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bullsi1911bullsi1911 ModeratorPosts: 11,010 Senior Member
The Firearm Blog posted this pic of Regan’s Secret Service Detail from 1983:


https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/05/19/potd-secret-service-in-the-augusta-national-golf-course-incident/

Micro UZIs, Argyle Socks, LL Bean Short Duck Boots, Olds Delta 88 Convertable, Khakis, sport coats, Top Folder shorty 870, Deck Shoes, and Porn ‘Staches.

You will never be this cool :)
To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
-Mikhail Kalashnikov

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  • 2Aman2Aman Member Posts: 332 Member
    That is freakin awesome. Made my day👍👍
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,430 Senior Member
    I never knew boat shoes were so "tactical".
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • 2Aman2Aman Member Posts: 332 Member
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,861 Senior Member
    That guy on the right sitting down with an Uzi looks like Lee Majors. How cool would that be? Secret Service protection from The Six Million Dollar Man. 😁
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Ever read The Ice Man?

    Awesome for some. Not so much for others.....
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,286 Senior Member
    UZI mags taped at 90 degree angles for quick reloads.  THAT is too cool!!!  B)
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,547 Senior Member
    Nice. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,387 Senior Member
    The Firearm Blog posted this pic of Regan’s Secret Service Detail from 1983:


    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/05/19/potd-secret-service-in-the-augusta-national-golf-course-incident/

    Micro UZIs, Argyle Socks, LL Bean Short Duck Boots, Olds Delta 88 Convertable, Khakis, sport coats, Top Folder shorty 870, Deck Shoes, and Porn ‘Staches.

    You will never be this cool :)

    Looks too Hollywood cool to me.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,152 Senior Member
    Nice!  I expect by about 1986-88, they'd be packing MP5's and saying "Those Uzis are SOOOOO 1983."  :D

    The guy on the far right. . .in front of his knee. . .Is that a severed Neanderthal head?
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,122 Senior Member
    Can you imagine the backlash if a Secret Service detail took a pic like that today?  Sad that we've gone that route.  Great pic.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,547 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Can you imagine the backlash if a Secret Service detail took a pic like that today?  Sad that we've gone that route.  Great pic.
    👆🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,350 Senior Member
    edited May 21 #13
    In a prior job, I worked with a former secret service agent of that era.  He was a hoot and told great stories about protecting  Nixon, Carter and Reagan.

    That picture fits Frank’s personality to a tee.   


    Btw - he really admired Reagan and Carter as people.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,010 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Can you imagine the backlash if a Secret Service detail took a pic like that today?  Sad that we've gone that route.  Great pic.
    I believe that was not a staged photo, but a pic snapped as agents responded to a crazy armed dude crashing the gates of Augusta because he wanted to “talk to the president”


    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • tinytanktinytank Posts: 8 New Member
    Their swag is unmatched I swear! I hear so many stories from the 80's. My grandpa likes to look back at his days with cool convertibles the gang went hunting in! Definitely makes me feel very uncool lol.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,861 Senior Member
    I, for one, am glad that today's Secret Service isn't the gun wavin', argyle wearin', porn stache sportin' examples of yesteryear.
    In fact, I think we should outsource to private companies in the name of equality.

    Like Victoria's Secret Service.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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