- Jan 8, 2007
If he was holstering a single-action... would he have made the life saving kill?
AzRebel":3t5vpd20 said:I agree with Yosemite Sam. It depends...on a lot of things.
One, I'm not sure too many people could shoot three 350 grain .454 Cartridges from the hip in less than one second, especially if they had to draw as well. On that issue, I doubt this guy did either. I don't doubt that it happened just as he said, but I think his time frame under stress might be off a little.
Not much is faster than a SA for an accurate first shot from the holster; the speed and accuracy of that shot, as well as additional shots depend on the shooter.
Shooting from the hip isn't the best way to save your life in a situation like that. The guy was extremely lucky. One aimed shot COULD have achieved the same result, as long as the shooter was capable of hitting a moving target under stress. Hey, some are, some aren't.
If I were in that situation, I'd probably want a DA revolver (err...can I opt for a double rifle?). If I happened to be carrying a SA revolver though, I'd certainly use it.
And I'd hope that God was watching out for me as much as He was for that guy...and I'd hope I had the same kind of luck that this guy did.
He was almighty lucky.
The guide was practiced and adept with his Alaskan, which saved his life. Had he chosen to carry a single action, I'm guessing it would have been because he was just as practiced and adept with it. Under those circumstances, the result would have been the same.