...and you can even take a 1911 out deer hunting with you!
AS I WROTE ON FACEBOOK AFTER I GOT HOME THIS EVENING:
"Back home and unpacked. Man, I'm tired after hiking those steep trails in the National Forest! But it was awesome - especially seeing that massive buck that I want to go back after!
In the photo below, I had my two classic, legendary, military grade firearms with me:
(1) Savage .308 rifle with Bushnell 3-9x40 scope, sling, and a nylon stretchy cartridge holder, with four 165gr Ballistic Tip rounds.
And as a backup, just in case (better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!)
(2) Rock Island Armory 1911-A1 .45 ACP with a loaded magazine of Remington Golden Saber 230gr JHP.
I had my handgun holstered on my heavy duty belt, just in case I saw a black bear, a wild boar, Lord knows what - Zombie Apocalypse? - In the event I might need something for extreme close range.
ALWAYS BE PREPARED!"