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#7137994 - 04/10/18 08:59 PM Is there any point in 9mm lease carry
scot Offline
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Registered: 01/17/08
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I was a long time fan of 10mm but never found a pistol I could shoot well enough so I ended up with a 9mm I shoot much better. Issue Iíve got now is I feel carrying a 9mm around doesnít give me much of a shot against a pig, assume 9mm rat shot isnít worth much? So convince me I donít need another pistol or make suggestions on what would make more sense?

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#7138006 - 04/10/18 09:20 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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Loc: Collin County, TX
I shot a pig last weekend with my 9mm. Not the best option, but it is a viable one.
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#7138009 - 04/10/18 09:30 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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9mm rat shot is more effective than you would think. Iíve killed quite a few rattlers with mine from 5-10 yards
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#7138026 - 04/10/18 10:12 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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Well my 9 holds 18 rounds. So thatís big factor compared to 8 in the 45.

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#7138029 - 04/10/18 10:14 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
Rock Rancher Offline
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Registered: 02/08/11
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Loc: San Diego or Buffalo Gap
I think you've come to the wrong place if you want to be talked out of "needing" another gun.

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#7138030 - 04/10/18 10:15 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Get some good ammo, it will be fine.
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#7138032 - 04/10/18 10:16 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: Rock Rancher]
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Originally Posted By: Rock Rancher
I think you've come to the wrong place if you want to be talked out of "needing" another gun.

roflmao

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#7138041 - 04/10/18 10:29 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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A 9 year old killed a couple pigs last year at our lease. He emptied the magazine on them and told his dad he needed more roflmao
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#7138057 - 04/10/18 11:07 PM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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I would think FMJ would be more effective on a charging hog head shot or hog headshot in general for penetration purposes.

I would just get a taurus judge. Load half 45 LC and half with birdshot for snakes.
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#7138100 - 04/11/18 05:36 AM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
RiverRider Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Loc: Wise Co.
I've killed a pig with .22LR. Wasn't a spectacular kill, but it worked. I think 9mm with a good 124 would be way better than ratshot.
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#7138113 - 04/11/18 06:06 AM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
JCB Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Couple years ago I shot a decent size Boar with my crossbow right at dark. Since light was fading fast I got out and trailed him right away. When I walked up on him he was in some dense underbrush and still very much alive. Only way out of there was the way I came in. When he got up I put 2 rounds of PDX1 from a 380 in him and it was lights out. If a 380 can do it I know a 9mm can.

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#7138134 - 04/11/18 06:41 AM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 5010
Loc: BenBrook Texas
I carry a 9mm on the lease. One mag rat shot one mag hollow point. Tried to kill a hog in a trap. Shot it 9 times in the head, kept walking. Finally it expired. Carry now FMJ instead of hollow points.
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#7138141 - 04/11/18 06:48 AM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
I would recommend a 1911 in 45 ACP or 10mm. They are both a pleasure to shoot and will certainly put the smack down on hogs.
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#7138157 - 04/11/18 07:17 AM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
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According to the interwebs, all the pistol calibers perform the same nowadays...
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#7138169 - 04/11/18 07:32 AM Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot]
Marc K Offline
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Registered: 11/02/10
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Loc: Eustace, TX
Generally, my Ruger GP-100 .357 revolver goes with me because I shoot it far better than any other gun I own. This is especially true as the distance increases. More rounds is better, but I have not needed more than six for that purpose - yet.

I'm a big believer in carrying what you are very proficient with.

Marc
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