Single Six

First blood.

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I hit these on the run at 50 yds with my old Colt 1911. HA!

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Shooting squeeks with handguns is a lot of fun and a challenge. Cheap ball ammo puts a big enough hole to stop them dead. A great way to keep your handgun skills up and to add some variety to squeek shooting.

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Love that 1911 varmint kill. We are all celebrating the 100th birthday of the 1911. Do you think that John Browning would have ever thought that he was presenting a very lethal solution for little diggers 100 years ago? :good: Nice shooting.

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Thanks. It was a ball. Gotta find some more "towns".And yeah, shooting the handgun is fun and I think useful training too. Sneaking around corners, etc. and trying to get them before they "get" you.

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I always thought a 17hmr revolver with a 6 to 7 inch barrel would be fun to use for those close dumb ones.keep on shooting and post some more kill pics.With camera glasses I bet you could make some cool videos.

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I might look into the glasses. I thought about .17, but it doesn't really make sense when I already have .22 mag/.22lr convertible....and .357, haha! I got one with it, but it was in the bush, fell down the hill, couldn't get a pic.

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15 paces today, only one I got. Not many out yet, still early in the season. A scope goes a long way hunting these guys, they're tiny...

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Took my wife out for some personal defense practice the other day...I happened to see this one scurry up the hill, could just barely see him. I kinda half-heardedly aimed and squeezed on off. Big ole .'45 poof of dust....and I saw him tumbling down the hill...no way! I paced it off over to the base of the hill, 80 paces, believe it or not. Lucky shot!

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not to lucky for the squirrel.!

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Kool pics! Kool guns! Nice shootin!

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Hey guys thanks for the compliments. I put a scope back on the six, need to go sight it in and get some more exercise climbing and crawling around the river bottom.

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Single Six,

Congrats on that handgun shooting!

I might look into the glasses. I thought about .17, but it doesn't really make sense when I already have .22 mag/.22lr convertible....and .357, haha! I got one with it, but it was in the bush, fell down the hill, couldn't get a pic.

My thoughts are that a 17 always makes sense for G Squirrels and such. However, when you shoot 17 HMR from a revolver it is miserable loud for a little rimfire. Fun but loud.

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Nothing like a good ol -1911 I carried my "cocked an locked" 25 years before my dept made everyone standardize and switch to a Glock 40. Cant even guess the number of times people would come up to me and say Officer, do you know your gun is cocked? I was really attached to that gun, and I actually even put my Utah deer down with it that suddenly came to life after dropping like a wet rag after I shot him with my 308. Due to technically being on the wrong side of a fence, I elected to retrieve him without carrying my rifle. When he came back to life, he ran about 40 yards and then stopped turning to look at me. Although I aimed right between those peepers, I hit him in the Adams apple and the lights went out for good. I'm always with a sidearm in the Mts whether hunting, fishing or even camping.

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