This is a discussion on Carry gun for farmer within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would opt for the Taurus Judge and load the first two in .410 and the remainder in .45. Should handle about anything that 'pops' ...
I would opt for the Taurus Judge and load the first two in .410 and the remainder in .45. Should handle about anything that 'pops' up, man or beast.
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I just turned 73 and recently retired from farming. When working out in the fields or going to town I carried the S & W 686+. Found it to be handy getting off and on machinery and I would to work with it strapped to my side. Never once had to use it. Great gun though.
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If bears are an issue (assuming black bears in your area) 4" barrel .44 mag.
S@W or Ruger. If that don't suit you a .454 Casull or .480 Ruger, all wheelguns. There are bigger yet, if you like.
I'd go ss 44 mag Ruger Redhawk with a scope and a half dozen speed loaders. And how about a auto shotgun in a 4 wheeler mounted scabbard as well.
Oh, did I say that I have a ss 44m rr for sale? Hey, it has a scope too.
Well, I bought a gun. And it wasn't at all what I expected. My local gun shop had a nice Sig Sauer P220 in .45acp at a great price. It fit my hand really well, and the price was right, so I bought it.
I've decided, however, that whenever I'm way out there I'll be keeping my 12 gauge with slugs handy as well.
Thanks for all the advice
Are you on a tractor or hands and knees? Why not a rifle? I would think that would make shooting a moving animal an easier task.
edit - just read your last post... 12ga is a good idea. Nice choice in the P220 though
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Ruger Blackhawk convertible 9mm/.357 revolver if you want light, rugged, and versatile.
getting kydex holster for the 92/Glock/XD is easy. revolver holster would not be rain-friendly, but suggest open end leather well oiled
I prefer to have my side folder AK handy. Plus it makes one heck of an ice breaker. Beats using an axe, just not so good if the cattle are spooky.
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Actually the .38 Special has proven effective against anything I've ever encountered here in Texas. We don't have any bears in my haunts though.
For daily wear "down on the farm" a 4-inch Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum, loaded with accurate, flat shooting, full power ammunition and worn on the belt would be great. A Model 27, Model 28, or some sort of L-Frame revolver if weight is less important. A 4-inch Model 19 or Model 66 if a little less weight is desired.
I'd want something with a better trigger than a Glock. Precise shot placement at longer distances is sometimes desirable and an accurate revolver with a crisp trigger is just what the doctor ordered.
1911 with a .460 rowland drop in kit--Priceless
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