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Is there any point in 9mm lease carry #7137994
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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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I shot a pig last weekend with my 9mm. Not the best option, but it is a viable one.


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Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot] #7138009
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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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Well my 9 holds 18 rounds. So thatís big factor compared to 8 in the 45.

Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot] #7138029
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I think you've come to the wrong place if you want to be talked out of "needing" another gun.

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Get some good ammo, it will be fine.


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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.

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Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot] #7138041
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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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Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot] #7138057
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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.


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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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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Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot] #7138113
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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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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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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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According to the interwebs, all the pistol calibers perform the same nowadays...


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Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: scot] #7138169
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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.

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Originally Posted By: Marc in Bastrop
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.

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Gotta get me one of those. Haven't had the itch for another firearm for years, but that thing always catches my attention.


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well, it depends on where you hit them obviously..
behind the ear, pretty much anything will be fine

being charged by a big pissed off boar... different story
a 45 with heavy +p hardcasts is probably the most reasonable solution if you want a semi auto


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Re: Is there any point in 9mm lease carry [Re: SapperTitan] #7138249
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
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.


Iíd much much rather have 18 shots of 9mm than 3 shots of 45LC.

Load the mag in the gun with fmj or defensive rounds and get a belt mag holder and carry a mag w/ rat shot.


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Originally Posted By: wp75169
Well my 9 holds 18 rounds. So thatís big factor compared to 8 in the 45.


Maybe, but a .45 is throwing twice as much lead downrange with each shot.

Or, do what I do. Carry a Para-Ordnance P-14 in .45. 15 Rounds of 230grain counter stacked ball and hollow point.

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I carry a Glock 20 10mm with 15 or so rounds. Its a little heavy, but I've never carried anything lighter when I'm hunting or just out in the woods... so I don't mind.


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I don't carry anything on Ft Hood when out walking around. Can't.


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I used to, but cherish my hearing these days! I could always find something to shoot at, now i just beat the snakes to death with a stick or grab a suppressed rifle from the mule.

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10mm glock in a chest holster when walking around the lease. RDS and light on it makes it easy to shoot snakes at night for sure.

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I have a judge I carry when on my land. I have it loaded with defense rounds, mainly for rattlers, but wouldn't hesitate to shoot it at a pig.

But when has a pig ever charged anyone? I have been around pigs a lot and my impression is they don't want ay part of us, they just run away when I get close enough. Maybe its cuz I stink so bad?

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