What would be a good side arm in a boat?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by devildg03, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. devildg03

    devildg03 New Member

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    About to buy a boat and wanted to look into which pistol would be good on a boat thinking that there is a chance of the weapon getting wet?
     

  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you're boating near Somalia this may be what you need!

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    Watch out for them Somali Skinnies!! :eek::eek:
     
  3. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    A revolver. A S&W 627, 8 shot .357 magnum.
     
  4. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Anything is Stainless Steel or a Polymer/Stainless combo.

    Personally I see no reason for a pistol if it's for boat carry and would go with a SS/Synthetic 12 Gauge Shot Gun like a Mossberg Mariner or similar.

    Nothing ends an argument like a 12 Gauge!

    Tack
     
  5. linuxuser3890

    linuxuser3890 New Member

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    Hipoint because you know as well as I do that if you take an expensive pistol out there it will be at the bottom in no time.

    Plus I've heard that they make great anchors.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i would also suggest the Hi Point because of it's price. i would rather see a less than $200 Hi Point sink to the bottom of a lake than a very expensive pistol. spray it with a good gun oil and keep it in a zip lock bag for protection.
     
  7. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    All this talk reminds me of that tragic FTF boating accident...oh the agony of all that hardware going to the bottom...:(
     
  8. GLOCKMASTER

    GLOCKMASTER New Member

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    Glock or the sig navy model.
     
  9. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    When i'm on a boat i usually carry my beretta 92fs, leashed to my belt just in case it should drop.
     
  10. devildg03

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  11. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    If you're just taking the pistol out on day trips and not living on the boat or doing long cruises, most any quality pistol will do. Sig, Berretta, Glock or a quality 1911 would all work even if they got dunked. The key is to clean them when you get home, especially if you boat on saltwater. Also decent Smith & Wesson revolvers or Rugers.

    What do you want it for, gators, snakes, sharks, or bad guys?

    My grandfather would take out an old Mauser rifle in the ocean, or if he was running in rivers he took the rifle or a single shot shotgun.

    Some of the guys down here in S.E. Georgia will keep a .44 revolver or a cheap rifle in the boat in case they see hogs on the river banks.
     
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  12. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    Glock. you could tape a Glock to the armpit of a gorilla in the summer and it wouldn't rust.
     
  13. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    A sad day for the FTF community. I guess there is something to be said for ice fishing after all.
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Would the ammo still fire if it were dunked?
     
  15. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah. Not really an issue with modern ammunition. The real concern would be whether or not the gun would pop if you forget to break the seal from the water in it.
     
  16. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Is there a specific purpose for the gun or just self defense?
     
  17. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    A harpoon gun, duh
     
  18. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Most modern ammo will survive getting wet. Some can be soaked for awhile. I forgot to remove a speed strip full of Gold Dot ammo from my pocket before washing my pants. I removed these rounds from my carry stash and used tehm the next time I was practicing. They all worked and hit to point of aim.
     
  19. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Me too- Who cares if it melts? :p