texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Westex2, BigJon, NativeTexn, CockOnDaBayou, Hookem87
66804 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 102,004
bill oxner 69,031
stxranchman 55,805
SnakeWrangler 52,161
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,064
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics428,835
Posts6,453,081
Members66,804
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Sidarm while hunting hog? #4092493 03/01/13 07:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,621
H
Humannpower Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
H
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,621
About to schedule my first hog hunt in the next couple of months and I was wondering if I should take a sidearm with me or if my Savage Axis would be enough? I will also be by myself on this hunt from the looks of it.


Originally Posted By: M Bennet
Iv got hogs an can show you a good time.


Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Humannpower] #4092504 03/01/13 07:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,870
R
Ryan81 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
R
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,870
Id take it. Better to have and not need than need and not have.


"Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you." - Clay Othic
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Ryan81] #4092526 03/01/13 08:00 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 185
M
mikefinchmp Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
M
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 185
I always have mine when we are at our ranch.. you never know what is out there..

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: mikefinchmp] #4092542 03/01/13 08:09 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,615
M
Matt Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
M
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,615
Here's my story from January. I WILL NOT go out without a sidearm!!

http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._me#Post3929510

Thanks!!
Matt


The psycho nut bags have always been there. They just get better press now.
Take away their guns, they'll use knives. Take away their knives and they'll use sticks!!
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Matt] #4092548 03/01/13 08:15 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,887
N
Navasot Offline
Hollywood
Offline
Hollywood
N
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,887
Just kik um in tha face

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Navasot] #4092574 03/01/13 08:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,263
B
blackcoal Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,263
Nah, just your knife should be sufficient. But don't forget your camera because everyone will want to see photos.


The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Navasot] #4092576 03/01/13 08:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,269
G
GriffGruff78 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
G
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,269
"Wow! I sure am glad I didn't bring my sidearm on this hog hunt!"

Said no one ever...

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Navasot] #4092579 03/01/13 08:26 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 174
H
Houston Wildcat Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
H
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 174
Definitely take one. Two weeks ago we were hunting hogs in Ganado, TX and I walked up on a sow I had shot over an hour earlier. I reached down to grab her legs and she jumped up and started at me. Grab my S&W 9mm with jacketed hollow point and shot her right between the eyes.


"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."
- Clint Eastwood

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Houston Wildcat] #4092594 03/01/13 08:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,263
B
blackcoal Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,263
Like Navasot said, kick 'em in the face before you grab their legs. banana


The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: GriffGruff78] #4092701 03/01/13 09:15 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 358
W
WBYHunter Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
W
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 358
Originally Posted By: GriffGruff78
"Wow! I sure am glad I didn't bring my sidearm on this hog hunt!"

Said no one ever...


^ This

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: WBYHunter] #4092738 03/01/13 09:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 21,129
E
East Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
E
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 21,129
Originally Posted By: WBYHunter
Originally Posted By: GriffGruff78
"Wow! I sure am glad I didn't bring my sidearm on this hog hunt!"

Said no one ever...


^ This


[Linked Image]
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: East] #4093115 03/01/13 11:39 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 24,916
J
JCB Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 24,916
Take it with you. If you kill enough hogs sooner or later you will approach one that aint quite dead and will need to be finished off. Even with great shot placement they dont die as quick as a deer.

Last year I shot one with a 6.8 and he dropped right in his tracks. I walked up to him and he was still kickin but I knew he was pretty much down for the count so I grabbed him by the rear legs to drag him off but he had a bit more life left in him than I though. Had he not had a busted snare around his snout he probably would have left a pretty nasty bite on my hand. One shot to the head from my side arm ended his life.

And when it comes to blood trailing hogs in dense cover a hand gun is the only way I roll.

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: East] #4093129 03/01/13 11:43 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,073
T
target1911 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,073
^^^^^^^^^^^ all of above. I will add I NEVER go to the field without my sidearm....or anywhere else


rwhedgeart.com
"A good life is never too short"
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: target1911] #4093237 03/02/13 12:30 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
D
Deaf Smith Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
D
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
Whenever I hike at Crockett I take my S&W 629 Mountain Gun. It's a 4 inch .44 magnum loaded with 240gr SWHPs at 950 fps. Not particularly for hogs but I feel naked without a good sidearm.

But I have no doubt a good .357 would do fine.

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: GriffGruff78] #4093599 03/02/13 03:35 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 594
T
Tim9880 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
T
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 594
Originally Posted By: GriffGruff78
"Wow! I sure am glad I didn't bring my sidearm on this hog hunt!"

Said no one ever...




^Beautiful. So true.

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Tim9880] #4093679 03/02/13 04:14 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 190
FLParish Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 190
So, .44 and .357 over a .45? In that order? For sidearm carrying in the field.


2 Chronicles 7:14 -
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: FLParish] #4093781 03/02/13 05:14 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 356
X
Xman Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
X
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 356
I carry a Taurus Judge which is 410/45 Colt. My .44 Special is for the pigs I run into on the streets being stupid. Either way they are loaded with hollow points. If you can get past the #4 shot coming out first in the Judge, God help you when the 250gr HP's start flying.


Shoot ... Reload ... Shoot ... Call 911
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: FLParish] #4093798 03/02/13 05:33 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 24,916
J
JCB Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 24,916
Originally Posted By: FLParish
So, .44 and .357 over a .45? In that order? For sidearm carrying in the field.


Depends on which 45 you are talking about. I would take the 45 long colt over the 357sig or magnum any day. If you are talking about the 45 ACP then I would probably take them in the order you have listed.

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: mikefinchmp] #4094064 03/02/13 01:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 16,671
T
Texsun Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 16,671
Originally Posted By: mikefinchmp
I always have mine when we are at our ranch.. you never know what is out there..


Sig Sauer P229 Elite, P226 Elite, SP2022
S&W Model 3
Win. Model 70's: 220 Swift, 270, 30.06, 300 Win Mag, 375 H&H
Savage Model 99 250-3000
Colt 6920
Ruger 10-22
Swedish and Chilean Mausers
Browning Citori White Lightning
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Texsun] #4094108 03/02/13 02:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 190
FLParish Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 190
Good point about .45 long colt vs ACP. I was referring to the ACP.....

Judge....good idea as well...


2 Chronicles 7:14 -
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: FLParish] #4094431 03/02/13 04:41 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,472
M
MeanGreen85 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,472
Originally Posted By: FLParish
So, .44 and .357 over a .45? In that order? For sidearm carrying in the field.


I'll take my 10mm Glock 20SF over each of those any day. I like having 16 230gr. WFNGC on call without reloading.

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: MeanGreen85] #4094478 03/02/13 05:01 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,378
T
Tff caribou Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,378
i try to never walk through brush without a sidearm on my hip. and anything is better than nothing. I carry a snubby .38 on my hip when im in the woods.


The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington
Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Humannpower] #4094505 03/02/13 05:19 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 318
A
assassinator Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
A
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 318
Originally Posted By: Humannpower
should take a sidearm with me or if my Savage Axis would be enough?


It can never hurt to bring another gun. However, I never really feel the need to have one. What caliber is your Savage?

Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: assassinator] #4094571 03/02/13 06:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,621
H
Humannpower Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
H
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,621
.270


Originally Posted By: M Bennet
Iv got hogs an can show you a good time.


Re: Sidarm while hunting hog? [Re: Tff caribou] #4094576 03/02/13 06:06 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 16,321
skinnerback Offline
THF Celebrity Chef
Offline
THF Celebrity Chef
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 16,321
Originally Posted By: Savage 250
i try to never walk through brush without a sidearm on my hip. and anything is better than nothing. I carry a snubby .38 on my hip when im in the woods.


For many years all I've carried is a 22 cal 9 round revolver on my hip. This last year I started carrying a snub nose 38 instead. Still light weight but carries a weee bigger punch.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3