him some money for that IF there were Kimber advertisements on the Hulu series, maybe even his presence on the site..
I doubt Kimber needs a small town Co Springs detective to push their line..
they would make better use of advertising dollars if they threw a few Kimber Arms in thug movies..
Just my two cents..


one last thing I have to laugh hard at.. one guy said, " it looks like a glock, i guess they were too cheap to buy the actor a kimber" or something like that..
that is SCARY that someone thinks guns in movies are real..
I would be afraid to be around that person if they actually owned a firearm.. not too much intellect there..

OH MY GOD


LOL
I think we caught you on the day you switched back to regular coffee.....:blink:
 

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I saw the episode, too; I'm guessing he probably used it in the latter part of his career. As for TV reenactments, seems like they don't even bother having firearm experts or consultants anymore. Half the time they use the same racking a pump shotgun sound for handguns, both revolvers and semi-autos... they don't even seem embarrassed about it, and they should.
What? Your revolver doesn't make a pump shotgun sound? I knew that the guy that sold me this .38 Special was up to something. Darnit!! LOL
 

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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.
Glock pistols did
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.
Gsston Glock invented the Glock pistol in 1981.
 
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