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Old 10-13-2011, 11:34 PM
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Re: which side arm?

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I carry a Taurus Tracker in 44 mag. It's a 5 shot double action in stainless with a 4 inch barrel.
I carry the same pistol except blued with .250gr partition gold JHP along with a can of bear spray.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:11 AM
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Re: which side arm?

Titanium 44 mag in the mountains... 6"nickel 357 mag for hogs here at home.
Glock 45 every day all day for seven years... works wonders on pissed off pit bull dogs!
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: which side arm?

Just heard friend of friend's story of a grizzly bear attack. Apparently a .357 was enough to save their life.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:08 AM
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Just heard friend of friend's story of a grizzly bear attack. Apparently a .357 was enough to save their life.
I've heard a report of a griz killed with a .22 lr, bear had it's mouth open and the .22 went in through the roof of the bear's mouth an into the brain. I wouldn't even think to tell anyone to carry a .22 because a grizzly was killed with one.

I wouldn't carry a pistol after a bear as a first choice but I do carry a Ruger Super Redhawk .454 with a barrel cut to 5" loaded with Cor-Bon 300 gr. flat nose when I don't have a rifle with me.

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Old 10-20-2011, 01:50 AM
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Re: which side arm?

I carry a Glock 23 and trust it for any situation except for the bears you mentioned. When Bears are a possibility I carry my S&W 329 PD 44 Mag. Good bullets in the 40 cal will handle almost anything else I can think of. Living in Alaska I've seen plenty of situations where someone carried their favorite 45 ACP into bear country and have it no work out so well. The last one I remember was an XD in 45 ACP. The bear was turned after 13 or 14 rounds and then went miles before dying. Good bullets in a 44 mag or 454 that you will carry all day is just the ticket. The 460 and 500 S&W are nice for handgun hunting but too heavy and produce too much recoil for valid self defense.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:42 AM
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Re: which side arm?

Depends on how much weight & bulk I feel like carrying, & where I'll be hunting. Usually, the G27 fits the bill, sometimes I'll step up to the G20 (10mm) for some more power. If I really don't mind hauling or just want the power, I'll carry a Ruger .44 mag.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:13 AM
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Re: which side arm?

ANY highpowered ruger revolver. Those things are built to take punishment and kill. That is all I need out of a side arm.
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