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Old 05-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #51
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The worst thing I've run into is a big , unfriendly pit bull !



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No Glock should ever spend one second out of a 100% trigger covering holster, until someone responsible is ready to use the gun. On top of that, I always keep a trigger block safety in place on my Glock 20. It is like keeping my Glock in two holsters.

I will be the last Guy you read about with Glock leg, is my plan. I am a NRA certified instructor in pistol as well as being an NRA range safety officer and a chief range safety officer.
Your reply has nothing to do with my statement, I never questioned your "credentials", not sure what your point is.


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Your reply has nothing to do with my statement, I never questioned your "credentials", not sure what your point is.

If you were thats fine too. There have been many cases where quote un quote experts have been wrong or later proved wrong. Just because one knows how shoot and is certified to do so, does not makethem a firearm expert or an expert in ballistics.
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Your reply has nothing to do with my statement, I never questioned your "credentials", not sure what your point is.
Maybe one of us in inebriated. Not me, not last time I looked anyway. Hiccup
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I'd want something pretty powerful. For such critters, I'd carry a 44 mag.
S&W Mountain gun, or a Ruger Alaskan.
My "tree line" sidearm is an S&W 629 .44 Mag... And in the "tree line"... I don't worry about concealing it.

Were I going to hike Multnomah Falls... Or any other Portland LIBTARD destination... I might opt for my Ruger SP101 .357 Mag. 5 shots it carries/conceals easy.

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I live in Calif and hiked the pacific trail a bit never felt under gunned with 10mm but I now have a 44 trail boss if it doesn't kill it they would probably catch on fire the ball rolls down range about 8-10 ft

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Look at your hiking area, what animals are found there? Wolves (which seldom attack people) Cougars that will attack, and Coyotes? If this is your worries, carry a .32 a .380 or a 9mm as these will all take care of them up close.

If there are bear get a lot more gun. .41 or .44 mag or a 10 mm or maybe a .45

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Just a thought, but I don't carry the minimum gun I think I can get by with, because I can never be sure what the maximum threat is likely to be. But here in South Carolina, the woods are full of black bears, coyotes, feral dogs, and in some places 2-legged critters guarding their stills and their crops of "herb". Most of the time, if I see one or some, I can just avoid them. The least shy among them are the packs of feral dogs. I don't feel that a .41 mag Ruger Blackhawk is any big burden to carry. Sometimes I carry an "old model" (1996) large frame Ruger Vaquero in .45 ("Long") Colt with handloads of 255 grain semi-wadcutters loaded to 1225 fps, for good penetration. Sometimes I carry 2. I carry an extra loaded cylinder for each, and can swap cylinders much faster than trying to eject the empties and reload each chamber one at a time.
Because of the possibility of bears, I don't carry a 1911, as hollowpoints may not penetrate far enough, especially if they hit bone, and FMJ would tend to slip thru him (her) without doing sufficient damage to shut the critter down fast enough.

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Lol. How is the 10mm, penetration, sectional density, etc?
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If your allowed to OC and wild vicious animals are a threat, 454 Casull. It will take down even your occasional T-Rex.



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