close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Glock 31 or 22 camping???

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by cosmophonic12, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. cosmophonic12

    cosmophonic12

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    I'm going camping tomorrow night and want to know what you would take camping with you for people/animal protection. i am thinking my G22 with slugs. what do you think?
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 1998
    Messages:
    19,914
    Likes Received:
    241
    Location:
    Roanoke, Virginia
    It depends on what you already have to choose from. If you have a G31 and a G22, I'd suggest the G31.
     

  3. GLOCK35TX

    GLOCK35TX As seen on TV

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas - DFW
    ....err "slugs" in a G22? whats are those?

    Basically it breaks down like this - if the bear is within 25 feet of you and you shoot it with a 40SW - your screwed.

    More than likely any bear you encounter in the woods is more interested in your food you brought along or the trash you tossed aside.
     
  4. cosmophonic12

    cosmophonic12

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ


    HAHAHA, i know. FULL METAL JACKETS! i yelled at a guy for saying bullets on another forum.
     
  5. cosmophonic12

    cosmophonic12

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    I am also bringing a Remington 870 shotgun so that levels the playing field "somewhat". The G31 i feel is for people protection more than anything.
     
  6. SweetKnuckles

    SweetKnuckles WhatTheFrench?

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dude, you'll be fine with either.

    I go campin alla time up 'round here w/o any issues, plenty of rain has made food and vegetation abundant...unless you're wearing a rib roast around your neck, you're all good. :)

    Where you going camping? I'm in the valley as well...this weekend's bad, but I'm anxious to get out and about.
     
  7. GLOCK35TX

    GLOCK35TX As seen on TV

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas - DFW
    12 gauge...That is alot better for the four legged, furry things...

    I was worried about you just taking a pistol for protection against something (Bear)that can outrun, out climb, out swim almost any human
     
  8. LEAD

    LEAD

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    VT
    Although its not an option 10mm would be the best round offered by glock. I know of someone shooting a bear to death shooting at center mass with a g23 a few years ago. I wouldn't count on dropping it with either unless your close enough to shoot through the muzzle or the eye sockets.
     
  9. cosmophonic12

    cosmophonic12

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    we are heading up to Fossil Creek area near Camp Verde. doing some fishing and relaxing.
     
  10. SweetKnuckles

    SweetKnuckles WhatTheFrench?

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice as rice. I'm jealous.

    Rivers and lakes are teeming right now and with the cold weather and snows they've been havin even in Prescott this week, bears'r probably still sleepin.

    Either that, or they just woke up and are REEEEEEL hungry!

    Have fun.
     
  11. cosmophonic12

    cosmophonic12

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    thanks
     
  12. cosmophonic12

    cosmophonic12

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    looks like the 31 is the winner...........
     
  13. trlcavscout

    trlcavscout

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,618
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    You dont need either, didnt you hear the Bradys? They say the woods are so safe you dont need protection :rofl:Just take someone slower then you for bear food and you'll be alright.

    I would go 22:dunno:
     
  14. Hydraulicman

    Hydraulicman

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd go with whatever you don't mind getting dirty at a campsite:wavey:
     
  15. SlowIsSmoothIsFast

    SlowIsSmoothIsFast

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    0
    They're both Glocks, drrrr. :whistling::tongueout:
     
  16. vafish

    vafish

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Messages:
    16,541
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    The gun I take camping is the same gun I carry daily.

    Glock 17.
     
  17. Ak.Hiker

    Ak.Hiker

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,868
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Homer Alaska
    I have a Glock 22 that I take with me when out in the winter. The 40 loaded with FMJ bullets should have enough penetration to penetrate even a bears skull if you did not have the shotgun handy. Any Glock from 9mm on up is a good handgun to take on a camping trip.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  18. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,324
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Seattle
    Just carry FMJ in there just in cap the 870 isn't enough.
     
  19. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    15

    There ya go ! ;)



    CM
     
  20. noway

    noway

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2000
    Messages:
    8,735
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Davie "Cowboy" , FL
    I would go with the heavier round if you need true outdoor protection. So that would be 40cal over 357sig in my book.

    my 2 cts.