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If I were hiking in the WA boonies, I want the 10mm Glock-29 (the Glock-36 would work). I would want to make BIG holes in BIG cats, if the need should rise.
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2. XD-9 is pretty light. I think you may need to think about method of carry. I've started using a fanny pack for day hikes. If I got more crap then it's a backpack. I don't try to carry on my hip if I'm hiking miles. In town its ok, 12 miles down the trail- it's not.
3. G-29 was suggested by others. It's my choice & I've used it as my woods gun the last 3 years. .357 revolver is the "old school" choice. If you're concerned about people and not 4 legged critters, then many .40cal options. (I use G-27 in summer.)
Hope that helps.
G-23, 27, 35 (all .40)
Les Baer Thunder Ranch 5"
Glock 19 or 23
Sig 226, 228. Glock 19, 23. Smith Model 60,and 1911. XD45 Tactical. Mossberg 930 SPX.
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Ok you want a handgun that is easily concealed, however more than a mouse gun from thread.
This is my own opinion, and I am sorry if you don't agree with me.
I can relate, squirrel hunting with my 7 year old with 22's, I always had a 9mm on my hip that was concealed.
I believe no matter what you carry for personal protection, comfort is a priority, so here I go.
Walther PPs in 9mm or 40
Kahr P9 or P45 or PM series
Or carry a Les Baer in 45 acp which I did, and I always felt I had a boat anchor around my waist.
My woods gun is a Ruger SP-101 w/3 inch barrel in .357 mag loaded with Buffalo Bore 180g flat nose.
Glock 22, 27 Gen 4
Ruger SP101 .357mag
S&W 637 Airweight
Ruger Single Six
Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 45 Colt
Mossberg 835 Grand Slam
If I was worried about them or bears,I'd just strap my Ruger Blackhawk .41 mag on my hip and call it good. But then I'm right back to packing 4lbs of iron.
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Barrel Length: 1.87"
Front Sight: XS Sights® 24/7 Tritium Night
Rear Sight: Integral U-Notch
Grip: Crimson Trace® Lasergrip
Overall Length: 6.31"
Weight Empty: 13.3 oz.
Material: Scandium Alloy Frame/Stainless Steel Cylinder
Finish: Matte Black
Frame Size: Small - Centennial Style
Action: Double Action Only
I ordered one at my local gun store for under $700 yesterday (without the CT grips)
Colt New Agent, Dan Wesson V-Bob, Glock 19,20SF, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30SF, 36, Kahr P380 w/CT, PM9, PM45, CW9(SOLD), Kel-Tec P32, P3AT, PF9(SOLD), Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II, Stainless Pro TLE/RL II (SOLD), Rohrbaugh R9s, Ruger LCP w/CT, LCR, SP101 S&W J-Frame 638 w/CT, M&P 340 w/CT, Walther PPK/S
That Ruger LCP will fill the bill for what you are talking about. Drop it in your pocket and forget about it till needed, no worry about safeties, etc. No need to worry about $1000 either. Just use GOOD .38 ammo
If money is a concern I would go with a Tuarus 605 or 65, or a Ruger SP101 or GP100
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