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I was asked to compose an article about the new Springfield "Professional FBI" model 1911 in .45 ACP pertaining to practical application in the field and not just file another technical evaluation or "street" usage article. So I decided to do a hunting piece from the stand point of how would the gun work as a sidearm for a hunting guide, rancher, cowboy, etc. in the field.

Date - July 30-31, 2005
Place - Southwest of Mason, TX
Temp - up to 99, clear starting out changing to overcast with heavy thundershowers in the afternoon
Gun - Springfield "Professional FBI" model 1911 in .45 ACP
Ammo - Corbon 230 gr. hollow points
Range - 35-40 yards
Shot placement - straight on as the ram was coming toward me and looking right at us

For those of you who notice such things, yes, that is a very light colored shirt. My first set of clothes had gotten soaked one of the rain storms that produced some very vivid entertainment for us while we were on the top of one of the hills trying to hide under a low rock outcropping. After all mud on the face and sticks in the hair doesn't make for good photos, and the first thing on top in my bag when we got back to the truck to change was this shirt.

Enjoy.

Denvas

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Can't see your pics. What magazine do you write for? Who asked you to do this article on the .45 ACP as a hunting cartridge?
 

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The request was to utilize the .45 acp as a ranch working gun. I chose to do a ram hunt with it as a means to illustrate it's capability to be used on the ranch.

The picture is posted on the Greybeard picture hosting board. Just follow the link and it should take you there.

The magazine in question was Gun World. I was told to do something different then the run of the mill technical evaluation or accuracy testing. They have hundreds of those kinds of articles on backlog.

As far as who I write for, that varies from year to year. I have been a gun/shooting/hunting writer since 1974 and have written for most of the mags out there at one time or another. I average 50+ features a year, 20+ TV appearances and about 60+ short pieces. If I did any less I couldn't make a living doing this and would have to get a real job as my ex wife used to say.
 
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