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    Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    I'm considering the purchase of a 1911 and among all other uses I'd like to do some deer hunting with it too. Using good reloads I think this will be an interesting hunt...even though it will be at closer ranges than most firearm hunting.

    Has anyone taken a deer, wild hog, black bear, etc. with their 1911?

    Your opinions and experiences are appreciated.
    Thank you, Bowhunter57
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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    I have never been hunting a day in my life.is it legal to hunt deer with a pistol? i dont know the law when it comes to hunting,im a fisherman!!!!!! I can catch a mean flounder though but probably not with a 45

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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    Quote Originally Posted by rwcreigh
    I have never been hunting a day in my life.is it legal to hunt deer with a pistol? i dont know the law when it comes to hunting, im a fisherman!!!!!
    rwcreigh,
    Regulations vary from state to state, but YES it is legal to hunt many different game species with a handgun. It is very challenging and much like bowhunting, it is a close range affair and requires some stalking skills.

    Good hunting, Bowhunter57
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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    I would probably try it if it were a legal caliber in my state. I'll have to look into it.

    I sold my guns because the Government says they are dangerous.

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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    Depending on the state it is perfectly legal to pistol hunt deer. Last year my son in law used a S&W .460 and it worked quite well. I have a buddy that uses his .45 and I'm planning on taking my PT out as well for deer and hogs. I'll have to check to see what ammo he uses but I think he used Golden Sabers and Corbons for deer and FMJ's on hogs.
    Out in the woods in Oklahoma.

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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    i have used my 1911 on many hunts, its legal in florida, i use 230 grain jhp and most shots are within about 45 ft. deer are easier to take down, hogs require a better shot placement. its challenging and alot of fun, i hope you enjoy...

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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    Just talked to my buddy and he uses SWC on hogs. Kind of suprised me on that choice, but I have seen some of his results and they seem to work.
    Out in the woods in Oklahoma.

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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    I would not use the stock 1911 as a hunting weapon, but if you add your frame/receiver to this...

    http://www.mechtechsys.com/1911.html

    I would have no problems using it for deer sized game at closer ranges.

    One of those is on my Must Have Aftermarket Items list for my PT1911
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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    can't hunt with a pistol where I live...

    but IMO .45ACP is not the best hunting caliber. Shoud be OK for deer but I'd want something bigger for hog and esp bear.
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    Re: Anyone use their 1911 to hunt deer?

    Quote Originally Posted by TenRing
    I would not use the stock 1911 as a hunting weapon, but if you add your frame/receiver to this...

    http://www.mechtechsys.com/1911.html

    I would have no problems using it for deer sized game at closer ranges.

    One of those is on my Must Have Aftermarket Items list for my PT1911
    Quote Originally Posted by TenRing
    I would not use the stock 1911 as a hunting weapon, but if you add your frame/receiver to this...

    http://www.mechtechsys.com/1911.html

    I would have no problems using it for deer sized game at closer ranges.

    One of those is on my Must Have Aftermarket Items list for my PT1911
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