Oh boy, this could get real heated, real fast.
What are your thoughts on using pistols, such as the venerable 1911 in .45, to hunt turkey? This hunter decided that after years of chasing gobblers with a bow and shotgun, he would switch to a 1911 Sig Sauer Nightmare. As with any kind of hunting done with a handgun, the challenge increases significantly, and there’s always a crowd of people just waiting to call you unethical or a slew of other things. The rule of thumb generally is “if you’re skilled and experienced enough to do it, then you can.”
After emptying the magazine of his 1911 (7 rounds, apparently not +1 in this case), the hunter manages to down the turkey at a distance of quite a few yards. It is likely that the fatal shot was fired before the final round, but this video is sure to draw some heat from hunters who argue that it should not take a full magazine of anything to down a turkey.
“Although I wasn’t able to call one in and get a close shot on camera like I had planned, I was able to find a bird and put a sneak on it,” ImBFishin wrote in the video’s description. “I wish I could’ve had more time to try and call one in, but with 2 kids and a FT non-hunting job, time and opportunities are tough to come by. Take what you can get and enjoy it.”
What do you think? On the other hand, there’s shooting turkey with a .410 revolver, which is a competely different game.