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Old 05-16-2014, 09:09 AM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

I agree with the above. Any semi auto with large capacity magazines would do well.
I personally carry either a glock 27 or a S & W MP in 40 cal. Both are compact and can spit out rounds quickly. The 40 may be a bit much for some gals but the glock is what my wife carries and she does really good with it although after about 30 rounds or so, she gets sore in the hands.

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Old 05-18-2014, 12:23 AM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

I know of a guy that had wolves come in way too close while on horse back several years ago. Most likely out of curiosity of the dog. I also know of two wolves that were killed locally this past fall that allegedly came into a hunting camp during the day.
I pack a 686 plus 357 mostly for bear, but several times I have seen wolves that disappear before a guy can skin a rifle out of a scabbard!
Just always remember that a semi auto will leave brass in the area of engagement most likely with your finger prints on them. That said I also really love my Glock 23 40sw
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:18 AM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

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Just always remember that a semi auto will leave brass in the area of engagement most likely with your finger prints on them.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:14 AM
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You have to watch out for 'em Montana guys, they sneak up on you then BAM!
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:56 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

A defender shotgun with buck shot would work just fine too.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

The 40 S+W. Is really quite a round. I know of black bears that have been cleanly killed with a few well placed shots from them. Bears in the 6 1/2' square size. I heard of a guy that killed a moose with a 40. Clean kill.
Around here we have wolves, but they keep themselves real scarce. Total target of opportunity . The bears here where we live tend to be small and mostly timid. Both grizzly and black bear. But cow moose are the biggest thing I worry about when my wife goes for a walk.
She currently packs a single stack 9 . LC9
I plan to upgrade here to an XD9 3" . Then an XD40. .
The brass on the ground is a problem but its better than here getting mauled.
And in Alaska women have been killed by wolves.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:26 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

If any of y'all s women like to walk or run listening to an mp3 player you should destroy the thing. Those are a cause of women being too close to wild life.

Putting a light and laser on a compact combat pistol is IMO one of the best things you can do. Summer/ winter. Day/ night. As long as she has the gun on her she should be able to see and hit the threat. You can always make what ever type holster, purse, fanny pack ect that she likes.
Nice thing about a 9 is most women can shoot them well.
But what ever the gun is. Its useless if she doesn't have it on her. So it needs to be something she likes and can hit with.
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