close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Whitetail Sidearm

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Yankee2718, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Yankee2718

    Yankee2718

    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Location:
    America
    A Glock 17 or a Glock 23? Either would accompany my .30-06. Maybe use it if I was presented a shot under 20 yards.
     
  2. Travelin' Jack

    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

    Messages:
    1,359
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Location:
    0 .· ` ' / ·. 200
    Out of the two, definitely the 40. Hornady makes a 180 grain XTP in 40S&W, I'm sure it would do the trick.
     

  3. collim1

    collim1 Because Alexa said so!

    Messages:
    8,954
    Likes Received:
    3,233
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    I would carry the G17. People killed alot of deer with calibers that we consider pretty anemic today. Inside of twenty yards a double lung shot with either is game over.

    I carry a pistol when I hunt for protection against two legged predators. You never know who could be using your property for a meth lab or outdoor grow. A scope rifle is far from ideal up close and personal.

    I dont know who started the rumor that deer were armored. They are not hard to kill.
     
  4. M 7

    M 7

    Messages:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Regardless of which caliber/load you choose, just treat it like bow-hunting and engineer your shot accordingly. I've taken a deer with a 17L (ammo was a 147 gr. XTP which expanded nicely) and it was a very rewarding challenge.
     
  5. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    Messages:
    6,281
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    The point is not IF you can do it, but whether you can do it consistently & humanely. Hunting is a sport, not a game. It is the hunter's obligation to kill the animal in question as humanely and quickly as possible as the animal is entitled to a noble death.
     
  6. Yankee2718

    Yankee2718

    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Location:
    America
    On a range I'm capable of making hits consistently out to 50 yds with either, but that's too far when you're nerves and adrenaline are jacked up. 20-25 is the max. I'm kind of leaning towards a 124 gr bonded +P round, either PDX1, Speer GD, or Underwood GD.

    The .40 in a 165 bonded or 180 HST/XTP isn't out of the question.

    The double lung was what I was going to aim for.
     
  7. Yankee2718

    Yankee2718

    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Location:
    America
    I agree with you in principle, but there is no such thing as a noble death. Death is death. Bleeding, squealing, kicking. Taking bad shots and causing a slow, agonizing death is one thing, but there is no such thing as a noble death.
     
  8. dkf

    dkf

    Messages:
    5,627
    Likes Received:
    280
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    The G23 without any question. I would probably load it with a stout 180gr JHP or hardcast. A far more ideal whitetail sidearm is a 4"-6.5" .44mag.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  9. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Homunculus

    Messages:
    6,878
    Likes Received:
    443
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Location:
    Under the dome on the flat earth
  10. Nickotym

    Nickotym BillofNeeds?NO!

    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Location:
    The Land of the Free?
    Depends on your state I guess. In many states a 9mm is not allowed for deer hunting. not sure .40 would be either. here in VA, we are allowed to use anything bigger than a .22, but when I lived in ND, we could not use anything smaller than .357, but now it has changed there to be anything bigger than .35 caliber so 9mm would be ok.

    Anyway, double check your regulations, don't want to get in trouble with johnny law out in the woods.
    Have Fun!
     
  11. Yankee2718

    Yankee2718

    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Location:
    America
    Centerfire 22 or larger
     
  12. 9mm +p+

    9mm +p+

    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Location:
    Old Dominion
    Neither, 357 mag minimum, 44 better.
     
  13. noway

    noway

    Messages:
    8,735
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2000
    Location:
    Davie "Cowboy" , FL
    ditto on the last post. Both of those caliber makes for a better hunting caliber than a 9mm.
     
  14. vafish

    vafish

    Messages:
    16,544
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Given only those 2 choices, the g23 with 180 gr bullets would be my pick.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  15. The Retired Sarge

    The Retired Sarge "The Sarge"

    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Drop a 357SIG Glock 32 factory barrel in your 23 and you have the best option of your two pistols. Bill
     
  16. Yankee2718

    Yankee2718

    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Location:
    America
    All of the testing I've seen, the 165s are penetrating more than the 180s. I think if I do use it I'll go with 165 pdx1.
     
  17. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

    Messages:
    20,441
    Likes Received:
    1,532
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 1999
    Location:
    Hartford, Vermont
    When I go deer hunting, I carry my Mossberg 550 with 12ga slugs, my S&W 629, and my G17. I carry a Spyderco Clipit Endura knife as well.
     
  18. Yankee2718

    Yankee2718

    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Location:
    America
    Why the two handguns?
     
  19. Yankee2718

    Yankee2718

    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Location:
    America
    I looked at the underwood 155xtp at 1300fps. That might be a good choice.
     
  20. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

    Messages:
    20,441
    Likes Received:
    1,532
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 1999
    Location:
    Hartford, Vermont
    Well, my G17 in a shoulder holster makes for a quieter finishing shot on a wounded deer. I carry my .44 just to back up my shotgun.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012