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St. Petersburg Police staged a line-up Friday afternoon, but it wasn’t the usual row of suspicious characters. In this case, it was 52 members of the police department trying out the new police pistol range. The range is to be used for training by area law enforcement agencies and is next to the Police Pistol Club on 47th Ave. N. The old circular bull’s-eye targets have been replaced with human silhouettes, and policemen practice firing their service revolvers with either hand and from behind car fenders, walls and other obstacles. The officers are timed for efficiency and rated on their shooting skill. Photo credit – Fred Victorin Dec 6 1968

People with guns

Los Angeles — WHO SAID “WEAKER SEX” — Whenever anyone mentions burglars to Mabel Dee Stevens, she simply laughs with unmitigated delight, and waves her gun. For Mrs. Stevens is the only woman in the Los Angeles Police Department ever to qualify in marksmanship with a .45 caliber pistol. She scored a total of 303 points recently at the Elysian Park range, and as a result will receive $2 a month extra pay. 11/24/33

People with guns

Members of the “Guardettes” at the Hudson Motor Company plant in Detroit congratulate Guardette Virginia Westlauf on her aim with a revolver, as shown by bullseyes in target. Other Guardettes are her sister, Lucille, and Kathleen Villerot. And it was Guardette Westlauf’s first try at revolver shooting. October 4th 1942