Weekend Photo Caption Contest Fun and Games by Dan Zimmerman | Mar 01, 2013 | 68 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [h/t Aaron A.] comments Brian S says: March 1, 2013 at 13:23 introducing the most life-like no hesitation targets for federal agents ever Reply Ralph says: March 1, 2013 at 13:24 Thanks to a $10 million grant from Department of Homeless Security, every member of the Mayberry Police Department can train on the challenging new three foot range. Reply Some Guy says: March 1, 2013 at 16:34 You nailed it! Still laughing. Reply Lance says: March 1, 2013 at 13:27 Under a fair NY SAFE act: No assault rifles and pistols for cops new weapon really high pitched voices. Reply William says: March 1, 2013 at 13:27 “He was playing ‘Shoot the Piano Player’, so we DID!” Reply Scott says: March 1, 2013 at 13:28 “Don’t shoot the piano player” Dang, William be me to it…. 🙁 Reply إبليس says: March 1, 2013 at 13:28 Police before drive-through restaurants. Reply Sammy says: March 1, 2013 at 13:32 Police before Dunin’ Dough Nuts. Reply jwm says: March 1, 2013 at 13:29 Boston’s idea of combining an Irish pub with their police pistol range was well intentioned but poorly thought out. Reply mountocean says: March 1, 2013 at 13:35 It’s like altitude training… with music. Reply speedracer5050 says: March 1, 2013 at 13:30 (Officer with hand in pocket and smiling): “Hey look guys, I didn’t shoot myself in the crotch this time”!!! Reply DonS says: March 1, 2013 at 13:30 A rare look inside the NYPD firearms training facility. Reply mountocean says: March 1, 2013 at 13:32 Back when news agencies reported the facts: Life Magazine uncovers the dangers on a police pistol range. Reply 4strokes says: March 1, 2013 at 13:32 The ammo shortage eventually forced the replacement of “Range Night” with “Sing Along Tuesdays”… Reply Matt in FL says: March 1, 2013 at 13:37 I like this one. Reply James says: March 1, 2013 at 13:33 “Following the passage of the gun free police stations act, the station range has been converted to a piano hall.” Reply SubZ says: March 1, 2013 at 13:34 After surveying the ceiling, the range officer decides these cops are better suited for choir duty. Reply KY1911 says: March 1, 2013 at 13:34 Having lost access to all its vendors, the New York City Police Dept. was forced to adopt less lethal techniques for subduing criminals. Shown here are members of the 61st precinct’s Auditory Suppression and Subjugation (ASS) Team honing their skills. Reply Daniel says: March 1, 2013 at 14:00 +1 Reply In Memphis says: March 1, 2013 at 15:20 Epic! Reply RockThisTown says: March 1, 2013 at 13:35 Joe Biden’s first job as a cop. “Hey, fellas, whattya say we dance to ‘Beer Barrel Polka’?” Obama’s Border Patrol Union Hall. “Go ahead, make me play . . .” Reply Milsurp Collector says: March 1, 2013 at 13:37 This can’t be from a state of the art police range; the targets aren’t shaped like dogs. Reply 1911A1 says: March 1, 2013 at 13:38 “At the insistence of the clerical staff which is housed on the floor immediately above the range, the distance from firing line to target has been reduced to 3 feet. This should hopefully eliminate most of the random stray bullets coming through the floor into the Secretarial Pool.” Reply Gregolas says: March 1, 2013 at 13:48 Winner! Reply Patrick B. says: March 1, 2013 at 13:40 Range officer explaining to lane 1 and lane 3 shooters how to control trigger and muzzle flip. Reply Gregolas says: March 1, 2013 at 13:43 “Golly Andy, this here’s the biggest thing ever to happen in Mayberry. The Biggest! Imagine, a police range on the weekends and a dancehall during the week!” Reply AaronW says: March 1, 2013 at 13:49 Judging from the lack of holes in the walls and ceiling, this must be the opening celebration for a new facility. Reply Jim D says: March 1, 2013 at 13:52 See what a double-barreled shotgun could do, young Joe was forever infuenced at their amazing stopping power. Reply Bear says: March 1, 2013 at 13:53 “Play them off, Keyboard Clerk” Reply Jim D says: March 1, 2013 at 13:54 Note Bloomberg’s head just barely visible behind the berm, by Right Hand target Reply Daniel says: March 1, 2013 at 13:57 DANGER – Police firing service pistols – Remain on hands and knees while firing commences Reply Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: March 2, 2013 at 12:01 “Where dogs who live too long at the pound end up.” Reply SilverTiger says: March 1, 2013 at 13:58 Andy, can I have my bullet now? Reply Stilicho says: March 1, 2013 at 14:58 Winner! Reply John says: March 1, 2013 at 14:02 Announcing the latest in our Department of Homeland Security reduced hesitation targets. The ever dangerous NYPD officer in violation of having more than seven rounds in his assault pistol. The DHS officer will be scored on figuring out which NYPD officer has the illegal number of bulletproof vest piercing hollow-point bullets in his clip. There is no time limit, as the DHS agent is not likely to be hit with any of these murdering bullets, as the NYPD officers have to use all their hand grip strength to pull the ten pound trigger on their black assault pistols, that and their general lack of training. Reply jaykayd says: March 1, 2013 at 14:08 Unfortunately, “Live Target Day” didn’t mean what they thought it meant. Reply Soccerchainsaw says: March 1, 2013 at 14:16 “Sure boys, it’s got a big enough dance floor but the accoustics are just awful.” Reply schizuki says: March 1, 2013 at 14:24 Officers enjoy a new twist on sales presentations to police departments, as Marketing Director Johann Schultz both informs and delights them with his Glockenspiel. Reply Patrick says: March 1, 2013 at 14:27 Ah, those were the good old days before sufficient air circulation, when a little lead dust in the lungs put hair on your chest. Reply bontai Joe says: March 1, 2013 at 15:37 I think about that and all the time I spent in really badly ventilated ranges back-in-the-day. Hasn’t shown up in any recent blood tests, or exams, but I’m sure I didn’t do myself a lotta good breathing in those places. Reply Joel says: March 1, 2013 at 14:39 Introducing the NYPD Barbershop Quartet, featuring stirring renditions of popular songs such as “I Shot The Sheriff,” the theme song from the Broadway hit “Bullets Over Broadway,” (actually a documentary expose’ about NYPD marksmanshp), and the theme song from “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” Reply Captain Catsup says: March 1, 2013 at 14:41 Aaaargh! Play me a dirge, matey! Reply SkyMan77 says: March 1, 2013 at 14:42 The Mayberry Constables Choir has a adopted new penalty for singing off key. Reply SkyMan77 says: March 1, 2013 at 18:08 The Mayberry Constables Choir has adopted a new penalty for singing off key. Fixed it…Need more Coffee…. Reply Alan says: March 1, 2013 at 14:49 I shot the sheriff, but did not shoot the deputy…. Reply CYRANO says: March 1, 2013 at 14:52 Ah the good ol days. One bullet in your front pocket and a song in your heart! Play it again Sam. Reply imrambi says: March 1, 2013 at 14:54 Its all fun and games until the cops start singing. Reply Scrimshaw says: March 1, 2013 at 15:00 The 6th precinct BarberCOP Quartet Reply In Memphis says: March 1, 2013 at 15:18 Uh Jim, I thought you were supposed ti bring the dogs? Reply Paul says: March 1, 2013 at 15:19 “The rest of you boys just go ahead and use the targets on the right-hand side of the range — we’ll finish up our song.” Reply Cesare says: March 1, 2013 at 15:34 Based on casual observation, I wouldn’t have thought a sign necessary. Reply stokeslawyer says: March 1, 2013 at 16:09 From what I’ve seen of these new recruits, we are standing in the safest place on the range boys. Reply RKflorida says: March 1, 2013 at 16:10 Ever heard of “Shoot the piano player”? No, but if you hum a few bars I can pick it up. (Rimshot) Reply ST says: March 1, 2013 at 16:21 “What the ?! Corporal, GETINMYoffIcE!!!” -yeah Cheif- “Why the jumpin jimminy doo wop is there a piano on MY pistol range?!!” -have you ever carried a piano up 4 flights of stairs, sir? “What the hey? Is that attitude I hear Corporal? Well see about that . Hand in your Detective Badge son, you’re the new dept. musician!” -*****- Reply CJ says: March 1, 2013 at 16:35 I’m a cop and I’m okay I sleep all night and I work all day……… (My apologies to Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Fred Tomlinson. But of course they all need to apologies to me for Piers Morgan) Reply erv says: March 1, 2013 at 16:54 “I thought it was a very realistic cardboard cut-out sir. Hit the piano playing Hitler without harming the officers type thing?” Reply joe says: March 1, 2013 at 17:22 poseable targets! or… no dog in site, danger sign not needed Reply crm114 says: March 1, 2013 at 17:56 “Um…so what do you guys think about that whole Stonewall Riot thing?” Reply Cleophus says: March 1, 2013 at 17:59 Remember when police were “Peace Officers” and not federally funded, dressed in black, hidden face, jack booted, no knock warrent, put him on the ground with his face in the gravel and a knee on his neck just to ask him a question L A W E N F O R C E M E N T O F F I C E R S ? ? ? ? Reply KCK says: March 1, 2013 at 18:05 “We got a piano, and we got guns kid, so when we say dance, we mean DANCE” Reply SCS says: March 1, 2013 at 18:26 “Hey. Wrong end, Dumbasses”. Reply In Memphis says: March 1, 2013 at 20:10 The 13th Precincts marching band prepares a durge as unadopted dogs are marched on to the line. Reply The smiling swordsman says: March 1, 2013 at 20:25 In order to improve target shooting results, the NY police department decided to move the firing line up to 7 inches instead of the more commonly used 7 feet. Citizens are still urged to take caution as stray bullets are still a common concern given the 30 pound trigger found on the NY police issued Glocks. Reply Chris P says: March 1, 2013 at 21:27 Remember, the safest place is right in front of the target. They never actually hit that. Reply Russ Bixby says: March 1, 2013 at 21:50 Where’d you leave the durned bullet? Reply Russ Bixby says: March 1, 2013 at 21:54 So… are other policepersons now “no hesitation” targets? Reply 16V says: March 2, 2013 at 01:59 “See that Farago fella never declares a winnah anymore in dese here ‘weekend contests’, yah see?” “I say we sing a few bars and teach him a lesson. Ya see? “ Reply uncommon_sense says: March 2, 2013 at 08:18 Deputy Barney Fife, Sheriff Andy Griffith, and the boys get ready for some target practice. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.