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#5687571 - 04/06/15 09:04 PM What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch
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Thinking of getting either a .40 or 9MM in either the S&W M&P or Springfield XDM. Would primarily use the sidearm as poisonous snake protection or to put down wounded animal. Was wondering what caliber and brand most on here carry and why they like what they carry? Thanks.

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#5687576 - 04/06/15 09:05 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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I don't carry one since I always have my .22 mag rifle and .223 with me.
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#5687603 - 04/06/15 09:19 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: stxranchman]
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I already have my deer and hog rifle with me. Carrying a sidearm too just means more stuff to keep track of.
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#5687616 - 04/06/15 09:24 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Old High Standard double 9, 6" barrel in 22 cal, always loaded with hollow points. All I've ever needed as a back up for wounded animals except for a few times my 30/30 was the go to tracking gun, 22 was still on the hip. Have finished off deer, pigs, bobcat, popped truck loads of rabbits, snakes, whatever. In the last 20 yrs have shot 99 percent of my trapped pigs with it. Have buddies that carry big side arms and can't hit squat when it's time to seal the deal. I love my HS 22. If I'm going hunting with a pistol I take my 357 mag.

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#5687621 - 04/06/15 09:26 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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I have a Springfield XD in 40 cal that I shoot well, but it stays at home when I'm hunting.

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#5687628 - 04/06/15 09:27 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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#5687630 - 04/06/15 09:29 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot


Looks like a stubnosed single shot derringer to me Nav............
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#5687635 - 04/06/15 09:31 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Ya gotta hole in your pants Nav.
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#5687647 - 04/06/15 09:39 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: Navasot


Looks like a stubnosed single shot derringer to me Nav............


Yezzir that ole dog ull hunt
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#5687666 - 04/06/15 09:48 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: BuckRage]
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Originally Posted By: BuckRage
Ya gotta hole in your pants Nav.


Buck you know what.... Well yeah that's true
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#5687667 - 04/06/15 09:48 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Are those skinny jeans Nav?

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#5687670 - 04/06/15 09:50 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: skinnerback]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Are those skinny jeans Nav?


No those are from HS... They are shrinking
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#5687671 - 04/06/15 09:50 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Please don't tell me while you're at work you are jamming "Save a horse, ride a cowboy". grin

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#5687675 - 04/06/15 09:51 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Are those skinny jeans Nav?


No those are from HS... They are shrinking


Oh, OK. It happens bang

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#5687686 - 04/06/15 09:57 PM Re: What kind of sidearm do you carry on ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Haha
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