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05-08-2004, 16:27
something you always reach for when just spending some time in the woods

not hunting or necessalary in bear area just like your security blanket

In my neck of the woods my biggest prob will be either two legged or some type of wild dog (coyote or Feral)

i used to always carry my G 23 but i think it will be replaced by my G22 and/or my smith 340

i may eventullay have to get a glock 20 for this role

whats your fav and why

05-08-2004, 17:15
My G27 is my constant companion when out in the wilderness. Small, easy to carry, enough power for most occasions I might happen upon.

05-08-2004, 19:28
I've got a slicked up S&W 651 .22mag Kit Gun that delivers accuracy and power in a small, easy handling, light carrying package. Just the ticket for roaming around with no particular destination in mind.

Eddie C.
05-08-2004, 19:32
If I'm going into the woods I'd take either my S&W M27 .357mag, Sig P220ST 45ACP, Colt Python .357mag, H&K USP45F, Freedom Arms .357mag., or Sig P229 40S&W. Mud, it would have to be one of those I guess. I'd want something that would dispense with most threats short of an angry black bear/grizzly bear.

05-09-2004, 01:54
Taurus 669 357 mag.;)

05-09-2004, 05:10
My G22.

05-09-2004, 08:24
The last time i went with a buddy--i carried my glock 32--very light in the fobus holster--walked about 5 miles and it was great!!We were also both carring a shotgun for opportunity small game.Light is the key unless in big bear country.I love to kick around in the woods with a buddy--its a blast..

DJ Niner
05-10-2004, 02:26
Used to be the G17, then I switched to the G34 for a while. Now I use the G32C; shoots flatter, more power-per-shot with the JHPs, more penetration with a spare mag of FMJs.

RJ Schuknecht
05-10-2004, 11:58
I always carry my G32 when I am out in the woods. Sometimes I may also carry either my Remington 870 12ga. or a 22cal rifle.

05-10-2004, 15:44
Originally posted by jawjaboy
My G22.

yup, thats my 3rd best catfishing buddy

Tommy Gun
05-10-2004, 16:28
S&W 586, .357 mag........

Eddie C.
05-10-2004, 20:23
Originally posted by Tommy Gun
S&W 586, .357 mag........

Thanks Tommy.....I forgot about my 586+ F-Comp. Nice gun!

05-11-2004, 11:03
what is the 586 i cant find it on the smith web page

05-11-2004, 12:11
Either my 4" S&W 629 (.44 Magnum) or my G30. I prefer the 629 for the woods, but depending on the level of discretion required and the clothing indicated, the G30 sometimes gets the nod.

I've been carrying the G30 a lot while fly fishing in a nearby park. Open carry is perfectly legal there, but I'd rather be discreet and not alarm the sheep. The cylinder on the 629 is a bit large for comfortable IWB carry for me.

05-11-2004, 12:17
im with you on that the 629 is a lil larg IWB but with a good OWB in cooler months i carry it under a vest

Tommy Gun
05-11-2004, 16:05
Originally posted by Mud
what is the 586 i cant find it on the smith web page

The model 586 that I have was not listed on the S&W web site.?.? It may have been discontinued. The model '686' is the exact same thing only it is made with stainless steel. My gun is a 'blued' steel version. My wife bought it for me a long time ago. (late 80's I think) It was the first hand gun I ever owned. The platform has changed since then (porting, stainless steel, etc,.) but it still does the same thing. I still like it. It shoots!

I have the 6" barrel model. I carry it in an old owb leather holster or in an old uncle Mikes shoulder holster. Handles most situations I would need a gun for in a non hunting situation with the right loads. Effective, versatile & reliable.


Eddie C.
05-11-2004, 16:17
Smith & Wesson stopped making the 586 in blue steel. Probably for the same reason they stopped making the Model 19, 25, 27, 29 et al. Those guns are now made only in stainless steel as the Models 686, 66 (instead of the 19), 625, 627, and 629. The "6" series of course signifies it as a stainless gun.

05-11-2004, 17:21
the marlin my dad just gave me, 10 in the mag, plus 1 in the pipe, its still light enough to carry all day long

05-11-2004, 17:30
is that 44 or .357?

05-11-2004, 18:55
I am very open to new technology and tactics, but I till prefer a revolver for a hiking/hunting handgun. I don't think the reliability difference between revolvers and autos is a factor in the city, but if I have a wet, dirty, and frozen gun that I absolutely need to work, I still want a revolver.

My default woods gun for the last couple of years is a Lew Horton 3" S&W 624 in .44 Special. It's big enough to kill pretty much anything on this continent with the right ammo, stainless steel for corrosion resistance, very accurate with its adjustable sights, and can be concealed fairly easily in a good holster. The grips are a set of round-butt rosewood grips from a mountain gun. I've removed the finger grooves and rounded out the bottom, and I've filed and sanded them down to dimensions similar to a thinned pair of Jordan combat grips.

DJ Niner
05-12-2004, 03:56
A fine, "classic" choice. I had one years ago, before I appreciated the caliber properly. I called it "The Grapefruit" because it was so hard to conceal using an IWB holster. Traded it away in a moment of new-gun lust.

Heck, it may be the one YOU have (unless you bought it new).
Take care of it...

05-12-2004, 16:50
My Glock 20 most of the time. Every so often I strap on the 4" Ruger GP-100 Stainless.

05-13-2004, 03:12
mud, its a 44 mag, stoke it with some handloads or buffalo bore rouns and its a great back woods close range rifle. Thumps harder than my 375 though, gonna have to do some more shootin with it to get comfortable with its recoil

05-13-2004, 06:58
i want one of them lil marlins with the 16.5 inch bbl

but they stopped making them i gotta find one used

05-14-2004, 22:40
To answer this short and sweet, Every durn one I own.

05-15-2004, 08:48
Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt. I own two... one has a 4-5/8" barrel, and the other has a 7.5" barrel, w/ a 2x Leupold scope. I only carry the scoped model during deer season... it's been my primary deer hunting gun for the past few years, and has downed 5 whitetails so far.

There are two female black bears that habitate the general area where I bow-hunt. One of them has a particularly nasty temperment, and on two seperate occasions she has kept me up in my treestand until well after dark. I've been carrying my 4-5/8" Blackhawk in a shoulder holster while bow-hunting for the last 4 yrs, mainly because of her.

05-17-2004, 02:45
You ought to get a hunting license for Bear season.

05-17-2004, 02:48
My woods carry is one or both of my reproduction 1860 Colt .44 percussion revolvers worn in slim jim holsters.

05-17-2004, 13:24
Glock 29 w/ 5.5" Barsto and Ghost trigger.... oh yea....and Doubletaps. :)

05-17-2004, 16:50
Glock 29 w/ KKM 4.10" 180 HAP Horn. HP.Longshot.or a 20

05-18-2004, 10:22
Last trip, just my new G26, which I suspect will be my usual carry (no bears in my neck of the woods!). S&W 29 44mag with 6" barrel when hunting, and often my Ruger MKII 22 for plinking.

05-18-2004, 15:30
The G23 is so practical it's hard to beat, but my 4" M24 .44 Special and Hi Power both see more carry time out in the country.

Having choices is a good thing. ;c

05-21-2004, 15:33
redhawk .44 mag w/ 320 grain solids

05-22-2004, 03:12
My favorite "woods" gun is the same Ruger OMBH in .41Magnum I've carried since the '60s. The old iron has taken everything from armidillo to zebra. At home, it got buckled on right after breakfast and didn't come off until supper.

05-22-2004, 08:26
Originally posted by Mud

i may eventullay have to get a glock 20 for this role

whats your fav and why

My G20 with a stock barrel. Some 200 grain Horn XTPs should be able to handle most four and two legged creatures and with 14 rounds on board, it's a good start.

Not a Marlin Guide Gun in 45/70 but good.

05-22-2004, 11:13
A G27. Light, powerful, accurate, impervious to sweat, bad weather etc. A great little gun that can take care of most business.

05-30-2004, 17:52
G23 with prebans and 165 gr. GD's. Oh and trijicon night sights.