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#5866882 - 08/06/15 06:43 PM Sidearm for the Hog Hunt
Schmule Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
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Loc: San Antonio & Williamson Count...
So I usually carry my 1911 .45 on my hip when Hog Hunting for the "just in case" he is not dead or if I walk up on another one when tracking the first down after shooting him.

I have never had to pull the sidearm but just wondering what everyone else is carries while they are hog hunting, if anything.
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#5866920 - 08/06/15 07:03 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I carry my Glock 19 loaded with FMJ ammo. I've used it before to finish several hogs that had been shot, but not dead.

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#5866923 - 08/06/15 07:05 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
ddr225 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/11
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I keep my Glock 43 on me at all times! Had to use it last weekend on a pissed off sow.

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#5866964 - 08/06/15 07:21 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
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Registered: 08/18/12
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I carry either a Ruger SSS in 32 Mag or a suppressed 22 auto. Prefer the 22 cause I can earhole em and not make much noise and it costs a nickel.


Edited by TexFlip (08/06/15 07:21 PM)

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#5867121 - 08/06/15 08:54 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
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Colt Commander 1911
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#5867153 - 08/06/15 09:19 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
Texaslawman Offline
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FNX-45-Tactical set up with RMR and white/IR light laser. That way you can pop them day night with lights or night vision all bases covers 16 rounds of .45acp and its quiet suppressed.



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#5867161 - 08/06/15 09:23 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
cyberpyrot Offline
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Registered: 07/24/13
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Loc: Houston, TX
1911 had a sounder come right at me after I shot big male. Had to fire off a few shots to ward of the sounder. There where at least 10 in the sounder a few where big scared the [censored] out of me.


Edited by cyberpyrot (08/06/15 09:24 PM)
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#5867219 - 08/06/15 09:57 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
JESmith Offline


Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: Allen, TX
My Dan Wesson .357 mag has dropped a few.

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#5867238 - 08/06/15 10:07 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: JESmith]
altez Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
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Originally Posted By: JESmith
My Dan Wesson .357 mag has dropped a few.


.357 is my choice for finishing hogs. I've had a friend try to finish a hog with a 9mm but it took him two shots point blank.

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#5867273 - 08/06/15 10:25 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: altez]
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Originally Posted By: altez
I've had a friend try to finish a hog with a 9mm but it took him two shots point blank.


If that is his carry gun it should give him something to think about....I wouldn't carry anything smaller than a .40S&W...45ACP or .357Mag are better IMHO......
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#5867305 - 08/06/15 10:45 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
IamMr2 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 130
Usually a .40 Glock 23. If not, a 1911 S&W.

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#5867309 - 08/06/15 10:50 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
friocountyhunts Offline
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Registered: 12/01/14
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Loc: Frio Town, Texas
Have finished off several wounded hogs in the brush up close with a 9mm. I have been carrying my M&P 40 but haven't had any close interactions yet.

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#5867313 - 08/06/15 10:54 PM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
Hunter-Steve Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
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Loc: Plano. TX
Suppressed Sig 1911 45 with a custom holster. I've lost too much hearing already.
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#5867423 - 08/07/15 05:48 AM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
flintknapper Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
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Loc: Deep East Texas
Commander length 1911 (13 rounds of 45 acp).
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#5867909 - 08/07/15 11:32 AM Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule]
texashunter900 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/13
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357 mag for me

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