("Days of yore?" "Yeah - days of yore fathers!")
Seriously, though, this video clip is from the late 1930's. It shows the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Exhibition Pistol Team at work and play. The techniques demonstrated are mostly very dated, and some are downright dangerous - enough to give OSHA a fit! Still, back then, this was considered normal. Enjoy!
They must have had great trust in one another to stand downrange, serving as living target frames and mounts like that . . . darned if I'd have done so!