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    Ross Seyfried Article

    Here is an article on the 1911 by Mr. Seyfried.
    Some may find it interesting and some may not find it interesting.

    https://www.docdroid.net/udgq/june-1990-pdf
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    His series of articles on how to hit with a handgun were pure gold to me. I would like to find a way to contact him to say "thank you".

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    I always liked his articles on rifles and shotguns, too.
    Myself and friends fixed our Govt models up with Pachmayrs and Bomars and Swenson stuff back in the day and tried to shoot as well as him, haha .

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    Is Ross still around? He used to be very active in various gun magazines. I always liked his articles.
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    Ah! The good old days. Did a lot of the same. Today 30 years on you can buy a 1911 with just about all the improvements included in a production gun. Ross was and is a great writer. Highly informative.

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    I also like long triggers and flat mainspring housings on 1911's. Beavertails are nice, but I couldn't slip one on an issued 1911, while I could the flat mainspring housing. That and a set of King's Hardball sights and I was happy.

    By just adding the flat mainspring housing, I could prevent getting hammer bite that the arched "improvement" gave me.

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    You can always tell when a writer knows his subject, and Ross certainly knew his from experience.

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    Ross has been gone for a long time, he passed in the 1980's at a way too youthful age. He was an excellent writer with lots of real-world experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pressman View Post
    Ross has been gone for a long time, he passed in the 1980's at a way too youthful age. He was an excellent writer with lots of real-world experience.
    There is a 2019 article in Shooting Times by a Ross Seyfried. Where did you get your information?
    Since he and I are less than a year difference in age (I am 68) the pictures of him in this article sure look much older than if he passed away in the 1980's. He would have been in his 30's
    Was the Ruger FT Blackhawk in 44 Special out in the 1980's?
    https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/r...ley-revolvers/
    Last edited by 44MAG#1; 05-18-2021 at 12:08 AM.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    He was writing for RIFLE/HANDLOADER in the late 1990's at least. It may have been into the mid 2000's not sure.

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    The fact that no one can verify his dying is impressive.
    My guess is that he is still alive.

    He is my favorite gun writer.

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    He also wrote for Double Gun Journal too.

    Notice the date on this article and Ross in this photo. Older than in his thirties.
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    Last edited by 44MAG#1; 05-18-2021 at 08:13 AM.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    He had a very low tolerance for BS from editors, IIRC. He wrote for the double journal after and while running an Oregon Elk ranch. I really enjoyed his writings about handguns as he was one who walked the walk as well as the talk. He won a world handgunning championship in the late 70's that was held in South Africa. He stayed and worked as a Professional Hunter and guide before moving back stateside and writing.
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    Very impressive man. Cut from the same cloth as Keith & Skeeter.


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    Wish he would write again!!
    He loved them big bore revolvers,,and lbt boolits,,i remember that real vivid.

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    I sure do Miss Ross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pressman View Post
    Ross has been gone for a long time, he passed in the 1980's at a way too youthful age. He was an excellent writer with lots of real-world experience.
    Ross is very much alive and living in Kentucky. He does still write for the "Single Shot and Double Gun Journal".
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    44MAG#1, I am older than you so that's my excuse. OK, I really blew that one. But, then who am I remembering? I thought/think his name was Ross, he lived and wrote in South Africa and did pass away in the 1080's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pressman View Post
    44MAG#1, I am older than you so that's my excuse. OK, I really blew that one. But, then who am I remembering? I thought/think his name was Ross, he lived and wrote in South Africa and did pass away in the 1080's.

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    Have no idea who you are talking about. I am 68 years old. Too much evidence it isnt Ross Seyfried. The Ross Seyfried that was a friend to Elmer Keith that is.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    Pressman, maybe you’re thinking of Peter Capstick?

    Seyfried could write in such a way that someone who had no particularly interest in the topic itself would wind up being interested because of the way he wrote about it. I don’t recall reading a single dull Seyfried article.

    He was the proprietor of the Singing Wind Elk Ranch, and I remember hearing of his broil with the editor of Rifle/Handloader. A lot of writers have had that problem with editors, Charles Askins and Jack O’Connor among them. Some people become “editors” simply by following the Style Guide for the Dick and Jane children’s readers. They could make Winston Churchill sound like an illiterate moron.

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