This is a discussion on Which Gun to take on rafting trip??? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by rhyfl Thanks for all the input. I'm thinking I'll have to go with either a Glock 30 - I already use .45 ...
What ever one you can afford to lose.
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If you have the money to expand, buy! If not take the M&P. It's the cheapest to replace. JMO
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While having at least one Glock is nice, I'd just take the M&P. I prefer mine to any Glock. Some CLP would be nice too (just in case). It would be a nice torture test.
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I too would vote for a S/S wheel gun, with a couple of speed loaders. I have not done the Colorado, but have done others in Colorado and you will LOVE it. Have a great time.
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+1 to SIXTO. You may not plan on swamping but it could happen. The cheapest dependable gun you have.
Rafting Trip? - Two Words.... STAINLESS STEEL.
Take the M&P. For this environment, a Glock has no advantage.
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Whatever gun you choose to take, I would at least use something to tether the pack to the raft so it does not get lost if you tip over.
Taurus Judge 45/410 in stainless steel. A less expensive gun and you can use 410 shells for snakes, small game at close range and .45 Colt for anything else. I would load two shotgun shells followed by three .45 Colt cartridges.
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If you want proven durability and reliability under the most severe conditions, take a Glock. I've never seen anything bad said about the toughness of the tenifer finish on a Glock.
As for the M&P.....well,
S&W does have awesome customer service, though. Just ask the many loyal customers who have had to send their problem pistols back to the company for service.
I've no idea what Glock customer service is like. And I bet it will stay that way.
Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.
That says alot don't it? Alot of us die hard Glock fans know this for fact---try sweating your butt off on any other pistol during all time summer carry IWB and taking it in the shower with you, etc. I never have to worry about things that way. Like it or not, Glock is the word when extreme conditions are forcasted period. When you want to have fun and no worry about how your firearm will take things with you, the answer is Glock. You wouldn't want to take a $2000 1911 on the trip, or a stainless SIG or anything else on the trip because you'd be doing nothing but worrying about it's condition. Glock is in it with you for the long haul and anywhere you want to go or play. While some hate it, some like it, and others would rather not mention it, it's reality. You wanna get tough? Get a Glock and don't worry about anything. Yes, I know this will elicit rebbutals and arguments, but most of them already know they wouldn't be taking their high priced-over marketed semi-thousand dollar pistol with them on a rafting trip no matter how much they depended on it in their every day walk around situation for concealed carry. Extreme circumstances demand Glock and the only ones who deny this are in actuality lying to themselves.If you want proven durability and reliability under the most severe conditions, take a Glock