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Sidearm for the Hog Hunt #5866882 08/06/15 11:43 PM
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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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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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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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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.

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Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule] #5867121 08/07/15 01:54 AM
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Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule] #5867161 08/07/15 02:23 AM
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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.

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Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule] #5867219 08/07/15 02:57 AM
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My Dan Wesson .357 mag has dropped a few.

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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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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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Usually a .40 Glock 23. If not, a 1911 S&W.

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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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Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: Schmule] #5867909 08/07/15 04:32 PM
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357 mag for me

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Re: Sidearm for the Hog Hunt [Re: hdfireman] #5868016 08/07/15 05:32 PM
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Glock 20 with 16 rounds of 10MM. I had a bad experience with a hog and my 9MM, so I went BIG!!!


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I used to carry a 9mm, but for the past few years I've been going out with a .22 pistol. I figure if a hog is capable of moving, it'll still be running away. If I shoot one and find it's still alive, the fact that I found it means it's not very mobile. A .22 to the brain is plenty to finish it off. The fact that .22 ammo is cheap(er) was a factor in that decision.


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Originally Posted By: der Teufel
I used to carry a 9mm, but for the past few years I've been going out with a .22 pistol. I figure if a hog is capable of moving, it'll still be running away. If I shoot one and find it's still alive, the fact that I found it means it's not very mobile. A .22 to the brain is plenty to finish it off. The fact that .22 ammo is cheap(er) was a factor in that decision.


^^^this^^^ I've been carrying a High Standard Double 9 22 cal as a back up for 19 yrs now. Have finished off a bunch of them with one shot from a 22 HP. I've never needed more gun for that. Now, if I'm pistol hunting pigs I carry my Dan Wesson 357 mag.

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Glock 20 with 16 rounds of 10MM. I had a bad experience with a hog and my 9MM, so I went BIG!!!


This is my go-to hog pistol too loaded with 200gr XTPs from Underwood. up

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