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Posted: 9/30/2004 2:02:03 PM EST
I'm heading up into the Rubies alone with a deer tag. Which of the following sidearms would you carry in addition to a bolt action rifle?

1) glock 20 10mm
2) SW 629 5"
3) good ol' 1911

.. just for backup vs unlikely encounter with lion/bear/snakes/etc. I'm leaning towards the Glock for the sake of reduced weight.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:04:36 PM EST
I recomend theh Glock. Powerful enough to kill a bear, still handy in a fight, should you come across a meth lab or something. I don't know if thats an issue in your area, but it is in mine.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:05:24 PM EST
Take the 629. Even if snakes are unlikely load the first two chambers with snakeshot, the remining four with 240 gr. JHP.

Better to have it and not need it, than vice-versa.

Bob
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:06:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:07:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By anachronism:
Take the 629. Even if snakes are unlikely load the first two chambers with snakeshot, the remining four with 240 gr. JHP.

Better to have it and not need it, than vice-versa.

Bob



+1

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:09:18 PM EST
If you are definately taking a "just in case" sidearm, take the wheelgun

And if you are taking it because of bears, file down the front sight


- BG
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:11:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
If you are definately taking a "just in case" sidearm, take the wheelgun

And if you are taking it because of bears, file down the front sight

- BG



As I said it would backup the 300 WSM.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:14:29 PM EST
A .50 Desert Eagle makes a good all-around small game gun ...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:15:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 2:15:37 PM EST by MT_Pockets]
I am getting too lazy to carry a side arm and rifle when I hunt and when I do get the energy to take one it is a .22LR MarkII. I go for practical because I haven't run into the tactical deer...YET.

though a man in a neighboring town was just attacked by a deer


I recomend theh Glock. Powerful enough to kill a bear, still handy in a fight, should you come across a meth lab or something. I don't know if thats an issue in your area, but it is in mine.


Geeeez Jack where in Washington do you live that the deer are making crack?

MT

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:31:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
If you are definately taking a "just in case" sidearm, take the wheelgun

And if you are taking it because of bears, file down the front sight

- BG




Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:48:46 PM EST
the 629, no ifs ands or buts...

240gr pills...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:54:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:07:55 PM EST
629, hands down.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:10:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
1911.




+1. The rifle is for deer.....
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:13:27 PM EST
G20. 15rd mags. Full Power loads.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:16:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
If you are definately taking a "just in case" sidearm, take the wheelgun

And if you are taking it because of bears, file down the front sight

- BG







+many many
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:17:50 PM EST
Ruger, S/A, 7 1/2" .44 mag for the Deer (scoped/non-scoped - hunter's choice), and a Sig, Glock, HK, 1911, etc. for a planted sidearm.... And perhaps a small hammerless .38/.357 revolver as a deep concealment weapon..... Don't forget at least three mags per semi, and at least two speedloaders for each revolver you carry with you.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:32:52 PM EST
G20 without a doubt. I'm not a Glock fan, but I am a 10mm fan.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:46:18 PM EST
G20. Why settle for anything less?


I have never understood the purpose of snakeshot. I have shot snakes with regular "bullets" and they have never had an issue with dying in a rapid manner.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:49:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
I am getting too lazy to carry a side arm and rifle when I hunt and when I do get the energy to take one it is a .22LR MarkII. I go for practical because I haven't run into the tactical deer...YET.

though a man in a neighboring town was just attacked by a deer


I recomend theh Glock. Powerful enough to kill a bear, still handy in a fight, should you come across a meth lab or something. I don't know if thats an issue in your area, but it is in mine.


Geeeez Jack where in Washington do you live that the deer are making crack?

MT




Lol, Thurston County. Lots of Meth down here.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:50:23 PM EST
Better safe than sorry take a small pack and all of them
You never know what may or may not happen

Best to be preparedhug.gif
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:56:16 PM EST
I always use my Glock 20 full of 200gr FMJ's ....
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:03:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By skid2964:
I always use my Glock 20 full of 200gr FMJ's ....



That is a very good choice, but really anything that will reliably kill a human will do. That will work on anything smaller than 300 pounds, if you put 16 rounds into it a Glock 20 might stop a griz- it will easily take care of the blackies and cougars found in all but a few small areas of the lower 48.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:04:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 4:09:05 PM EST by 03Springfield]
Depends on where and how you hunt and what kind of people you may encounter. If you backpack/hike in a considerable distance, then the pistol is nothing but weight. It you encounter a bear or some other threatening creature (four legged) your rifle is the best medicine. A handgun will not equal it's combination of power, accuracy, and probability of a good hit in a stressful situation. Just always keep it close. Also, the farther in you go, the less likely to meet troublemaking two legged creatures. People are the most realistic problem. The rifle still has the above advantages, but a handgun can be concealed and can always be with you. In this case, it is what you are most familiar with and with which you have the greatest proficiency. It really depends on how much you expect to encounter assholes. If you really do anticipate that, go somewhere else and go with friends.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:04:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 4:11:38 PM EST by Boomholzer]
In WI your limited in sidearms. I'll be packing a Super Blackhawk or a SW629.

I'd almost prefer the 1911, ballistically insuperior but I get much more range time with it. I always keep with the law.

DAMN! Deer hunting and running into a meth lab? That might call for a AR-10.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:11:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By M38:
G20 without a doubt. I'm not a Glock fan, but I am a 10mm fan.



Well, you could go with the S&W 610 then...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:14:36 PM EST
Glock 20 10mm
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:58:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
I am getting too lazy to carry a side arm and rifle when I hunt and when I do get the energy to take one it is a .22LR MarkII. I go for practical because I haven't run into the tactical deer...YET.

though a man in a neighboring town was just attacked by a deer


I recomend theh Glock. Powerful enough to kill a bear, still handy in a fight, should you come across a meth lab or something. I don't know if thats an issue in your area, but it is in mine.


Geeeez Jack where in Washington do you live that the deer are making crack?

MT




Lol, Thurston County. Lots of Meth down here.



Maybe you should hunt with an AR10 or M14. Take an extra 20 rounder already full.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:03:17 PM EST
1911 230grain
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:06:22 PM EST
Your side arm is to get you to your rifle.

So you need a handgun why?

If you can't kill a lion or tiger or paintajack with your 300 rifle, a handgun ain't gonna do you no good.

CRC
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:09:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
I am getting too lazy to carry a side arm and rifle when I hunt and when I do get the energy to take one it is a .22LR MarkII. I go for practical because I haven't run into the tactical deer...YET.

though a man in a neighboring town was just attacked by a deer


I recomend theh Glock. Powerful enough to kill a bear, still handy in a fight, should you come across a meth lab or something. I don't know if thats an issue in your area, but it is in mine.


Geeeez Jack where in Washington do you live that the deer are making crack?

MT




Lol, Thurston County. Lots of Meth down here.



Maybe you should hunt with an AR10 or M14. Take an extra 20 rounder already full.



I don't hunt here, but when out in the boonies I have a USP45f in a drop rig, to clear my jacket.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:09:59 PM EST
#3) Good 'ol 1911
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:10:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
Your side arm is to get you to your rifle.

So you need a handgun why?

If you can't kill a lion or tiger or paintajack with your 300 rifle, a handgun ain't gonna do you no good.

CRC



Because invariably you will be carged by a bear only if you are shitting, and your rifle is on the other side of the bear.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:10:56 PM EST
I take a 1911 with me everywhere I go.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:13:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Your side arm is to get you to your rifle.

So you need a handgun why?

If you can't kill a lion or tiger or paintajack with your 300 rifle, a handgun ain't gonna do you no good.

CRC



Because invariably you will be carged by a bear only if you are shitting, and your rifle is on the other side of the bear.



If there were bears in Nevada, I would agree. But they shot out the grizzly a long time ago.


And if he goes where rattlesnakes are, he will get bit before he can even unholster his gun.

CRC
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:14:35 PM EST
This year I am carrying my USP45F loaded with Remington Golden Saber 185 grain +P ammo. The ammo is legal for deer hunting here in Nebraska and would make a great choice for a back up firearm, and just in case I get my deer at dusk I will have my UTL attached to my USP45. Thanks Arvin
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:17:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Arvin:
This year I am carrying my USP45F loaded with Remington Golden Saber 185 grain +P ammo. The ammo is legal for deer hunting here in Nebraska and would make a great choice for a back up firearm, and just in case I get my deer at dusk I will have my UTL attached to my USP45. Thanks Arvin



Whats the law regarding carrying a handgun while hunting in NE? Gonna be up that way in a few weeks.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:20:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Your side arm is to get you to your rifle.

So you need a handgun why?

If you can't kill a lion or tiger or paintajack with your 300 rifle, a handgun ain't gonna do you no good.

CRC



Because invariably you will be carged by a bear only if you are shitting, and your rifle is on the other side of the bear.



If there were bears in Nevada, I would agree. But they shot out the grizzly a long time ago.


And if he goes where rattlesnakes are, he will get bit before he can even unholster his gun.

CRC



I don't know if there are bears or lions in Nevada. I expect they are in the high country. With rattlesnakes it doesnt matter, they are all about equal. I personally tend to hunt in Alaska, and up there I have a .44, although my uncle keeps talking about loaning me his G20.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:48:34 PM EST
We have black bear and lots of mountain lions in NV.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:07:38 PM EST
Use the SW.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:08:07 PM EST
10mm
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:27:13 AM EST
I have a Ruger sp101 .32 with quasi adjustable sights that often goes hunting with me. It is minute of squirrel head accurate to about 15 yards if I do my part.

This little gun with 2 speed loaders and a Surefire E2 has given me piece of mind sitting on a dressed deer waiting for the truck late at night with 'yotes yipping around more than once.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:12:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 4:13:10 AM EST by jwr6]
If there are issues with the 300's stopping power why wasn't anyone suggesting a 45-70 revolver with 530gr +P rounds? I'm reasonably sure you could even pull the bullets and reload them to a higher velocity and stay within safe limits for the single action frame.

Then again, I'd tote my ruger bearcat if I just HAD to have a handgun with me. Neat little gun.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:22:44 AM EST
If it were me (and my life), I'd carry the Glock 20.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:52:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
If it were me (and my life), I'd carry the Glock 20.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



+1

If you are factoring humans into your sidearm decision, then the 20 will cover your needs the best IMHO.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:14:10 AM EST
I carry a G20 occassionally when I deer hunt. I prefer to carry a .22LR pistol, however. I don't know if it is legal where you live to do so (game laws vary) but every time I go deer hunting I run into grouse and vice versa!

If I run into a bear (really unlikely) it will be a black bear and my .30-06 will do the talking. If people are a concern then the G20 makes a fine sidearm. It will handle just about anything that comes along. I love mine. Still, you have a rifle!

Give some thought to a .22lr

Best to you,
Cheese
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:30:02 AM EST
1911
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 8:29:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 8:33:58 AM EST by Arvin]

Whats the law regarding carrying a handgun while hunting in NE? Gonna be up that way in a few weeks.
As far as I know there is nothing against carrying a handgun while hunting. The legal minimum for hunting deer with a handgun is 400ft/lbs @ 50 yards, and the Golden Sabers I suggest hit at 446. I only plan on carrying mine as a back up. Oh and open carry is legal here. THellURider, have fun when you come up here. There isn't a whole lot to do around here except for drinking, fishing, shooting and going to strip clubs. Thanks Arvin

Edited for spelling
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 8:51:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 9:12:57 AM EST by VoodooChile]
I found this on one of the "10 ring" Threads on Glocktalk...IIRC Guy says he was using a G20 with 6" barrel and 220gr Hardcast..Of course it took multiple shots but this guy says the shoulder was broken and there are pics of pretty big holes in the Buff's heart



Link Posted: 10/1/2004 3:09:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By A2sights:
1911 230grain



+1

This is what I carry for backup while deer hunting...The hardest skinned beast we're likely to stir up around here is the wild boar, my .45 230Gr RN FMJ loaded up good and hot leave me with a warm comfortable feeling.

~Crpdeth
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 3:17:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
I found this on one of the "10 ring" Threads on Glocktalk...IIRC Guy says he was using a G20 with 6" barrel and 220gr Hardcast..Of course it took multiple shots but this guy says the shoulder was broken and there are pics of pretty big holes in the Buff's heart






When this guy walks around, does he get annoyed by the sound of his clearly-made-of-brass balls knocking against eachother?

Just curious.


- BG
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