This is a discussion on Whatever happened to Ross Seyfried? within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I used to love reading his articles in Guns & Ammo back in the eighties. Also, and I could be wrong on this...wasnt there some ...
I used to love reading his articles in Guns & Ammo back in the eighties. Also, and I could be wrong on this...wasnt there some sort of incident or controversy or something that happened to/with him years ago? Did he get into a riff with someone or something? Seems like I remember something happening with him.
Anyway..Im just wondering about him, havent seen or heard anything on him for many years now.
I've shot with Ross while shooting IPSC in Co. in the early 80's. Those were the days when IPSC was really practical pistol craft W/O all the fancy sights and weird accouterments.
I'll never forget a man vs. man shoot called from the loud speaker with about 200 spectators. They called my name and Ross. My heart sank. Obviously, Ross won that event. Just the mention of his name psyched me out. I also watched him demonstrate an," El-Presidente" Fastest and most accurate shooting I've ever seen. A great man,humble about his accomplishments and willing to spend the time to help newbies. Good to hear he's still in the game.
Agree on the G&A articles from the '80's; especially his treatment of big bore 5 shooters. Shortly before he started with the Linebaugh and then Bowen guns, I had swapped for my first .44 mag. After all the hype about the .44's recoil, etc, it was a bit of a disappointment to shoot. As I recall, G&A did a review of the .454 Casull, which sounded more like what I had expected from the .44. It seemed like I had no sooner managed to negotiate an exchange of some old car parts for a new FA .454, than Ross Seyfried got on his "5-shooter Bisley with LBT bullets" kick. I'd still like to have a stainless 5-1/2" Bisley in .475 but it seems there's always something more pressing. Anyway, I credit (blame?) Ross for leading me down that path. And for those of you not yet familiar with the concept of long, heavy cast bullets with big flat noses, check out http://lbtmoulds.com/index.shtml
Knowing Mr. Seyfried only from his writings, I was a bit surprised at the description of him as "humble about his accomplishments"; on the other hand, I'd certaknly have to defer to the opinion of someone who knows him personally.
I've always enjoyed his articles and it's good to know he's still around.
I've run sub 5 second El Prez's, using standard gear, Ross ran them in about 6 seconds flat, but got better hits. To me, it's combat and I'll take a "mere" gut hit, 1/4 second faster, over a nice chest hit, 1/4 second slower! :-) I do, however, favor ammo that is a lot more effective than .45 military ball or lrn.