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whats your FAV woods GUN

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Mud, May 8, 2004.

  1. Mud

    Mud

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    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
     
  2. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    My G27 is my constant companion when out in the wilderness. Small, easy to carry, enough power for most occasions I might happen upon.
     


  3. tjpet

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    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.
     
  4. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    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.
     
  5. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    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..
     
  6. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. f1b32oPTic

    f1b32oPTic R4d104c71v3

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    up close & personal
    yup, thats my 3rd best catfishing buddy
     
  9. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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

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    what is the 586 i cant find it on the smith web page
     
  11. lazarus

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    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.
     
  12. Mud

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    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
     
  13. Tommy Gun

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    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.

    http://firearms.smith-wesson.com/store/index.php3?cat=293566&sw_activeTab=1
     
  14. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    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.
     
  15. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    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
     
  16. PlasticGuy

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    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.