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Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by DeaconKC, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. For those who enjoy shooting sports, this is an offshoot of the SASS guys, called Zootshooting, it uses 1920 to 1970 guns for the competition. Here's a video of it:
  2. VintageRed

    VintageRed Familiar Face

    LOL, I thoroughly enjoyed that video. Watching everyone run around gangster style was quite entertaining.

    Though, aren't Tommy Guns illegal? Fun to watch nevertheless.

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. The whole "Zoot-suit" thing was absolutely ridiculous, but those were some nice fiirearms, and those guys really knew how to use them.
  4. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

    They're not illegal to own. They're just taxed and regulated.

    I agree, Zootshooting is a neat idea. I hope to see them get more historically accurate with the clothes, too.
  5. thunderw21

    thunderw21 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Nice! My kind of sport. :D
  6. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    Damn that looks fun! Wish I had a local group out here!
  7. KeyGrip

    KeyGrip A-List Customer

    That is amazing. A combination of dress sense and firearms proficiency to which I can aspire.

    DBLIII One of the Regulars

    The price of a Thompson would be painful, not to mention feeding it!
  9. Gun fun

    That's amusing, and something you could only dream about over here
  10. reetpleat

    reetpleat Call Me a Cab

    That is pretty cool. But some better clothes and music would be even better. I guess we all have to deal with the difference between our conception if the era and popular interpretation.
  11. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

    'We're going to need more hats".
    Too cool.
  12. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many


    And Royal Crown Revue to boot! Looks like a lot of fun!
  13. .45 cal ammunition has doubled in the last couple of years. I used to shoot a 1911A1 in a PPC league, it ran me about thirty bucks a night before the jump in prices. 50 rounds of the Remington green box or the Winchester White Box (both REAL cheap stuff is over twenty bucks today. So sixty bucks a night, bye bye league.
  14. Madcap72

    Madcap72 One of the Regulars

    Pretty cool.

    Condition 3 1911's? Ugh... guess it takes all kinds.

    Plus, no one had a Winchester Mod. 12, or Browning A5 shotgun to bring? Too bad!

    Still great idea!!! If anyone wants to try to get something like that going in Seattle, let me know. I have modern built versions of about every gangster era gun you can think of. (.38 super 1911, semi-auto Thompson, mod 12's the works)
  15. Ms. VintageRed, it's a lot more complicated than a blanket "legal/illegal". To lawfully own a full-auto Thompson (a long-barrel semiauto's okay except in states with an "Ugly Guns Ban" aka "Assault Weapons Ban"), all of the following must be true:
    1. It must have been manufactured and first registered with ATF (the dreaded "Form 4" $200 tax-stamp) prior to May 1986, when the Registry was closed.
    2. You must have a Form 4 registration for it, which has to be approved before you pick it up.
    3. It must be legal to own in your state of residence (30-some states are still only banning "offensive/aggressive possession", rather than all ownership; alas, mine's not one)

    Interesting looking sport--too bad there's no way to make a range safe so that something like this can allow shoulder-holsters or crossdraws...
  16. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

    Except that you would never want to shoot wearing vintage clothing. Shooting gets you dirty and deposits lead dust in your clothes. You would have to have those clothes cleaned after every time you wore them shooting. Not the kind of wear and tear I'd want to put my vintage through!
  17. Shooting in an authentic G-MAN style!
  18. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

    They have their own website - www.zootshooters.com

    Remember, folks - it's a nascient effort. Journey of a thousand miles, single step... Rome, one day.. yadda yadda yadda

    Bugsy on the firing line, with his R.S.O. Rocky.
  19. VintageRed

    VintageRed Familiar Face

    Thank you sir, for your explanation as well. Someone else was kind enough to shoot me (excuse the pun) a PM with similar information. I feel much more knowledgeable now. :)

    On an aside, I do love your sig phrase. I'll have to keep that one in mind.

  20. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

    Good point, although might the outdoor conditions reduce that problem significantly?

    Or, you can just dress like Fred C. Dobbs (I suggested they have a Treasure of Sierra Madre 'caper', with .38 double action revolvers and lever action rifles).

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