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Unread 11-27-2011, 06:56 PM
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Re: which side arm?

I carry a glock 29 and use the double tap 200 gr WFNGC bullets. I dont worry about brown bears as there are extremely rare where Im at just black bears. As others have stated I'm more concerened about problem arising from the two legged animals. If I choose I can have my 15 round clip full of bullets, more is definitely better. The 10mm is a powerful round, not as powerful as the 41 as people claim but as good or better than a 357 mag and this is plenty of power for where I am at. I have heard these are gaining popularity in alaska and the Danish military sirrius patrol went to the Glock 20 because to deal with polar bears. Also Ted Nugent put down a black buffalo with a Glock 20 so they have power.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 11:42 PM
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Re: which side arm?

S&W 329PD in .44mag. This is NOT a plinking gun. But, you can carry it all day and the weight is not an issue.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: which side arm?

I either carry Sub compact Springfield XD or my FNX both in .40 S&W they both are easy to carry or in my bow hunting pack. Not to much recoil and can still put the smack down on something if I needed to.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 12:30 PM
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Here in IA we cannot carry a side arm during bow season. It's been argued in the past...but never won. If I could...I'd pry carry my Glock 19 that I carry daily.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 01:00 PM
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I pack a tit. 4'' S&W 44 w/300 in grizz. If not I have started carrying my 5 shot 357. Because my main hunting buddy has been stalked by 3 cats. One he shot at 8 yrds inID, AFTER YELLING at it and waving bow, and same year my kid was stalked by cat, and missed w/ bow, young, and cat showed up again and he shot it w/ his 22 cal pellet gun. Mom was not happy and his buddy freaked out . Just too many preditors these days, plain and simple
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Unread 02-03-2012, 11:06 PM
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Re: which side arm?

I carry a .44mag. It's a S&W 329 Night Guard, small, under 30 oz, 6 shots, and carries a thump.


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Unread 02-04-2012, 06:53 AM
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Re: which side arm?

I'm probably odd man out but I use a 1911/45. Only because it's good for 8 shots of hardball into a 4" area evey time in under 4 seconds at 15 yards. Been with me for 30 years.

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