First, I'd like to thank everyone for the warm welcome!
I scrolled back through a few years of posts and didn't see much about LVC's firearm experience. I did find one thread regarding the filming of a Bavaria beer commercial and his speed.
I've read his father taught him to shoot at 10 (nothing unusual where I live), and that Clint Eastwood was a little irritated LVC could outdraw him. Drawing is one thing, accuracy is another, so I was pleasantly surprised when I did find the Bavaria beer story. His firearm handling is one of the traits that intrigues me, for so much "gunplay" and ridiculous firearm handling in film and TV is usually fodder for viewing at my place.
I've come to call his reholstering the "Van Cleef Flip" with the backwards flip into either his hip or cross draw rig. Nothing fancy, but consistent.
Does anyone have more info on his marksmanship or firearm experience?
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