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#6518273 - 10/30/16 11:01 AM Handgun while hunting
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So I am getting to the point where I want a handgun with me while hunting. Mostly for hogs and what not


I am debating between a 10mm glock 20/40 or a rosssi ranch hand in like 44mag

Rossi is harder to carry but far more powerful. Right now I am leaning towards the glock 20 as it the smallest and easy to carry

Any other handguns to consider?

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#6518284 - 10/30/16 11:13 AM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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Either will be fine, but I don't know why people are so afraid of hogs. Unless you corner them, they are running away from you if you jump a sounder. And they are very likely to be running away before you even get close to them. The only animals I'm worried about out there is snakes.
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#6518286 - 10/30/16 11:15 AM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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I carry a Glock 21 with a TLR weapons light.

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#6518291 - 10/30/16 11:16 AM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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Truth be told it's more offensive for hogs. I am not afraid of them attackinng as much

I would use it on snakes too

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#6518295 - 10/30/16 11:17 AM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
beatarmy Offline
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4" or 6" .357.

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#6518307 - 10/30/16 11:24 AM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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I just bought a Ruger LCR in .22 LR to carry with me mainly for snakes. Snubbies are so easy to carry I would go that route, JMO.
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#6518385 - 10/30/16 12:47 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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I think that Glock 10 mm is a good plan. If money were no object, I'd love to have a 1911 in 10 mm, just because I'm a 1911 fan. I've thought about a Glock 10mm myself because they're more affordable, certainly reliable, and I "need" at least one 10mm. grin
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#6518395 - 10/30/16 12:54 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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I take my short barreled Ruger Blackhawk with .44 Special snake loads, Heavy cast bullets for close in Deer, etc..

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#6518426 - 10/30/16 01:12 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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I carry a 1911 in 38 Super anytime I am hunting. My son carries a G19. The biggest issue is carrying the extra weight around on your belt all day, especially if you are stalking and walking several miles. We solved that issue to a large extent by purchasing thigh holsters. They put the weight lower and also are easier on the pistol when you decide to sit down on a rock pile. I have also used a chest holster but I don't like it as well. I'm not so much concerned about being attacked by whatever I'm hunting as I am about the people who frequent the woods nowadays. You never know who are are going to run into out there.

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#6518427 - 10/30/16 01:12 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I think that Glock 10 mm is a good plan. If money were no object, I'd love to have a 1911 in 10 mm, just because I'm a 1911 fan. I've thought about a Glock 10mm myself because they're more affordable, certainly reliable, and I "need" at least one 10mm. grin


The price is one if the selling points of the glock. I am
Not a glock fan at all. Personnly I would look at the sig 220 if money was no object

Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
I take my short barreled Ruger Blackhawk with .44 Special snake loads, Heavy cast bullets for close in Deer, etc..

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Not sure how short barrel that is...

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#6518437 - 10/30/16 01:19 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Carry 45 in shoulder holster, when setting in chair in blind it don't restrict you. Sometimes the 9.

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#6518481 - 10/30/16 01:59 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
Buzzsaw Offline
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4-5/8 barrel, does look longer in the picture

I usually have in a holster and throw it in my back pack. Its not my primary weapon when I'm hunting.

I like the thigh holster idea though.
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#6518508 - 10/30/16 02:38 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
Bigfoot Offline
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I carry a 45 for conceal carry and that is just fine for a hunting backup. Its for people not hogs but I would like to be able to shoot a hog with the pistol this year. That means sneaking up close.
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#6518571 - 10/30/16 03:47 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
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Loc: Arlington, Texas
Love my G20.

With tru glo sights and box of ammo, ..it's certainly not cheap.

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#6518839 - 10/30/16 07:19 PM Re: Handgun while hunting [Re: Cleric]
HandyMan91 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/16
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Loc: stephenville texas
another vote for .357, cheaper to shoot than 10mm or 44, and they also have shot shells available for snakes.

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