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This is a discussion on Carry gun for farmer within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Glock in .45 acp or revolver in at least .357 mag. May even consider that Taurus Judge in case of slithering pests. Joker1...

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    Glock in .45 acp or revolver in at least .357 mag. May even consider that Taurus Judge in case of slithering pests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I wouldn't depend on a .44 Mag to stop a really pissed-off bear.
    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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    1st...welcome to DC. I too would look at a .357mag or bigger in terms of knock down power.

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    .357 Magnum or a .44 magnum. A revolver is more reliable as there are fewer moving parts. If you really might encounter a bear they will do the job where i don't think a .45ACP will. If you go with a .44 magnum load it with Garrett super hard cast hammer head 310 grain ammo. You won't have to worry about knocking down a bear if you can manage to hit it.

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    Depending on how common bears are in your area, perhaps bear spray would be a good back-up in case you run out of rounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    When I said I wouldn't depend on a .44 Mag to stop a pissed-off bear, I have to base my opinion on my time in Alaska. While many (and I mean MANY) people toted a .44 in the brush (a .41 for me), the common joke was to file off the front sight so you didn't chip your teeth when you stick the barrel and last round in your mouth.

    Yes, a well-aimed shot on an unsuspecting bear will usually drop a bear. But there's a world of difference when a bear is in cub-defense mode and already charged up with a full load of adrenelin. Do you think you can make that perfect, well-aimed shot that may or may not drop it in its tracks? I don't think so.

    The knock-down power of any handgun (short of the S&W 50 and the likes) are highly over-rated with it comes to an enraged bear. One guy while I was there emptied his .357 into a grizzly's mouth as it gnawed on his head. The bear shook its head and wandered away, never to be found wounded, dead, or otherwise. Bear blood confirmed at least one hit.

    Another friend of mine used two rounds of 3" 12 ga. slugs and 2 rounds of 00 buck to stop a "puny" black bear that decided it wanted a certain blueberry patch for itself. All 4 rounds were on target. The last, a slug, hit it in the neck and severed it spine--at ten feet.

    So is the .44 Mag a sure thing against a bear? Maybe, maybe not. It's certainly better than nothing. But I wouldn't bet my life on it.
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    Oldvet,

    My confusion was that is sounded like you were suggesting that the .45acp or 10mm would be a better round against a bear than a 44 mag.

    I agree that any pistol round is probably not the first choice against a bear, especially an angry one.
    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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    Of the 2 guns you listed I'd probably say the Glock, and I'm not a Glock person. Looking at other guns, I'd go with a CZ75 P-06 in a semi-auto, or a Ruger GP100 4" in .357 for a revolver. Overall a revolver will be the most trouble free of the any.

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    LOL

    I checked out the thread because I tend to spend alot of time outside working on my rural property as well. I'm more worried about human predators however.

    In my case, I'm out there in drizzling rain alot. Eventually, you do get wet thru.

    So the Glock comments make some sense! They are unattracive but have the reputation for taking all sorts of abuse. My M&P, while handsomer ;-) also can take abuse but is large and heavy.

    Maybe a (well-hidden) compact 9mm Glock? I have shot them before, but they fit my hand poorly.

    Seriously, I'd like to open carry on my property....is there an affordable 9mm that works well wet?
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    I think that for a ranch gun I would go revolver. Big revolver, like .454 Casull or something akin. It'll take more of a beating and not need as much maintenance as a semi-auto. Leave those to us city boys. :)
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    A Glock-30, or for a thinner grip the Glock-36...either .45 will work. Either will take a beating and still give you the needed dependability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1981 View Post
    I've been thinking either a 1911 or a glock 30 in .45 acp
    Either is a great choice, personaly I like the Glock
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinistrMalic View Post
    I think that for a ranch gun I would go revolver. Big revolver, like .454 Casull or something akin. It'll take more of a beating and not need as much maintenance as a semi-auto. Leave those to us city boys. :)

    Hm. I'm not particularly interested in revolvers...nothing wrong with them tho...but this might be a good situation for one. A .357 that will also take .38 sp. (Or is it vice versa?)
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    Bear defense is the only legitimate use I can see for the .50 revolvers.

    A 10mm Glock would be OK as well, and allow more capacity.

    Either way, I'd keep a shotgun loaded with slugs real close by if bears are a real issue.
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