This is a discussion on Pack Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i really want ONE OF THESE , but i ride and camp in grizzly country.
since your main concern is cougar/black bear, i have/enjoy/trust/recommend the ...
August 12th, 2006 05:02 PM
August 12th, 2006 05:47 PM
Here's what I carried in my back packing days.
A stainless 1984 Smith and Wesson 686 combat model 357 magnum with 6'' barrel.
I bout this gun brand new in 1984 and even tuck it to Panama and stomped around the jungle with it for three years.
It's a true shooter and I love it.
Little heaver then the 4" but I had no problem carrying it.
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August 12th, 2006 06:03 PM
My choice would be the Ruger GP100, in a 4 inch Stainless.
This is a great gun, the combination of wood and rubber grips gives a great feel and very accurate from my experience. You can either buy, or build great loads for the .357 that will handle the predators you have described.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.www.ddchl.com
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August 12th, 2006 06:05 PM
I second the GLOCK 29....
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment" - NRA/ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
"...be water, my friend."
August 12th, 2006 07:16 PM
Yeah I have backpacked with a rifle. I can understand the weight issue, but I guess I'm just paranoid. hahaha I don't mind a deep-woods day hike with a handgun, but I'm not one to stay out for 3 or 4 days without something larger. OH well... haha
BTW, I like that survival kit! "We call this gun 'The Fecalator.'" $1400 sounds acceptable!!!
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