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    I am thinking about carrying my new Ruger Alaskan for EDC, any pointers?

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    Is this the short barrel Ruger Alaskan, and what caliber is it?

    If you can find a comfortable setup to carry it and you are comfortable with your ability to handle it in a stressful situation, by all means carry it. I think the Ruger Alaskan weighs more than my Beretta M9, and that thing gets heavy after awhile, I cannot imagine myself carrying a Ruger Alaskan in .44 Magnum or 454 unless I was out in bear country.
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    If you can, all the more power to ya. But I would suggest a VERY GOOD gun belt, and a good holster. That will make a world of difference. You might find that carrying such a large and heavy piece is just too much work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMike View Post
    I am thinking about carrying my new Ruger Alaskan for EDC, any pointers?
    Good belt and holster combo and a good pair of suspenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMike View Post
    I am thinking about carrying my new Ruger Alaskan for EDC, any pointers?
    Yeah, one question. Why? Do you really think you need that much gun in a SD situation?

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    yes 2.5 in bbl .454 cas The size is not a problem I am 6ft 3 @375# I can carry a 81 mm mortar tube under a " IKE" jacket LOL

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    I think it is a good idea if your looking to burn more calories than running a half marathon every day, or are for some reason into S&M.

    Seriously, if you can find a means of carry that will allow you to do it effectively and consistantly, more power to you. Either of the calibers may have a problem with overpenetration depending on the round you choose to use in them.

    You might want to determine how long it will take to get a follow up shot off.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    Yeah, one question. Why? Do you really think you need that much gun in a SD situation?
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    I'd like to see you do a quick 'double tap' to the CoM and then a follow up shot to the head...if there anything left holding the head up!

    As to your original question, "Too much?"
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    You might want to determine how long it will take to get a follow up shot off.[/QUOTE]

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    That's a lot of gun, but, if you can carry it well and are comfortable shooting it, and can control it well....why not? Knock yourself out!
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    Since you are soliciting opinions...

    Standard loads are probably too much. The most important thing: survive by stopping the bad guy. Right along with that is to not shoot anyone that's not the bad guy.

    You should very carefully select your loads with that in mind.
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    If you can comfortably carry the monster, could you imagine how comfy a normal size carry gun would be? Even a 2" or even 4" 686 is tiny in comparison, and yet it would be to big for most to carry comfortably. I think that you will find that you can carry the beast, but at the end of the day its a different ballgame than in the beginning. I would find a more normal size gun and maybe add some larger grips to accommodate your "biscuit shovels".
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    I am thinking about carrying my new Ruger Alaskan for EDC, any pointers?
    Get a good sturdy belt and wear a back brace.
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    Not sure how populated your area is, but 2 words come to mind; Over Penetration. Hate to shoot the perp and him or her and the guy behind them.
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