Which Gun to take on rafting trip???

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    Tell how you really feel?

    My first thought was my 45LC/454 Casull Ruger Alaskan short barreled revo. It would always be on my waist in this great belt sheath I have for it, so it's unlikely to disappear unless I do.

    Upon reading the previous thoughts on a glock for the durablity factor, I'd still take the Alaskan but any of my glocks would be fine, they're all in 9mm.

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    Devils Advocate here. I would probably feel better w/ a Stainless large bore S&W wheelie than a Glock but, it depends on where exactly I would be rafting.
    It's tough to beat a hard punching Stainless Steel cylinder gun when "wild and cranky" Mother Nature is your pillow mate.

    That having been said - Glocks are quite waterproof and extremely reliable so if I was just concerned about having a firearm that could handle the water...a Glock would be OK.
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    Hard to beat a Glock , that would be my choice.
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    Ruger SP101 would be my choice. After that, my M&P9c. I would consider a Glock, but only if I owned one.

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    4" S&W model 66 would be my choice.
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    While you are giving considerable time and thought in what gun to bring, don't forget to give some consideration to how much spare ammo to bring and how to store it to keep it dry and accessible. You may need extra ammo, just make sure it will work.

    As for the carry gun, I would pick a Jennings 22lr, cause if you get in a bind and need a fishing weight, or need a small anchor to hold the boat, or say you were board, and wanted to skip a rock across the water, and there were no rocks to be found, well the jennings would work well. The best part is if you would lose it, well you won't need to even waste any time looking for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    While you are giving considerable time and thought in what gun to bring, don't forget to give some consideration to how much spare ammo to bring and how to store it to keep it dry and accessible. You may need extra ammo, just make sure it will work.

    As for the carry gun, I would pick a Jennings 22lr, cause if you get in a bind and need a fishing weight, or need a small anchor to hold the boat, or say you were board, and wanted to skip a rock across the water, and there were no rocks to be found, well the jennings would work well. The best part is if you would lose it, well you won't need to even waste any time looking for it.


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    Being that I am a hardline 1911 fan, one would assume that I would take a 1911. However going along with what I said in my previous post of dependable, cheapest, that I wouldn't mind loseing. I would probably buy a cheap Glock so its loss would be no big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I'd stay away from revolvers in the water. It can build up under the side plate and really cause some problems. While I detest them, I'd recommend a Glock 30 or the new 30SF in this case. It's a thick thing, but fairly short and hold eleven rounds of .45acp. Water runs right out.
    Solution: THE outdoorsman's revolver...a Ruger. No pesky frame-weakening side plate, and it won't cry if you handle it roughly. There is no lock to malfunction, and they are built to handle the hottest loads available.

    S&W's are nice, if you are a ballerina.
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    G19's are made for rafting trips. Get one.

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    i wouldnt hesitate to carry an XD

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