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Jim Zubiena

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Jim Zubiena as the hired killer Ludovici Armstrong firing his Ruger AC556 in Miami Vice (1984).

Jim Zubiena served as a firearms instructor on the television show Miami Vice. He was also an accomplished IPSC shooter in the seventies and eighties and was renowned for his speed and accuracy with an M1911A1. The gun handling skills he displayed in the famous episode "The Hit List" from the first season of Miami Vice were real and not rehearsed. He can now be found competing on the Cowboy Action Shooting Circuit. He is also an actor and a member of the Screen Actors Guild (his character is the one giving Glaser Safety Slugs to William Petersen in the 1986 film Manhunter.) He also designed the custom 1911A1 used by Don Johnson in the series Nash Bridges.

Jim Zubiena can be seen using the following weapons in the following television series:


Gun Character Title Note/Episode Date
M1911A1 Ludovici Armstrong Miami Vice "The Hit List" (S1E04) 1984
Ruger AC556 Ludovici Armstrong Miami Vice "The Hit List" (S1E04) 1984
Franchi SPAS-12 Ludovici Armstrong Miami Vice "The Hit List" (S1E04) 1984
Steyr-Mannlicher Sporter Ludovici Armstrong Miami Vice "The Hit List" (S1E04) 1984

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