Editor, The Armory Life
I'll challenge that statement!
There’s plenty of examples that prove that statement wrong…there’s an example of a cop who made ten+ (13 is the number that comes to mind) hits with a .45, many solid torso and a couple of head shots, before the guy went down…it’s not magic.
A rifle is not an option for where I deer hunt; I could use a shotgun with slugs, but…a handgun is a lot easier to carry.Hmmm, well I have both, but hunting with a pistol seems like cheating. If you were hunting for the sport of it, then surely you'd want a rifle that could cover some distance to get the job done. But I suppose if it was for survival and/or personal protection from wild animals, I guess having a pistol would be a necessity.
In all that, I guess what it boils down to, is what is the intended target and how close do you want to be to the target. If you are out foraging for food and come across a doe, the 45 will do well, if while dragging that deer out of the woods and you see a bear in the distance take notice, it's time to bring out the 10mm cause I aint waiting for it to charge.
Agreed. Most folks don’t really know what open sights even look like any longer on a rifle, let alone on a pistol! I say it is sporting indeed.Both calibers, among many others, will work for hunting.
The main question is:
Is the firearm user up to the task ?
The “proper” and “best” cartridge on earth wont matter if the shooter does not have the skill. Period.