10 Facts You Didn’t Know about “Longmire”

10 Facts You Didn’t Know about “Longmire”

10 Facts You Didn’t Know about “Longmire”

Whether you have watched Longmire or you haven’t the story is basically about an aging sheriff that is doing his absolute best to get along with the neighboring Indian tribe while attempting to do his job and take care of his town. As you might have guessed things have a way of happening, especially when an old dog like Longmire has spent a lifetime doing what he feels is right even when it doesn’t make others happy. The premise of the show is that Longmire will do what is necessary when it comes to his town and will employ just about any means necessary to get the job done.

He’s one of the few remaining old school sheriff’s on TV at the moment, despite being a fairly modern show.

10. The character of Longmire is a cross between Indiana Jones and several Clint Eastwood characters.

That’s one heck of a mix to start with and it produces an interesting character that probably doesn’t take a lot of guff from anyone.

9. When A&E cancelled the show after the third season Netflix picked it up for a fourth season.

Netflix has been working diligently for years now trying to up their game and become the streaming giant that they are now, and they’ve done it by taking what they feel that people want to see.

8. License plates in Wyoming have numbers of the far left side that represent the county each driver comes from.

The appearance of a 24 that can be seen in the show indicates that the county and town in which Longmire resides is fictional since Wyoming only goes up to 23.

7. The scenes for Longmire’s cabin were filmed in New Mexico.

In fact a lot of the scenes in the show were filmed in New Mexico or Las Vegas. There’s a lot of about this show that’s not entirely authentic.

6. The show was based on a series of novels.

The novels were all about Walt Longmire so it’s fair to say that a lot of the source material might have managed to find its way into the show in one way or another.

5. Longmire carries his pistol in the old fashioned way, Condition 2.

What this means is that he carries his gun with the mag inserted, a round chambered, and the hammer down. It’s thought that he does this because he likes to think before he draws and shoots, and cocking the hammer is that extra split second he needs to think. The preferred way to carry his firearm is mag inserted, round chambered, hammer cocked, safety on, or Condition 1.

4. Kyle Chandler turned down the lead role.

There’s no real word on why, but it could have been due to scheduling issues.

3. Lou Diamond Phillips’ character is usually very careful about how he speaks.

He never uses contractions as it’s a part of the character that makes it a bit hard for dialogue to flow but still gives Henry a layer of depth.

2. There are a few ways that Longmire is referenced outside of the show.

Longmire is the name of the historic district in the Mt. Rainier National Park.

1. There’s a misconception about whether Longmire and his deputies are the sheriff’s department or the sheriff’s office. 

Since he’s an elected official it would technically be the sheriff’s office, but Longmire has a tendency to say that he and his deputies are with the sheriff’s department.

It’s the little things that get to people at times, especially the one that aren’t that important.

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