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Caliber for the woods!

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by RedRyder21, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. RedRyder21


    Oct 26, 2004
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    Mr Ayoob,

    Here in rural Missouri in the woods you could encounter feral dogs, feral hogs, and very rarely cougars. Nothing much bigger than those critter roam these parts. I hear how 9mm is better than it used to be with modern HP's. I also recently had a run it with a dog which had been abandoned and became very aggressive. I now understand when people say dogs have a very thick skull which bullets just slide off of. Suffice to say I have lost a little confidence in my favorite Glock 22 (with Gold Dot 165 grain) for woods walking. I really want to carry my Glock 19 since its a little more light weight and its the handgun I shoot the most accurately. I have a Glock 23, but with all the practice in the world I can't get the accuracy out of it I want.

    I am also looking for an excuse to buy a Glock 21 or 30 for my big 'ol farm hands. Now I am leaning towards a Glock 30 since you speak highly of it.

    If you were to come for a hike or to go fishing at the river with me, and you were limited to a Glock, what would you bring?
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
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    I'd worry more about hogs than dogs in terms of power level. Might want to turn the page in the Glock catalog and get a G20. If you don't reload, Buffalo Bore and CorBon and other boutique ammo houses have deep-driving 10mm Auto hunting loads that should work fine.