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1911 Camping and Hiking

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 20South, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. 20South

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    Just a question out of curiosity - How many of you use your 1911's as woods guns or move back to polymer for camping trips, overnight hikes, etc...
     
  2. Nickpisp

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    1911 at all times for me.
     

  3. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    1911 for me as well.
     
  4. thecableguy

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    I am not much of a camper but I wouldn't have a problem taking a 1911 with me. I mean if it was good enough for our GIs to carry in the trenches a little camping should be a cake walk.
     
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    in that application it is either my 1911 or a S&W in .357.
     
  6. Mr. Gekko

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    To me, camping, hikes, etc. are trips to the woods. :dunno:If it's good enough in the city, it's good enough elsewhere. Better than nothing afterall. Maybe I'm missing something.....
     
  7. 20South

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    Its starting to look like a sweep!
     
  8. 20South

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    No - I dont think you are missing anything. There are lots of debates on "woods" guns on message boards and gun stores etc. My wife just got us a new tent big enough to hold all the little ones and setup a trip to the Ozarks in the spring and I wound up having the debate with a neighbor and some friends. There are all sorts of opinions as to appropriate caliber, handgun vs guide gun, Glock Perfection vs. et all. I was just curious as to where this board fell - and yes, I know its a 1911 board and the answer should have gone without saying, but this is an eclectic bunch at times.:whistling:
     
  9. Cerebrus

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    Going to have to go with my Blackhawk, chambered in .45 Win. Mag... It's too big to conceal.. but what a punch...:supergrin:
     
  10. glock2740

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    Well, I live up in the Ozarks, and there are black bear around here, quite a few actually, but I'd be more worried about running across some meth head, as apposed to a bear. Just bring that new GC NN that you got coming to you, and you'll be just fine. :cool:
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Personally, I usually carry a G20 with me in the woods. Or sometimes my G29. Used to carry my stainless 4" GP100, but prefer the higher capacity and faster reloading with the Glocks. Plus, I'd go swimming with my Glock on and wouldn't think twice about it. Not that a 1911 wouldn't be able to take a dip as well. But having 16 rounds of 10mm on the hip with another 15 rounds ready to go in the blink of an eye, makes one feel at ease. :cool:
     
  13. Happy Hunting

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    As soon as I get my Lobo holster for my 327 NG (2 more weeks!) that will replace my 1911. I had some issues with my 1911 on my hip OWB when I was pulling a deer up the steepest hill in Alabama in the dark this season as the grip kept snagging and trying to pull away.

    1911's are by and large going to be heavy and if you're used to hiking you know that an ounce of weight equals a pound of pain.
     
  14. thecableguy

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    I wouldn't mind this one on my hip if I were going into some mountains.
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    .460 Rowland. WC Hunter.
     
  15. 20South

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    Due for delivery Sat...:whistling:
     
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    Glock 20 DT200gr fmj
     
  17. TKR Reptiles

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    Whenever I am out "herping" (doing field research observing and collecting snakes), fishing, or camping I carry the Glock. I also prefer the higher capacity off ammo, and to be honest if it gets scuffed or scratched up I don't mind as much as I would a 1911...
     
  18. glock2740

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    My brutha from a different mutha. :rofl:We gotta stay in touch and you remember the deal, don't ya? If one of us ever decides to sell, the other gets first shot. Like we're ever gonna sell either one. :cool: Congrats my man. If your's shoots as sweet as mine, you'll be VERY happy. :thumbsup:
     
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    Of course man. Worst case, Dave has my info if you cant get me out here. I dont see me selling out either, but you never know.
     
  20. a45sArtwork

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    1911, wouldn't even give it a second thought!