Sidearm

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by Cat_Catcher29, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Cat_Catcher29

    Cat_Catcher29 New Member

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    whats a good pistol to have while fishing and hunting (alot of hogs on the lease)
    or what do yall have
    imput apperciated :smile2:
     
  2. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    A glock is a nice sidearm, a little pricey but they will stand the test of time, I have a buddy at work who got to tour the factory and they reccomend changing the barrel at 1,000,000 rounds that right one million! They are a smooth shooting pistol, easy to disassemble and clean, and very reliable, they make them in various calibers up to .45 I believe.

    Aaron

    TA2D
     

  3. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Wolfman is right, the .357 is the smallest I'd go if your concerned about the Hogs. The snakes isnt as much a problem, as in my opinon any caliber will work, espically if using CCI's Bird/Snake shot. The .38 +P's could maybe work, but if you were going to go that rpute, you might as well go w/ the .357, so you can shoot both .357 & .38's. I also agree on the .45 in autos. I guess you could maybe get by w/ a .40, but I'd still rather have that large slower moving more knockdown power of a .45 for hogs.
     
  4. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    I'd go with the 45. We ran into one of those wild hawgs at Ft. Sill training with the Army, and it ran one of the Army specialists up a tree. Of course there was an Army training supervisor near by with a shotgun for just that situation, and took care of it. :smile2:

    Glocks are nice, but I would go with a Kimber.

    SudDawg
     
  5. KWSMITH

    KWSMITH New Member

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    Have always had good luck with a .45 will take care of most anything.
     
  6. smith06

    smith06 New Member

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    A ruger Blackhawk .44 mag. Single action so ya aint gotta worry about it jammin' up. and .44 mag will do the trick on anything with a heartbeat.
     
  7. Cat_Catcher29

    Cat_Catcher29 New Member

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    hmm thanks for the imput much apperciated :lol:
     
  8. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    My boss was hog hunting and the dogs cought up with the hog and the boss went into the brush where they were and the hog charged him.He had a long gun on a sling on his back but there was no way to use it in time so he pulled his 45 acp and droped the hog in his tracks with one head shot.The hogs snout was less than a foot from him when it hit the ground so I guess you can say a 45 acp will stop a hog.
     
  9. smith06

    smith06 New Member

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    You can also say he got a lucky shot. Hawgs have been known to still charge even after a "kill shot". A buddy of mine was hog huntin' he shot a hog once with a .30-30 the hog charged and he had to plug him 6 times with a 45 long colt before the hog dropped.
     
  10. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    I carry a 2" 357 , it's concealable and I don't like to advertise . I have russian boar in my area too , and I agree a 357 is minimum although the 357 loads I run in mine swell the case in the cylinder so much that they have to be driven out with a hammer and drift . Atleast I believe this would turn a charge .
    Thanks
    Brian
     
  11. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    i carry a airweight smith 357. hammerless. and a also have a g26 and g36 for conceal carry
     
  12. Edisto Catman

    Edisto Catman New Member

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    I carry a Springfield Armory XD .45acp when i'm fishing or hunting.
     
  13. bowfin

    bowfin New Member

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    I have A High point 45 that I take fishing 140.00 bucks why take a high dollar gun to the river.And if something happens to it give them a call and they will send it to you for free.I have put a couple of thousend rounds in mine and no trouble.
     
  14. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    I own 2 Glocks in the 45, and a .380. The .380 is mainly just loud but . aint nothing like sound of a pump shot gun to get someones attention.lol
     
  15. WOOD18

    WOOD18 New Member

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    I Like To Carry Something With Knockdown Power. A .45 Is My Duty Gun And Will Take That Sometimes When I Think There Is A Chance I Might Run Into A Hog.
    Went Hog Hunting At My Honey Hole One Night And Had My 30-30 Stalked Up On The Hogs On A Sand Bar. Emptied The Gun And Didn't Drop One. Wish I Would Have Pulled My .45.
     
  16. MattShannon

    MattShannon New Member

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    red rider, but don't shoot your eye out
     
  17. okiecop

    okiecop New Member

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    would go with a 357 if your a revolver type og guy or at-least a .40 if you like an auto. personaly i carry a s&w sigma in .40 cal.

    Most of all i just want to say that no matter what you get you can never practice enough. Also whatever choice you make make sure you are comfortable enough with the weapon to shoot it no matter what.
     
  18. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have a 40 I carry and love it. I do have a 357 that I got when my father died but have not shot are carried it since. I hope I never run into a hog I am not real sure that 40 would stop it but I have plenty of chances, I just hope I have enough time, lol
     
  19. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    You are surly right about the pump and the attention.The racking of a pump means "target and fire" to a experienced gunner.You have just given permission to fire where I come from.Don;t let the movies get you killed.It is like using tracers.You are telling your opponent,"here I is with a loaded chamber".Same for the little red light.Everything has it's pros and con's.I like revolvers for carry as you can carry a full load continuously for a lifetime and are not damaging your magazine springs like a semi auto.I also like a 6-7 1/2 inch barrel in a magnum.A short barreled 357 is going to have pretty much the same energy of the 38 rounds that I can buy or reload.The same for the 44.peewee-williams