What Side Arm do you carry?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by theEMP, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. theEMP

    theEMP Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully I am putting this in the correct category. What side arms do ya'll carry when in the back country or do you consider your rifle to be enough? I'm looking at picking one up and any advise and experience would be great! thanks.
     
  2. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Smith&Wesson 44mag. revolver,4" barrel, and bear spray.:D
     

  3. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    It depends what is in your backcountry. I carry a P229 in 40SW when bowhunting in MI, but we don't have any Grizzlies. Some little black bears and wolves are about the worst wild critters we run into, but in all reality the 4 day/year drunken territorial on public land A-hole moronic "hunters" are probably more of a real threat. Like always, a few idiots cast us all in a bad light . . .

    If I'm in Grizz country, I'd be packin at least a 44mag. Oh, and bear spray too :D
     
  4. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I carry my 44 lite in grizz area,when not and say horn hunting I have a small 5 shot 3'' S&W 357 that I like,usually a friend with spray also
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Glock 19 with one of those super evil "high capacity 15 round, mag, clips!". The kind that thinks for its self, all I have to do it get it there.
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  6. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Springfield 1911A1 45 should stop just about anything
     
  7. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the location and type of hunt. On the border Glock 19 or S&W Scandium 357. Weight matters. Normal Elk or Black Bear country normally the 357. I have traveled a lot and normally just take the rifle.
     
  8. bronco

    bronco Well-Known Member

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    Freedom Arms 83 in 454 Casull.

    It wore a 4.75" barrel for years. I just had it rebarreled to 6", for a little more control-ability, now that I have started to hunt with it (on occasion) as my primary.

    Shoots like dream. In fact I took a black bear with it in WA two years ago at 15 yards.

    I carry it in a Diamond D Guide's Choice Shoulder Holster. Money well spent for guys that want to carry a full sized side arm.
     
  9. Ethan21

    Ethan21 Well-Known Member

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    Remington R1 Enhanced Stainless 1911. 45 ACP.
     
  10. PhulesAu

    PhulesAu Well-Known Member

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    H&k .45 acp
     
  11. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    S&W SST 44 Mag...the 629 model
     
  12. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Springfield 1911A1 on pavement

    S&W 629 in the woods.
     
  13. swpc629

    swpc629 Well-Known Member

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    The same Glock 20sf 10mm I carry all the time.
     
  14. deathwobble

    deathwobble Well-Known Member

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    Taurus PT917 9mm 17rd mag
    AMT 1911 gov 45auto
    just depends on what mood Im in