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For those that do take a firearm with you...
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(08-28-2017, 09:06 AM)lenny flank Wrote: People who de-humanize other people, are toxic and dangerous. 

There is no place for it in a civilized society.

There is no place for lots of things in civilized society, doesn't mean they or it doesn't exist.  Plenty of people would say van dwellers have no place in a civilized society.  It's all open for interpretation.  

I forgot to answer the original question.  I've always carried a S&W Shield or Ruger LCP for personal protection.  Never expect to need either one.  .44 Ruger Redhawk if i'm in big game territory.
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
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I prefer wheel guns(revolvers) for dependability, and simplicity. 357 mag GP 100 Ruger is my favorite for the wide range of ammo available, although I preferred my 44mag Redhawk for shotshells. Choice of concealed is a Smith 29, or 60
I have an Ithica 37 12ga that I like a lot, but a Maverick( mossberg knockoff) 12 ga pump, 18" w/ lamp, topped with 2 #7 and followed by 3 -00 buck is my grab n go for bumps in the night or banging around the Jeep or tractor..
Winchester 30/30 mod 94 for nostalgia,and brush hunting, Ruger 77 in 308 if I'm serious.

Yep, old school for the old fool.
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Steve in Micco (08-28-2017)
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LennyFlank: "People who de-humanize other people, are toxic and dangerous. There is no place for it in a civilized society."

We don't have a 'civilized society'. Some like to think so, but it's a fantasy. Nothing can change a bleeding heart faster than a nasty physical attack by a vicious psychopath. It's the people who try to obstruct others from dealing with violent criminals who are toxic and dangerous. In the last 50 years, there has been an incredible increase in viciousness, not less, so the turn-the-other-cheek folks seem to be slipping.
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(08-28-2017, 12:28 PM)Steve in Micco Wrote: Anyway, getting back to my original topic...what firearm have you chosen? And why?


Personally, I am undecided.  Currently, I live in a forest teaming with wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, etc.  I own, but seldom use, two "ranch guns"---a 20 gauge Remington 870 with a heavy walnut stock & a Ruger 10/22 carbine. 

When my place sells, I will keep these, but for travel am leaning toward a mid-size revolver.
The smallest revolvers are great for CC, but I still prefer the heft/accuracy of a heavier hand gun.  I don't have any fondness for guns, but consider them necessary tools. 

My Remington is good looking & dependable, but as I am petite, it's awful heavy to lug around in the woods on its neoprene sling during months when the big cats have nests of kits in the giant redwood stumps.  So soon enough I will be shopping for a mid-weight revolver with stopping power.  Probably this will be my choice for a rig firearm.

Hope this thread stays on track.  I am looking for ideas...
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(08-28-2017, 12:28 PM)Steve in Micco Wrote: Anyway, getting back to my original topic...what firearm have you chosen? And why?

I've got half a dozen pistols.  I got my start with double action revolvers.  Carried a Ruger Security-six for several years as an armored car guard.  Being well conditioned to point gun, pull trigger, I can't deal with any handgun that:

1: Is single action.

2: Goes from double action to single action.

3: Has a manual safety.

4: Has a decocker.

I still have the Security-Six in .357 mag,  well as a Ruger Redhawk in .44 mag. Oh, and a S&W 18 in .22.

Plus a couple of Kahrs in .40 and 9mm, a Glock 35 in .40, and a Beretta 96D (DAO) in .40.

I also have a .22 conversion kit for the Glock, and I've been toying with the idea of acquiring conversion barrels in 9mm and .357 SIG for it as well.

Most of my pistols have been worked over by really good pistolsmiths, Hamilton Bowen, Fred Sadowski, Ted Yost, etc. It really spoils you with how much of an improvement they can do to a factory gun.

As for snakes and snake loads, I think I would prefer to carry one of those Bond derringers with .410 loads instead, with a regular handgun carried for other problems.

Either a .357 or hot .40 in wolf or cougar country (I like Corbon DPX  for .40) or the .44 mag in bear country, Garret or Buffalo Bore.
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Charlotte's Web (08-28-2017)
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anymore off topic post will be deleted. please stay on topic. highdesertranger
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(08-28-2017, 01:42 PM)Charlotte\s Web Wrote: Personally, I am undecided.  Currently, I live in a forest teaming with wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, etc.  I own, but seldom use, two "ranch guns"---a 20 gauge Remington 870 with a heavy walnut stock & a Ruger 10/22 carbine. 

When my place sells, I will keep these, but for travel am leaning toward a mid-size revolver.
The smallest revolvers are great for CC, but I still prefer the heft/accuracy of a heavier hand gun.  I don't have any fondness for guns, but consider them necessary tools. 

I sold guns for a few years at a Gander Mountain store and used to make recommendations all the time.

I would recommend a 4 inch barreled .357 magnum.  This should have the power you need without being excessive.  If necessary, you could load it with .38+P.  That would be the minimum I would recommend for something like a cougar.

I can tell you from experience that having the revolver Mag-Na-Ported helps considerably with the recoil.  And Pachmayer makes rubber grips from a special material that also helps a lot, they call them Decelerator grips.

Both my Security-Six and Redhawk have both the grips and the porting.  It helps a lot.

Hope this helps.
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John

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I just have a little .22 It was given to me, I can shoot it just fine, it's just wimpy. Want to get something beefier, but it's not in the top ten on the priority list.
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Seecamp .32 LWS Winchester Silvertips.

The smallest, lightest, most powerful, made in the USA,  stainless steel carry that I could find  30 years ago.

https://www.ammoland.com/2015/04/seecamp...z4r5GPkYLb
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(08-28-2017, 02:07 PM)Optimistic Paranoid Wrote: Being well conditioned to point gun, pull trigger, I can't deal with any handgun that:

1: Is single action.

2: Goes from double action to single action.

3: Has a manual safety.

4: Has a decocker.
Thanks, good to learn this forum has knowledgeable gun owners aboard. 
Not sure, yet, what single vs double action means, which indicates I've got a steep learning curve.  So far I know I want:  dependable, stopping power with ammo that is easily available (?).  I like stainless & mid length barrel, & *affordable*.  Has to be a revolver, for aesthetic/emotional reasons.  Traditional looks. 
Anything against the idea of a used revolver from a good gun shop?  What to look out for?  The nearest range is far from me, so won't be able to try anything before purchase...
Cheers, 
Charlotte
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