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tomrich 06-07-2010 03:17 AM

reliable pistol
 
hey im new at this forum thing, i will be turning 21 soon and i was wondering what a good reliable handgun would be, perferably a semi-auto. i work on a ranch in florida, so it probably will be beaten to hell and put up with a lot of dirt mud rain and blood from hog hunting

thanks for your time

willfully armed 06-07-2010 03:40 AM

Glock or XD, take your pick.

Shihan 06-07-2010 03:44 AM

Smith and Wesson Sigma Series, will do a fine job.

tomrich 06-07-2010 03:45 AM

thanks for your help do you think hog blood will take the tennifer off a glock like it will blueing off a rifle

General-Logic 06-07-2010 03:53 AM

Glock for severe dirt and grime. I have dropped an open G21 in pancake batter mud and it sank 8 inches down. I pulled it out and shook it underwater in the creek til it had no more "dirt smoke" coming from it and it shot fine 5 minutes later. When I got home and stripped it there was mud still caked inside it.

Deadman1 06-07-2010 03:58 AM

Hard to beat Smith & Wesson. :cool:

skullcrusher 06-07-2010 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomrich (Post 296021)
thanks for your help do you think hog blood will take the tennifer off a glock like it will blueing off a rifle

Blood is corrosive. Cleaning whatever weapon you get blood on after the hunt will minimalize any damage. That is if you are hunting thinks other than 'Alien', their blood is an highly acidic. :eek:

If hunting, why not a long barrel revolver in .357 mag or larger? The long barrel increases accuracy and distance. Anything under 5" like on most semis will limit the accuracy at distances over 25 yards or so.

ScottA 06-07-2010 04:40 AM

Between Glock, Springfield XD & XDms', and Smith M&P's; any of the above would be good for the job. Go try them out and see what you like. Caliber is to each his own as well: 9mm, .40, .45. If you want it as a backup for a really pissed off hog, you might want the .45.

I prefer the Springfield myself.

tomrich 06-07-2010 04:43 AM

while a 357 is a great gun by any means i really want something that isnt too long or bulky, because i will be running through the woods. also i also want a few more shots than just 5 or 6 even though they will probably not be needed

ScottA 06-07-2010 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by tomrich (Post 296047)
while a 357 is a great gun by any means i really want something that isnt too long or bulky, because i will be running through the woods. also i also want a few more shots than just 5 or 6 even though they will probably not be needed

.357 Sig may be a possibility. Kind of expensive though.


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