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Old 01-04-2013, 04:56 AM   #41
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That's what I was talking about. You wouldn't choose to take your .38 out in the woods correct?

You may have reasons for that that people like myself don't have. Such as having larger calibers at your disposal or living in grizzly country. Then of course I'd agree.

But living in Michigan, a heavy, steel hard nosed load (assuming your gun can handle it) would be sufficient.

Just depends on your situation.
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capto56...

Go re-read my first post.

It specifically says I would not carry my .38 into the woods.

My chosen woods weapon is a Taurus Raging Bull chambered for .454 Casull. .45 Long Colts for plinking and .454 Casulls for serious work.

The .38 Special is for home and business use ONLY.

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That's what I was talking about. You wouldn't choose to take your .38 out in the woods correct?

You may have reasons for that that people like myself don't have. Such as having larger calibers at your disposal or living in grizzly country. Then of course I'd agree.

But living in Michigan, a heavy, steel hard nosed load (assuming your gun can handle it) would be sufficient.

Just depends on your situation.


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I did, twicet.

It didn't make any sense.

Please elucidate me as to your actual meaning(s)...

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I did, twicet.

It didn't make any sense.

Please elucidate me as to your actual meaning(s)...

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I basically said the same thing twice. I originally was stating that a .38 special could be sufficient in most situations. Obviously if you had a larger caliber available or lived in big bear country, then a .38 special wouldn't be a wise choice.

So I was just saying that it depends on your unique situation.
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Oh!

*Still scratching my head on that one...*

If you say so...

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Lol, I meant no harm in anything.

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I asked this ? In another thread but what do yall think of charter arms ?
I have 5 Charter Arms guns, an "Off Duty" .38, 2 "Bulldog Pug" .44's, 1 "Bulldog" .44, and 1 "Target Bulldog" .44
I sometimes carry the Bulldog in a coat pocket in the woods in cold weather. It has a 3" barrel, so is easy to keep in a deep pocket. This is where feral dogs, coyotes, and 2-legged varmints are the most likely source of trouble. In weather that allows wearing a jacket but leaving it unzipped, I sometimes carry the Target Bulldog, .44 spl with 4" barrel. Lightweight, adequate power for what it makes sense to expect. If I'm going where the wolves, black bear, etc, are, I carry a Ruger Blackhawk .41 magnum or a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum.
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I have 5 Charter Arms guns, an "Off Duty" .38, 2 "Bulldog Pug" .44's, 1 "Bulldog" .44, and 1 "Target Bulldog" .44
I sometimes carry the Bulldog in a coat pocket in the woods in cold weather. It has a 3" barrel, so is easy to keep in a deep pocket. This is where feral dogs, coyotes, and 2-legged varmints are the most likely source of trouble. In weather that allows wearing a jacket but leaving it unzipped, I sometimes carry the Target Bulldog, .44 spl with 4" barrel. Lightweight, adequate power for what it makes sense to expect. If I'm going where the wolves, black bear, etc, are, I carry a Ruger Blackhawk .41 magnum or a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum.
Have you had good luck with your charters would you say? And how long have you had them ?
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It's been mixed results. The oldest one is the Off Duty .38, bought in 1986. It is perfectly OK, reasonably accurate, pretty easy to hide. It's my "politically correct" gun, which I carry sometimes at night when I have to drive thru a bad neighborhood to go to a hardware store. If the SHTF I'll be the old geezer with an old plain-jane .38 snubbie. Helps avoid the "gun nut" with a 19-round semiauto spoiling for an excuse to use it" syndrome.
Next is a blue Bulldog Pug .44 spl with 2.5" barrel bought in 1987. It functions well, too. It has saved my hide 4 times over the 25 years. I still carry it sometimes.
Then there is a stainless Bulldog Pug, bought in 1992. It has been a problem, because the clearance between the back of the cylinder and the backstrap is too tight, and some cartridges, especially CCI Blazer's get wedged between the cylinder and the backstrap, stopping the cylinder from rotating. Not good.
4th is a Bulldog, .44 spl with 3" barrel, sort of like a "Son of Sam" commemmorative It functions perfectly well, is pretty accurate.
Last is the Target Bulldog, lightweight .44 with 4" barrel and target sights. Bought in 1988. It is pretty accurate after I learned to compensate for the barrel being rotated so the front sight is about 10 degrees cocked to the left. But it is kinda fragile, so I don't carry it much.
So, 3 out of 5 are perfectly OK, 2 have issues.

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