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This is a discussion on Alligators within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; You pretty much have to hit the brain to kill them, and it's a very small target. Most of an alligator's body is protected by ...

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    You pretty much have to hit the brain to kill them, and it's a very small target. Most of an alligator's body is protected by bony plates, so anything other than a point-blank shot to the brain (behind and between the eyes) usually won't faze them. I've read accounts of gators requiring 10-11 shots to finally kill them.


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    If you piss off a monster gator... not a whole heck of a lot would stop it...

    Don't have a lot of experience shooting gators but if you can get a good shot the 9mm would probably be sufficient.
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    I've fished all around there for 20 years,I've had gators take my fish right off my line and I had to cut it,seen them get in peoples styrafoam ice chest,run over then with my john boat,seen them be the score at night with my light,but I've never had one get after me.I've even seen them rise to the surface right in front of me not 3 feet away,just float there and eyeball me.but they never bothered me.I have seen them get birddogs when duck
    season opens.They warn people every year not to bring your dogs till they den up but people don't listen.You should be ok.

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    .22 works just fine.
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    Ask her what she uses... ;)




    That one in the middle would make a lot of holsters and boots!

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    I'm not sure about trying it with a 9mm. The gator's brain is about the size of a walnut. Even if you could shoot that well (good aim and know where to aim) at a moving gator, I doubt you would get the penetration you needed.

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    A few years ago I was charged by a 15ft+ gator just outside of Sarasota FL.. They are fast coming out of the water. The trick if being charged is to corner to avoid the sharp frontend. They can't corner well at all, but they are lightening fast out of the gate. I got lucky and hopped a 2-3' embankment to avoid being eaten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    The gator's brain is about the size of a walnut...
    This is true. I think one of the only animals with smaller brains are the guys that wrestle them.
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    When I went fishing with the guys in Georgia, they said there were a lot of gator and asked if I had a good .357 or .44 revolver, or a good double barrel with 00 shot in it. They were serious.

    So, I'm suprised some of the Southern Georgia guys haven't answered this thread yet, they should have lots of experience with it.

    SAMI.... I want to go along and have her teach me how to hunt gator. Obviously, she knows what she's doing, and she's better to look at than you would be.... LOL. What is that middle one ? 16-18 ft ? What was used to stop that one .... that's what I would want to carry.

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    SAMI,
    How much did that bigun weigh? And How long??
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    Calling on my redneck, low-country lineage, my kin grew up in the swamps and swam with gators and never payed them much mind. My uncles have fished the swamps for many decades and usually only bring a .22 with birdshot in case a snake falls in the boat. They all ignore the gators and gators return the favor.
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    Sorry guys, I should've added that I simply found those images on google. :)
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    Well, what did she use on the gator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAMI View Post
    Sorry guys, I should've added that I simply found those images on google. :)
    That is too bad as I thought you knew her personally so I could ask her.

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    I saw a guy kill a 10 foot gator on TV show Axemen,he had a 45 acp bang stick,he popped it right on top of his head in the middle behind the eyes and killed it deader than a door nail
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