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Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
« on: August 22, 2020, 06:20:36 pm »
Haven't done one of these in a while, I'm bored, and I just listened to an old episode of the Handgun Radio podcast that covered this topic, so...

IT'S ANOTHER ARM YOURSELF THREAD!!!!

This time we're heading down to Dade County, Florida, circa the late 1980's.  You're a detective in Metro Dade PD's Vice Unit, working undercover as a high-roller drug runner.  Or maybe you've crossed over to the dark side (or joined it from the outset).  Regardless, you have a near-unlimited budget and access to most anything money can buy.  And you want the players to know (or think) that you're a legit high-roller, so the flashier the better.

What are you packing, what are you driving, and what are you wearing?  Whatever it is, it has to have been in production in 1989 or earlier. And remember, threads like this are worthless without pics!  ;)

Me, I'm carrying a Steyr GB in a Jackass Shoulder Rig (AKA the Miami Classic) with two spare magazines on my off-side.  It may be a 9mm, but 18+1 is nothing to sneeze at, especially stoked with Federal 9BPLE +P+ loads.  115-grains at ~1300 FPS is nothing to sneeze at.



My backup piece, taking a page from Sonny Crockett himself, is a Detonics Combat Master in .45 ACP.  Mine is a Mk. III, the hard-chrome model, with the Pachmayr wrap-around grips and mainspring housing.  Unlike Sonny, I carry it in an IWB middle-of-the-back rig, with the grip over my right kidney.  I have a spare magazine in a custom leather mag carrier in my left back pocket.  It's loaded with regular ol' 230-grain hardball for reliability.



My shotgun is a 12-gauge Remington 870 (the Marine Magnum, if it was available at the time) with a 18.5" barrel, 6-round mag tube, and rifle sights. Stoked with 2.75" Number-4 buckshot, because more pellets = more fun!



Rifle... I'm going to be a little unconventional here.  Colt Model 654 (A1-style carbine with a 14.5" barrel and a slick-side upper because forward assists are stupid!) fitted with a home-brew MasterKey setup: a 12-gauge Remington 870 Police with the stock removed and the barrel chopped down to about 10" and fitted to an M203 mounting bracket.  The rifle is loaded with regular old M193 .5.56 NATO rounds (30 round magazines, of course) and the shotgun stoked with a mix of low-brass slugs (for opening doors) and the same buckshot loads as my full-size 870 (for antipersonnel work).







My ride would be a Ferrari 328 GTB, the successor to the 308 of Magnum, P.I. fame.  It's a bit larger and has far better performance than the 308, and unlike most Ferraris of the era, actually has a usable trunk, so I'd be able to carry around my rifle and shotgun no problem.  Mine would be painted in Verde Scuro, or Metallic Dark Green.  Unfortunately, I can't find any pics of the car in that color, so just imagine this in dark green metallic.



Clothes... a bit more reserved that the pastels that Crockett and Tubbs were fond of.  Linen button-down shirt, lightweight khaki pants, and a lightweight sport coat.  Footwear would be loafers with low socks (tried the sock-less thing before, rubbed my ankles raw, no thanks!)

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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 11:31:53 pm »
    Hmm...

    Browning Hi-Power 9mm... x2.
    HK MP5A3 (collapsible stock)
    Mossberg 500a (some things don't need to change)

    Car: Porsche 911, in black.

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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 02:45:14 pm »
    Bren Ten (In 10mm, not 45 ACP like Miami Vice)

    Benelli M1 Super 90

    HKG41 rifle

    And for a car...How about a Lamborghini Miura?

    Also, these choices represent TV + 80's cool, not so much practicality.
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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 09:16:03 am »
    Hmm...

    Browning Hi-Power 9mm... x2.
    HK MP5A3 (collapsible stock)
    Mossberg 500a (some things don't need to change)

    Car: Porsche 911, in black.


    Check that... if mechanically possible, a customized/prototype MP5K-PDW with the retractable stock of the MP5A3...

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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 12:08:35 pm »
    Simple and sadly good or bad not far off my normal for carry bar the extra;)

    Hard chrome 1911 single stack, Combat master backup(I actually still carry mine fairly often), likely 2 mags weak side and probably a j-frame on my ankle. For bigger stuff HK MP5k briefcase gun because why not;)

    Car that's slightly harder but it wouldn't be an exotic it would be American muscle but probably a Corvette for the flash. 1968 Corvette Stingray with the 427 and chrome side pipes, 4 speed probably black, but maybe Corvette red.

    Ironically bar the mp5 and the Corvette(And I may fix that at some point) I could play this today;)

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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 01:00:28 am »
    Tubbs had it right in the series - S&W Model 38.  If you want flashy, go with shiny nickel.  I would definitely want a T grip or something from Speigel.

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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 02:07:55 am »
    Hmmm .  .  .  not really my style but I'll give it a go. 

    Since money is no object I'll be wearing bespoke clothing and understated bling of the type that doesn't interfere with weapon handling.  Sport jackets over long staple, Pima cotton dress shirts and cotton chinos - all freshly pressed, of course.  Bass Weejuns ( back when they were still made here by hand ) and signature Argyll socks.  An Omega Sea Master helps me keep track of time and date  and blend in with the yacht crowd in the back bay. 

    I'll be driving an AMG W -124 "Hammer" - with all the goodies including dark tinted windows.  The pistol of choice is a SIG Sauer P 226 Mk25 in a shoulder holster with a two magazine pouch on the belt, left side, 8 o'clock.   The rifle of choice is a Steyr AUG, three mags.  The shotgun of choice is a Franchi SPAS 15, two mags.   The back-up gun is a S&W model 64, 2" barrel, round butt frame with a bobbed hammer and double action only sear - it rides in left side, forward cant appendix holster just forward of the hip or in the car. 

    I never wanted to be a detective - too much paperwork  :cool

    https://carfanblog.com/mercedes-benz-w124-amg-hammer/     Check out the video to see it in action.  :thumbup1

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franchi_SPAS-15                         

    https://highpowersandhandguns.com/favorite_handguns-S&W Model 64 Snub.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_AUG 

    http://Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_Sauer_P226


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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #7 on: August 25, 2020, 08:17:02 am »
    Let's go in a different direction...full Hans Gruber.  All Teutonic, all the time.

    HK P7M8, with P7K7 backup.

    MP5SD3.  Yeah, the integrally suppressed version with folding stock.

    Steyr AUG.

    And a BMW Z1 roadster for sunny days, and a BMW M1 for rainy days.

    My agency backup would be undercover as crew on a cargo ship out of Hamburg.  Except the ship is actually owned by the CIA.
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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #8 on: August 25, 2020, 02:05:44 pm »
    Hm. Interesting critter and possibility: https://www.remtek.com/arms/hk/mil/mp5/smg2/smg2.htm

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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #9 on: August 27, 2020, 06:19:12 pm »
    Tubbs had it right in the series - S&W Model 38.  If you want flashy, go with shiny nickel.  I would definitely want a T grip or something from Speigel.
    My number came up with Craig Speigel for grips at the begin of the COVID madness. I asked to be spun to the bottom of the list. (Didn’t know if my job would survive)
    I need a do over.
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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #10 on: August 27, 2020, 09:34:55 pm »
    I have his boot grip on my model 13.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Arm Yourself -- Miami Vice
    « Reply #11 on: August 29, 2020, 05:12:47 pm »
    I asked to be spun to the bottom of the list. (Didn’t know if my job would survive)
    I need a do over.
    Considering that Spegel grips can sometimes double in value if you put them on the secondary market, depending on the model and specs... Yes.

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