“Ask Larry” October Edition

Welcome to my new column! Each month I will answer your questions, and I am looking forward to it. I deeply appreciate the loyalty and support you’ve shown all these years and I hope to meet you all at the CHiPs gathering next year here in Los Angeles. God Bless!  -Larry **************** Dear Mr. Wilcox, I am a big fan of “CHiPs” and was hoping you could tell me the type of Smith and Wesson revolver that you used on the show. Please help with any information you can provide. Sincerely, Myles Barrett Hi Myles! We had in our holsters a hard rubber gun and sometimes a hard metal gun with the barrel sealed and no firing pin.  I enjoyed shooting at target ranges the 38 personally.   Dear Larry,  1.      Why are the bottoms of the uniform a different color/shade than the tops in CHiPs?   Hi Laura,  Different fabrics.  The pants were kind of a stretchy material like football pants.  The shirts were more of a cotton linen.  The pants were quite hot and made you and your legs sweat a lot.  The shirts had a piece of material sewed on to the back of the shirt which you pulled through your crotch and then buttoned the shirt to this flap….we called a diaper.  That made the shirt stay tight to supposedly give better “lines” to the...

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