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countryrebel
03-10-2009, 21:01
We have a Who owns a 40 thread so I thought it would be interesting to see who packs their 40 out in the wilderness. Maybe include boating, atv, etc.

I pack my G23c in a serpa holster when I am in the outdoors usually loaded with 180 Fmj or 180 Hp. I would like to get a G27 for a secondary while hunting so my rifle doesn't hit it so much.

andersmg
03-10-2009, 21:34
I carry my 27 with me almost everywhere I go, and that includes hunting, ATV riding, and fishing and camping.

SDGlock23
03-10-2009, 21:46
I do. My G23 has went practically everywhere with me, right on my side. The size, the weight, and the capacity make it a wonderful choice. It's potent enough to take care of anything one might run into, shy of a brown bear.

HiredGun77
03-10-2009, 22:19
I carry my G23 everyday. When I carry my G20, 10mm I still carry my G23. I wear it hunting, camping, sporting events, church. You name it, I carried there. Some places I don't dare reveal on a public forum. Yes I carry it EVERYWHERE.

oneofthose
03-10-2009, 22:34
27, everywhere law will allow.

trigger45
03-11-2009, 19:09
g23, size and power are wonderful. and with groups 2" by 3" at 15, wonderful.

scoose
03-11-2009, 19:18
Had the G23 out for a hike on Tuesday :wavey:

HiredGun77
03-11-2009, 19:27
2" x 3" ? Try if from a good two point rest. Call bull if you want but I have yet to pick up a Glock (except those in 45ACP) I can't hit a 10" gong at 100 yards every single time from a good rest. (the 45ACP are very accurate at shorter ranges. I just have trouble keeping them on 100% at 100 yards) The way they lock up the sights are in the same relationship with the barrel every time. I have found then to be extremely accurate. Last weekend I had no trouble hitting small water puddles in a field below me at 250 yards as lazered with my Swarovski range finder.

trigger45
03-12-2009, 09:03
i am more of a rifle shooter so at sd ranges and with ammo prices, this is exceptable to me for the time being.

G20Mark
03-12-2009, 17:04
I have a G20 and carry it in every outdoors capacity. I have ordered a 40 conversion barrel for it so when I'm out camping or scouting and I feel like burning a little powder I will just drop in the barrel and burn some cheaper rounds. I reload so this option is great.

While hiking, hunting and scouting I carry the G20 with full house loads. I can't wait to see a cougar again.

Mark

bnkrtstk
03-12-2009, 17:30
Everywhere I go where it's legal, either a G23 or G22.

Ak.Hiker
03-13-2009, 01:20
My Glock 22 gets carried a lot in the winter and spring when out on show shoes. I load it for the field with 180 grain Speer TMJ's. Light weight and 15 rounds of .40 ammo the Glock 22 is a very good companion for the field. The performance is real close to the 38/44 S&W Outdoorsman in a lighter package with 2.5 times the ammo capacity. I have more powerful handguns but the ease of carry with the Glock makes it a top choice for me.

rsb5772
03-13-2009, 12:00
My G27 goes with me when riding out in the woods, loaded with CCI Shot Shells

jdwdrp
03-13-2009, 18:51
i carry my glock 23 just about everywear when not at work.

LEAD
03-17-2009, 11:19
I've read of someone fatally shooting a bear (don't remember black/brown/panda) with a few shots from a 23 at center mass. It was in one of the annual Glock mags

_JR_
03-17-2009, 13:25
I either carry my S&W 442 or G23 depending on the weather.

Blitzer
03-17-2009, 13:29
I used to carry my H&K P2000SK with EFMJ from Federal, police loadings.

No longer have a pistol in .40 S&W but I do carry my little 9mm Kel-Tec or full sized S&W, now that Ohio got it's various laws to agree on the statues.

dave329
03-20-2009, 19:46
I carry my 23 everywhere!
Love the gun and love the .40

G23c
03-25-2009, 08:28
G27 went with me on Spring Break with the kids. did a lot of hiking, faux-camping and canoeing.

mikesommer
03-26-2009, 11:04
i carry my glock 23 just about everywear when not at work.


Took the words out of my mouth, need to work on the boss so I never have to feel naked.

furbis41
03-26-2009, 15:51
My G27 goes with me when riding out in the woods, loaded with CCI Shot Shells


will the 27 cycle the shot shells or do you just carry the one in the chamber?

AJSully421
08-05-2009, 01:29
.40 is good enough to kill anything native to Texas... but in Idaho I would not leave the pavement without a .44 mag on my side.

We were up on the Salmon river (redfish) for a week last month, and I had my G21 with 45 super loaded up. My wife's uncles all had S&W 6" 44 mags... those were fun to shoot.

AJSully421
08-05-2009, 01:31
will the 27 cycle the shot shells or do you just carry the one in the chamber?

I don't know about .40... but all of my 9s will cycle, but feeding from the mags breaks the plastic tips about 50% of the time... I keep one in the pipe, and regular rounds in the mags.

ETA: I looked up some pics of the .40 shot shells, and they would not break if cycled, so feel free to put them in mags.

rsb5772
08-05-2009, 09:39
will the 27 cycle the shot shells or do you just carry the one in the chamber?

It works fine. I did have some problems with the 9mm shot shells in my XD though.

Hoopster
08-05-2009, 09:42
I've read of someone fatally shooting a bear (don't remember black/brown/panda) with a few shots from a 23 at center mass. It was in one of the annual Glock mags
Double Tap has some 200grain FMJ's that would probably do a number on most bears.

DHart
02-16-2010, 03:31
Among lots of options as to what to carry, my G23 with 180 gr. HSTs goes pretty much wherever I go, around town, grocery store, bank, hikes, camping, whatever.

When going into the wilderness, the G23 goes as well, but I would also carry my Delta Elite 10mm stoked with 180 gr. Hornady XTP-JHP (delayed expansion) and, if possible, a Marlin 1894 16" "Trapper" Lever Rifle chambered in .44 mag. with a 200 gr. Hornady XTP bullet.

Revvv
02-16-2010, 12:28
I carry a 22 when in the woods.

BArnett
02-16-2010, 15:18
I carry a G23 everywhere, even work. The one benefit of working for yourself.

bnkrtstk
02-16-2010, 20:00
Depening on cover weather and cover garment I carry my G23 or G22 everywhere legal which includes camping, hunting, and hiking.

trifecta
02-16-2010, 20:29
G22 and Sig229 .40 have both been hiking/backpacking with me.

DIRTYHARRYWITHAGLOCK
02-16-2010, 21:56
I hunt in South Texas several times a year and often find myself running into a group of "wets" taking a ciesta in my blind; so the ranch foreman tells me to bring a pistol and a shovel incase i have to dig a couple of "border jumpers". I bring my G35 with ghost ring sights packed with 200gr gold dots. That along with my trusty .30-06 bolt action remington 700 will do just fine....

Opie 1 Kenopie
02-18-2010, 00:31
A G27 goes with me in a Wilderness Products Safepacker when in the High Sierras and in my dirty ol' Jansport backpack when on a dirtbike in the desert. I have pulled her out covered in fine dust and shot it with zero problems. Not a surprise to anyone here.

sbrill
02-20-2010, 15:35
I carry my 23 in the woods with this: http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_26&products_id=210&osCsid=n0hl3lgjo7av13v9uu9d7qnnt6

DHart
02-20-2010, 20:03
I carry my 23 in the woods with this: http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_26&products_id=210&osCsid=n0hl3lgjo7av13v9uu9d7qnnt6

Looks like a great choice for a woods .40. Does that stuff feed and function with equal reliability as premium defense ammo?

sbrill
02-21-2010, 12:17
Looks like a great choice for a woods .40. Does that stuff feed and function with equal reliability as premium defense ammo?

I havent shot it a ton, but ive heard all good things about doubletap ammo.

countryrebel
02-21-2010, 14:36
I havent shot it a ton, but ive heard all good things about doubletap ammo.

So what you have shot, how did it feed? Any problems? Any bulges in the case after firing?

Ak.Hiker
02-21-2010, 15:34
I have tested out both the DT 200 grain FMJ as well as the 200 grain cast in my Glock 22. No problems with either load. Either one would make a good woods load depending on what you may encounter. Both will penetrate about 5 inches of spruce wood. So will the Speer and UMC 180 grain TMJ and MC loadings in the 40. The Speer load seems to be a little hotter than the UMC and very similar to the DT FMJ load.

SDGlock23
02-22-2010, 13:14
I do. Granted I don't get to get out very much, but around here, the .40 is more than enough. I use either 180gr or 200gr handloads typically using 800x. Out of a G22 800x can get 180's over 1200 and 200's over 1100fps. The .40 is quite nice to pack around, it's light, reliable, accurate and potent. The G23 averages about 40fps slower than the G22.

HiredGun77
02-22-2010, 16:42
With your loads you pretty much have medium 357Mag power and a whole lot more of it. Very impressed.

DRT
02-22-2010, 20:12
I carry my G27 everywhere around home. My G35 goes with me to my property, woods, etc...along with one of my AR15s.

model_19
03-17-2010, 16:58
When hiking, i always carried my Smith 325pd;
it's a super light Scandium 45 auto, though a wheel gun.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1600/682422/22198215/383067202.jpg
Because it loads with moon clips, I'm able to load snake shot on one, JHP in another, and some 250gr. Hard cast lead reloads on yet one more. A simple double speed loader case allows me 4 loaded six-shot moons, with another in the gun. the snake shot is truly a great thing, and I have dispatched many copperhead [I hate snakes]with one shot. This has been my hiking choice for something like 3 years now......
till I just got a G23.
I am thinking that this summer's gun will be the G23, loaded with 180 FMJ would do the trick for the wilds of NH. Figger carry would be a simple Don Hume JIT, or the hide-a-holster of the Maxpedition I carry hiking.
I've also wondered about feed issues with the plastic capped snakeshot in a Glock...or any auto for that matter. Is feed an issue with these in autos? The balance and feel of the G23 make it a top pick, as does it's accuracy, but I'd sure like the option of a mag of snakeshot that feeds...:dunno:

BurkGlocker
03-17-2010, 17:37
G27 goes everywhere with me in a Don Hume IWB holster. G22 could go to, but in a Fobus GL2 holster. I love the .40 cal... the G27 loaded up with 165 gr Ranger 'T's and the G22 loaded up with 180 gr HSTs...

BG :patriot:

voyager4520
03-21-2010, 02:12
I now have a G27 for city carry, but I'll still carry my G23 in the mountains in San Isabel National Forest. I'm confident with it against anything but a bear(we don't *officially* have grizzlies). Against a bear I'd be sprayin and prayin, though as accurately as I could.

Laramie In MT
03-28-2010, 11:49
G22 is my EDC so while hiking, doing photography or on the atv, the g22 is on my hip. I love it.

Ak.Hiker
03-28-2010, 23:00
G22 is my EDC so while hiking, doing photography or on the atv, the g22 is on my hip. I love it.

What load do you carry in the Glock 22 when out in the field?

DWARREN123
03-29-2010, 02:31
I carry a G22 or G23 everywhere I can. Love the 40 S&W.

margo
08-10-2010, 22:30
I just got a serpa holster for my 23 today! I would really like to carry my gp100 in the woods but the thing is so dang heavy . . . that I prefer my g23.

I won this gun at a glock shoot, I didn't think I wanted a 40. After I got it I sold my G21!

I don't understand how the 40 fell in popularity. It's a tad snappier than the 9 but not noticable after you shoot it a few times. I can shoot my G26 more accurately than my 23 (that's the gun I used to win it with!) but again, not that noticable unless it's a shooting match. I find it hard to believe the claims that the 9 is a ballistic equal to the 40, it's plain to see the 40 leaves a bigger hole, if nothing else.

I'm not a large person and the G21 was too big for me to comforably carry. It was also a handful, but it didn't seem to affect my ability to shoot accurately with it. I probably should have kept it but I can't say as I really miss it, esp since I have my gp100. I have decided if I ever get a 45 I will get a differant platform, maybe a 1911. I shoot with folks that have 1911's and truth be told my glocks are more reliable.

I might get serpa holsters for my G26 and G34. The one I got for my 23 actually fits the others just fine. The G34 barrel is exposed though, not sure if that matters or not. The 26 barrel doesn't go all the way to the end, as you would expect.

I find the serpa to be very easy to deploy the gun, yet it holds securly. I can't wait to actually try it in the field and see how comfortable it is for an extended period.

I carry mine in the woods in case of snakes or mad pigs. I actually don't kill snakes, or I havn't yet. We came up on a rattlesnake this past weekend and someone else shot it.

I find two legged snakes to be more of a threat.

FLSlim
08-11-2010, 12:33
Like most everyone else, where I go, my 23 goes (although I do carry a G30 on occasion). I do a lot of bicycle riding and usually carry the 23 in a nylon fanny pack--much easier to deal with while peddling.

Ak.Hiker
08-12-2010, 00:34
I have owned two Glock 23's and one Glock 22. I like both models. For a field gun for the outdoorsman the Glock 23 RTF2 looks like a very good option. With the rough grips they would be easy to handle in wet weather and the 23 is light and handy. Lots of good loads on the market. DT even has two 200 grain loads designed for deep penetration.

ET.
08-12-2010, 22:16
I carry my G27 as my CCW handgun. I must confess though, I have started using it as a 357sig on occasion. I carried it today loaded with 357sig JHPs. I feel kind of like I just cheated on my wife, but without the fun.:shocked:

nky1129
08-13-2010, 11:18
I CCW a my G19, but when camping/hiking/hunting I carry a Sig P229 in 40. I don't have a Glock in .40 S&W yet. Yet.

Slug71
08-18-2010, 21:45
Just put a deposit on a OD G27 today. Will be carried everywhere and my G19 RTF2 will be demoted to HD. When i get my OD G38, it will become my camping gun and G27 will retain its other regular duties.

NonPCnraRN
08-25-2010, 12:38
Double Tap has some 200grain FMJ's that would probably do a number on most bears.

Try the DT hardcast 200 gr WFNGC. The meplat is larger than any loaded ammo including the 45 ACP. The meplat is .32" and not rounded like the FMJ bullets. DT states that the hardcast lead (BHN of 21) is ok in Glock barrels.

40 Cal Joe
08-26-2010, 11:20
I do.

Ak.Hiker
08-26-2010, 23:50
Try the DT hardcast 200 gr WFNGC. The meplat is larger than any loaded ammo including the 45 ACP. The meplat is .32" and not rounded like the FMJ bullets. DT states that the hardcast lead (BHN of 21) is ok in Glock barrels.

I have tested both the 200 grain FMJ and hardcast DT loads in both 40 S&W and 10mm. No problems at all in my Glocks. They are good loads.

Matthew311oh
08-28-2010, 16:39
G23 goes with me everywhere. Especially hiking and hunting etc.

Daryl in Az
08-30-2010, 16:36
Yes.

I've only owned my current G23 for a month and a half, but it'll go with me on my hunts this fall and winter.

I've owned other .40S&W chambered handguns in the past, and have taken a few coyotes and javalinas with the cartridge.

Daryl

PeaceKeeper
08-30-2010, 16:48
I have a Kel-tec Sub2000 in 40 S&W that uses Glock mags that fits in my backpack along with my G23 and extra mags.

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Scattergun1187
09-06-2010, 17:21
My G27 with Crimson Trace laser grips and Trijicon night sights goes every where I go. Also my Sig P239, set up the same as my G27 stays with me at all times also.:supergrin:

shotgunred
09-09-2010, 18:51
I certianly don't feel under gun carrying my 40 in the woods.

dogwalker3110
09-09-2010, 18:55
I carry my 23 every day every where, No exceptions. If I'm home its on me or in the bed next to me, even closer than the wife. Don't tell her.

model_19
09-15-2010, 15:02
Anyone running 155grain Speer Gold dot in their 40's?

S'posed to be about 500lbs. of muzzle energy....:wow:

Jr.
09-16-2010, 16:39
I carry my xd40 5" in a serpa loaded with 200gr hardcast. Great combo.

Ak.Hiker
09-17-2010, 00:44
Anyone running 155grain Speer Gold dot in their 40's?

S'posed to be about 500lbs. of muzzle energy....:wow:

I have shot quite a few Speer 155 grain Lawman TMJ's in my Glock 22. They are a hot load. The Gold Dot should be loaded about the same as the Lawman. They seem hotter to me than the 180's.

model_19
09-17-2010, 03:29
I have shot quite a few Speer 155 grain Lawman TMJ's in my Glock 22. They are a hot load. The Gold Dot should be loaded about the same as the Lawman. They seem hotter to me than the 180's.

Thanks for the info!

Was looking @ the Lawman ammo too! With the energy they produce, it sure appeared to be a fight stopper.

abq87120
09-17-2010, 06:10
My hiking gun is a S&W 629 44 mag loaded with JSPs and carried crossdraw. JHPs won't go deep enough to cause any immediate damage to an animal like a bear or lion. It's stainless so I can haul it around for a week without worrying about it getting wet.

Dan in ABQ

Ak.Hiker
09-18-2010, 23:18
Thanks for the info!

Was looking @ the Lawman ammo too! With the energy they produce, it sure appeared to be a fight stopper.

Speer loads the Lawman line to match up with the same weight Gold Dot loads. If you needed deep penetration or a training load to match up with the Gold Dot load than the Lawman would be a good choice. That 155 grain load will go through 6 to 7 inches of spruce wood.

Ak.Hiker
09-18-2010, 23:24
My hiking gun is a S&W 629 44 mag loaded with JSPs and carried crossdraw. JHPs won't go deep enough to cause any immediate damage to an animal like a bear or lion. It's stainless so I can haul it around for a week without worrying about it getting wet.

Dan in ABQ
Do you ever carry hardcast loads for the backcountry or do you stick with the JSP's.

LASTRESORT20
09-18-2010, 23:34
I have a G20 and carry it in every outdoors capacity. I have ordered a 40 conversion barrel for it so when I'm out camping or scouting and I feel like burning a little powder I will just drop in the barrel and burn some cheaper rounds. I reload so this option is great.

While hiking, hunting and scouting I carry the G20 with full house loads. I can't wait to see a cougar again.

Mark

Im a G20 SF guy myself...understand......Just make sure the cougar dont see you first and decides to stalk you...You wont hear him coming.
.

model_19
09-19-2010, 05:44
Thanks for the info.

I've been carrying 180FMJ in the woods for a while now. Not that I want to run into a black bear, but they are prevelent where I am.
Chances are, the bears will hear the dogs, and the ruckus of the dogs in the woods, and head off....but springtime brings cubs... The area where I am allows me to have the dogs off the leashes, to run and be dogs.
As of late there have been sightings of cougar also here in my section of NH, with scat and track relatively close to where I walk them.
My choice of 180grain FMJ was merely for the penetration. The 155, according to the specs, offers 500 pounds of muzzle energy. That's huge!....but hollow points and fur/hide/fat/flesh do not go together well at times.
180grain shoots well, cycles every time, and goes right to POA in my G23.
I beleieve I have some 165 around somewhere....sounds like it's time to soak some newsprint and try more penetration tests.

Ak.Hiker
09-19-2010, 22:46
I have done penetration tests with the 40 in all three weights. The 155's are hotter and have very good penetration in spruce wood. You have to watch the 165's. Some are full power and some are loaded to 950. The full power 165's penetrate similar to the 155's. The Speer Lawman 165 TMJ for example is loaded hotter than their clean fire loading in the same weight. For a woods load the 180 grain Speer TMJ or the 180 grain Remington MC are hard to beat. Even though the 180's have less velocity than the 155's the bullet weight and length seem to even things out. If you like doing penetration tests Double Tap loads a 200 grain FMJ as well as a 200 grain hard cast that are a couple of good loads to test out.

model_19
09-20-2010, 03:42
hard cast????

I am familiar with the devastation hard cast can do, As I hunt the .45colt and other calibers with hard cast from Beartooth bullets. Hard cast kills clean, with huge wound channels. Put hard cast in the 30-30 or 32 win special and oh boy.....but that is a whole 'nother topic for discussion elsewhere.

I was under the thought process that Glock + lead = a no/no


Thanks for the info on the penetration tests.

Ak.Hiker
09-20-2010, 09:16
The cast bullet that DT loads is 21 BHN. I have shot them in my Glock 22 as well as the same bullet in the 10mm Glock 29 with no problems. One of my buddies prefers the DT 200 grain cast load above all others as a field load in his Glock 20. Myself I prefer the 200 grain FMJ in the 10mm and the 180 grain Speer TMJ in the 40. I was pretty impressed with the cast loads I tested in my Glock 29 though. They penetrated real good and made larger exit holes in logs than the FMJ's. I just have not run enough of them through my Glock yet so I still go with the FMJ. DT was loading the Hornady 200 grain FMJ bullet and it is a thick tough jacketed bullet. The last shipment I got was loaded with the Montana Gold 200 grain FMJ. This is a brass jacketed bullet and is very tough as well.

model_19
09-20-2010, 14:07
I'm gonna order some 200 grainers, to try in the .40, and also have on hand for my Delat elite....

Worth a try.
Thanks again for the info.