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#5722831 - 04/29/15 09:00 PM What's a good hunting sidearm?
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Well my place is covered in hogs and I've got some good size cat prints showing up also so I'm thinking I wouldn't mind a pistol to carry while out there. I've shot plenty and I'm thinking a plastic gun would be ideal over a 1911. I'm leaning towards a 40, 45, or 10mm but would consider revolvers too. What's my best option? I'm also not brand loyal but I seem to shoot glock better than most that I've tried. Wouldn't mind an xdm to try either.

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#5722866 - 04/29/15 09:15 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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Anything in a full size frame in the calibers you listed would do fine.
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#5722900 - 04/29/15 09:34 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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I purchased a Sig Sauer p320 in .40 last spring and that thing drives tacks at 20yds. The P320 is a modular platform as well so you can change calibers relatively cheap if you choose to do so. I think they offer it in .380, .357 SIG, .40 and .45 Not overly pricey either.
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#5722930 - 04/29/15 09:51 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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Fn five seven

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#5722937 - 04/29/15 09:54 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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I carry the FN FNX 45. It is a shooter plus I like the 15+1 capacity
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#5722940 - 04/29/15 09:56 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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Full size Glock in 10mm and make sure your get real full power 10mm loads. up
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#5722961 - 04/29/15 10:14 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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Any handgun you can shoot accurately under stress would work.
A DA/SA revolver in .38 or .357is alway a good choice Just point and pull the trigger.
For a semi auto handgun a 9mm with the right ammunition would work. A good balance of recoil and energy to dissuade a pig or big bobcat. A 40 S&W or 10mm would have more power and also more recoil.
Glock, SIG & S&W are extremely reliable and can be had in just about any size and caliber that can help balance their shootablity with their ease of carrying.
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#5722986 - 04/29/15 10:33 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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^^ What you shoot comfortably is what you'll shoot reliably. I will say that both my kids can handle my .40 with no issues. But then again, I grow em big. I've got a 6'7" 17 yr old and a 6' 13 yr old. They're the poster children for MiracleGro.

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#5722994 - 04/29/15 10:39 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: KRoyal]
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Full size Glock in 10mm and make sure your get real full power 10mm loads. up

This is what I use!
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#5723002 - 04/29/15 10:47 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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.357 or .44 wheel gun.
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#5723021 - 04/29/15 11:06 PM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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10mm revolver stuffed with some of Buffalo Bores heavy stuff.

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#5723089 - 04/30/15 05:42 AM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: KRoyal]
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Full size Glock in 10mm and make sure your get real full power 10mm loads. up


put my vote down as the same as this guy!

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#5723130 - 04/30/15 06:34 AM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
.357 or .44 wheel gun.


Redhawk 4.2" 44 Mag

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#5723131 - 04/30/15 06:34 AM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
jdk1985 Offline
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But I X2 (or how ever many it is at this point) the comment on, carry whatever you shoot well

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#5723133 - 04/30/15 06:39 AM Re: What's a good hunting sidearm? [Re: jhenderson]
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What's the recoil like in a 10mm? I've typically shot 40 in a glock 23 and comfortable with that. Only 45's I've shot were 1911 and that's an entirely different comparison.

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