DA Revolvers as field and hiking guns

DA Revolvers as field and hiking guns

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    DA Revolvers as field and hiking guns

    Anybody own either K,L, or N-frame Smiths as field/hiking guns? The same for either Ruger GP100's or Redhawks. We hear a lot about SA in these roles(which is cool)but like to see pics of these DA revolvers, especially if custom work has been done. Thanks !
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    Don't have a pic handy, but I carry a 6" Ruger Security-Six whilst I am in teh boonies... It shoots sub MOPP at 50 yards.
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    Here are two that have served the purpose for me. Model 15-5 S&W topside and for Magnum loads, Ruger Security Six below the Smith. They'll work without the custom work.
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    Brand new, and haven't used it yet, but here is my winter woods gun, for whatever I might be doing.

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    My favorite field/work outside gun is this 327 Night Guard. It's been worked by Dietrich Gunsmithy - DAO (about 6lbs), trigger stop, IL disabled, bobbed hammer, chamfered charge holes. It is slick, accurate, and, thanks to the scandium frame, a pleasure to carry.



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    I can and have carried many different handguns when hiking. We have our own place in which to hike so lots of hiking and hunting has happened, literally all of my life. Hiking and hunting transpires on acquaintances' ranches and on deer leases over they years. Mostly revolvers go along with the odd 1911 gun now and then. I'll carry a particular handgun on a whim, perhaps a heavy handgun during deer season, in case an opportunity presents itself.

    I'm boring though. The two most often toted revolvers that ride along in a belt holster are plain ol' fixed sight Smith & Wesson 4-inch K-frame guns. A Model 10 Heavy Barrel .38 Special and a late 1920s .32-20. No custom work though.


    Model 10 Heavy Barrel. Also shown with the original holster which has a 35-year history of hiking satisfaction and it's more recent replacement.





    The .32-20 Hand Ejector. Used in the same holster as the .38 above. Wears a pair of "hiking stocks" when afield to save wear and tear on the correct originals. Shown with its ratty stocks and its .32-20 rifle companion.





    This Smith & Wesson K-22 Masterpiece sees some use with a suitably long belt holster and can be handy for impromptu plinking sessions that may develop along a hiking trail or for the odd cottontail or squirrel or vermin that shows up. There are occasions when the heavier center fire calibers are appreciated for their ability to more expeditiously take down a varmint. Two-legged varmints bent on trespassing and poaching could be a potential issue so the .22 isn't carried with as much frequency.


    Most of the holster wear seen on this .45 automatic was put on it while hiking about our place, originally stuck in a 1944 Hoyt military contract flap holster modified with a snap closure and later a Safariland model. It saw lots of carry in former times but the automatics haven't seen as much use in recent years.


    Of late, this commercial Colt Government Model has seen some use afield in the old Safariland holster. This photo was taken on an afternoon after I got back from a trip to the back country of a ranch on the Mexican border. Not a bad arrangement to have along for the ride in such a locale.
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    I often carry one of my Colt double-action revolvers or one of my S&W 29-2 .44 magnum revolvers.


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    I carry a S&W mod 66 no dash if in the boonies but then agin I live in the boonies too.
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    Lately I carry a Colt Trooper .357 in a military tanker/pilot style shoulder holster when stumbling through the wooded area.

    Open carry is allowed for camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. When fishing I sometimes carry my S&W model 10 in a NYC regulation holster at 4:00, with the bottom tucked into my back pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    Lately I carry a Colt Trooper .357 in a military tanker/pilot style shoulder holster when stumbling through the wooded area.

    Open carry is allowed for camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. When fishing I sometimes carry my S&W model 10 in a NYC regulation holster at 4:00, with the bottom tucked into my back pocket.
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    Retired from the job in NY Secret? The Model 10 and the 'regulation holster' is a giveaway!��
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    I often OC my old Police Service Six .357 w/ 2 3/4" bbl in a vintage high ride thumb break SafariLand holster. Its perfect for bumming around in the woods. Occasionally if I want to travel lighter I will carry my G-36 in a Fobus paddle holster.
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    I generally carry a 5" .44 Mag Redhawk when hog hunting. Don't think I have any good pics...
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    GP100 is my woods pistol, I just wish I was as accurate with my Glock as I am with my GP100. The GP100 is very well balanced, just love Ruger Revolvers.
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    I'm "in the field" quite a few days of the week .... part of my job description. I carry a 3" SP101 .357 every day (for the last three years anyway). I've carried a blued 4" Security Six, various blued and stainless/alloy j-frames, and several .22 cal revolvers, but nothing has stood up to the rigors of my daily requirements like the SP101. In season, I always carry the "top two" with snake shot, followed my three nice magnum rounds. For daily carry, especially when bucking in a lot of other work related equipment, the 3 inch .357 mag is both comforting and comfortable. If I had any greater threats to deal with than our standard 2 legged and 4 legged East Texas critters, it would be an Alaskan in .44 mag. I still long for Ruger to build a 3 inch .44 spl in something between the SP and GP.
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    Here is my Wiley Clapp GP100. I've posted it before but only pics I've taken of it.

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