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Offline Brandon94955

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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #75 on: March 26, 2018, 04:36:23 PM »
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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2018, 07:59:21 PM »
10mm or .45 either on a mil-style h-harness style shoulder holster or on my packs waist belt in addition to bear spray.

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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #77 on: March 27, 2018, 09:39:18 AM »
.357 hunting, 9mm for CCW.
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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2018, 01:19:56 PM »
how are most of you carrying?  Chest rig/ holster on belt of backpack?  Im looking for options


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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2018, 01:32:24 PM »


how are most of you carrying?  Chest rig/ holster on belt of backpack?  Im looking for options

I have a holster that clips on the waist belt of my pack.

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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2018, 05:46:40 PM »
44 mag for me.  In western Montana I'd rather have some punch behind it but I'm still not sure if it's enough haha.  Anyhow since I solo hunt I'm thinking about also carrying spray so I have both🤞

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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #81 on: April 07, 2018, 10:04:02 AM »
how are most of you carrying?  Chest rig/ holster on belt of backpack?  Im looking for options

 I carry with a shoulder holster that will fit either of my pistols, I found that the hip holsters or paddle holsters get covered up from my pack waist belt making it more difficult to get to fast if needed.

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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #82 on: April 07, 2018, 12:39:32 PM »
I carry as I stated and Im not much for leg drops and hip holsters can be a pain.  I found aliengear holsters now have a pack strap mount thats similar to a chest rig but not as bulky. Looks interesting
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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2018, 07:43:42 PM »
G and F keeps dumping problem bears in the middle of my hunting area. Im looking for a new area. Lol


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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2018, 07:47:05 PM »
I've always carried a .357 snub nose, but I'm considering going to a single stack 9mm or maybe a snub nose .38.

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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2018, 10:12:12 PM »
After listening to Seal and Coach Chris Forrest on the EXO MTN podcast, I'll be purchasing 10mm.  He says you want velocity over caliber size of .45 & .40.  He said his wood block testing shows the need for velocity. He said the larger big revolvers will suffice as well.  He said from his testing he'd prefer 9mm over a .45.  Said, full jacket not hollow points.  Hardened lead is preferrable. 


After his story about Todd and the grizzly speed he referenced, I will not be putting my health and wellness security in bear spray. 
If I get charged, I'd rather dispatch the animal to heaven than give him some chilly and flare than a blurry smoke show.  I respect the approach to avoid and hide when in their territory, but I've seen Grizzly Man and know better to think I can bark up a big teddy.  You see guys fishing and photographing with them, I think that's absurd.
If you are man of faith, you also know spirits can control wild animalsI like to deal with that in bullets and the name the man upstairs.  And given my faith, in that order.  I think the man upstairs knew exactly what he meant when he said you'll do greater things than I.   



We used to carry the good old .44 S&W revolver and killed black bears no problem. 
Now backpacking and considering size and weight, I'm looking for a 10mm(despite it's size and weight).  I've gained loveyeyes for the Sig P220 Hunter. 


I've treed both cats and black bear with hounds and feel like my bark is big enough for them to reconsider their proximity.  I've actually treed a black bear using my voice without a hound.  Although, it was already on the run and I approached it in my truck:)A garbage bear; even still, they don't like the noise. He did not stay treed very long:); as they do with weak treeing and/or a couple hounds on them.  Without hounds, I'm a little less confident at night and feel better at night with my gun on standby. 


In all my years hunting, I've never lit up a panther at night without hounds. I do believe cats keep their distance, but you never know what their circumstances are and I like to be pro-active-vigilanthate to be fooled once.   


Here's the Podcast & Chris link:
http://exomountaingear.com/121/
http://www.tacticmt.com/


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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2018, 05:51:09 AM »
After listening to Seal and Coach Chris Forrest on the EXO MTN podcast, I'll be purchasing 10mm.  He says you want velocity over caliber size of .45 & .40.  He said his wood block testing shows the need for velocity. He said the larger big revolvers will suffice as well.  He said from his testing he'd prefer 9mm over a .45.  Said, full jacket not hollow points.  Hardened lead is preferrable. 


After his story about Todd and the grizzly speed he referenced, I will not be putting my health and wellness security in bear spray. 
If I get charged, I'd rather dispatch the animal to heaven than give him some chilly and flare than a blurry smoke show.  I respect the approach to avoid and hide when in their territory, but I've seen Grizzly Man and know better to think I can bark up a big teddy.  You see guys fishing and photographing with them, I think that's absurd.
If you are man of faith, you also know spirits can control wild animalsI like to deal with that in bullets and the name the man upstairs.  And given my faith, in that order.  I think the man upstairs knew exactly what he meant when he said you'll do greater things than I.   



We used to carry the good old .44 S&W revolver and killed black bears no problem. 
Now backpacking and considering size and weight, I'm looking for a 10mm(despite it's size and weight).  I've gained loveyeyes for the Sig P220 Hunter. 


I've treed both cats and black bear with hounds and feel like my bark is big enough for them to reconsider their proximity.  I've actually treed a black bear using my voice without a hound.  Although, it was already on the run and I approached it in my truck:)A garbage bear; even still, they don't like the noise. He did not stay treed very long:); as they do with weak treeing and/or a couple hounds on them.  Without hounds, I'm a little less confident at night and feel better at night with my gun on standby. 


In all my years hunting, I've never lit up a panther at night without hounds. I do believe cats keep their distance, but you never know what their circumstances are and I like to be pro-active-vigilanthate to be fooled once.   


Here's the Podcast & Chris link:
http://exomountaingear.com/121/
http://www.tacticmt.com/

I just listened to the same podcast and it reminded me of the age old question as to whether you want a heavier arrow that hits hard or if you want a faster arrow that may not carry the weight to penetrate completely. I like the idea of the 10mm, but I still wouldn't discount the .45.

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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2018, 02:56:10 PM »
I ended up buying a 10mm. Double stack. 16 round clips.....


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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #88 on: April 30, 2018, 07:39:32 PM »
Very nice. Run buffalo bore hard cast through there and youll put down anything you need in the woods. 
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Re: Who packs a pistol?
« Reply #89 on: May 02, 2018, 11:00:28 AM »
If I have pants on, I'm packing. Just a choice I made years ago. When I am hunting I carry a S&W 340PD. Ultra light .357 mag 2"bbl. I carry it on my belt or if carrying a bigger pack, the hip belt strap on the pack. It weighs in at 12 oz. empty. It is a bear to shoot with magnum loads but if you need it.... Just everyday I have a Springfield Armory XDS .45. Now grizzly country I would take the 44 mag with the heaviest cast lead bullets I could find.

 

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