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Semi-auto handgun 6 13.04%
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #111
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Beat me to the punch. Revolvers are not a simple as some would lead you to believe.
For sure- Tear one apart & have a look
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For sure- Tear one apart & have a look
Yea lol. I've fixed my fair share of them. The very first time I tore one apart was a nightmare, I for sure didn't know what I was getting into. :-D
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Why take just one? Carry a Super Redhawk, a Model 29, a Mossberg 500 pump, and an M1 Garand. Learn to shoot all 4 simultaneously (2 hands, 2 big toes).

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Why take just one? Carry a Super Redhawk, a Model 29, a Mossberg 500 pump, and an M1 Garand. Learn to shoot all 4 simultaneously (2 hands, 2 big toes).

I've tried this...it's harder than it sounds.
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This..........
I really hope that those are fake legs set up below a game camera.........preferably with a guy watching through a scope on something in a caliber that starts with a .4.
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If I were going to walk into bear country, I would not grab my .44 mag, I would grab my pair of Glock 20's.

Greenland issues Glock 20's to their game and parks patrol officers, in case a polar bear gets between them and their vehicle.

6 rounds of .44 mag or 15 rounds of 10mm? I am going with 10mm. Plus 5 mag extensions gets you 20 rounds. That would seem the way to go for a sidearm in bear country.

Glocks also are not terribly bothered by rain, snow, sand, mud, rust etc. A Glock pack weight would be less than a all steel gun, a plus.

However, this is the safest way to treck in the woods, make sure you are seen and heard from far away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Pv4c4Qz9w

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:cough: AR :cough: cuz it's purty
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Hmm, For me, If i'm hiking in a dangerous place, this is my loadout.

For Revolver: .44 Magnum? or .380
For Semi - .45ACP.

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If I were going to walk into bear country, I would not grab my .44 mag, I would grab my pair of Glock 20's.

Greenland issues Glock 20's to their game and parks patrol officers, in case a polar bear gets between them and their vehicle.

6 rounds of .44 mag or 15 rounds of 10mm? I am going with 10mm. Plus 5 mag extensions gets you 20 rounds. That would seem the way to go for a sidearm in bear country.

Glocks also are not terribly bothered by rain, snow, sand, mud, rust etc. A Glock pack weight would be less than a all steel gun, a plus.


Not me, I would rather I have a fighting chance than just throw in the towel. So i will take a 44 magnum, loaded with hard-cast lead 300 grain bullets with as much meplate that was ever made for in that round.
Im work in the outdoors and know bears only charge at you in open country from several hundred yards away only because they have terrible eyesight, and think you are easy prey. So having 20 rounds isn't going to do me squat when one comes charging at me through thick dense alders or willow patches and I only have a few seconds to react. Then knowing a heavier grain bullet that can penetrate into a bears vitals and not just stop in their thick hide and fat layer will be more comforting than having a 10mm and counting on luck shots in the ear to its brain, etc, to save me.

Greenland only may issue 10mms because they don't make 475 linebaughs in an auto format. A polar bear is the largest type of bear on earth, and a handgun designed for people just doesn't cut it when your life is on the line with something that is above you in the food chain.
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