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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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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    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.
    My thought's exactly!!!!!

    If I were in hiking in the boonies in cougar country the G20 or its little brother the G29 would be my picks in an autoloader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North River View Post
    1. I want something small and lightweight that can be with me when my 8 year old and I are out in the boonies.

    2. I have a Beretta mini-cougar .45acp and an XD-9 already in the safe. I don't like hiking with either on my hip. They're great at the range but just too heavy when we're out hiking.

    3. Small,easily concealed and lightweight. Throw it in my coat pocket and be done with it.
    1. Good to be armed. Great to be armed if you have a child to protect.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North River View Post
    Where did the .380 enter the conversation?
    5th post. Kansastom suggested a SIG P238 in .380!
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    Quote Originally Posted by North River View Post
    Where did the .380 enter the conversation?
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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.

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    My woods gun is a Ruger SP-101 w/3 inch barrel in .357 mag loaded with Buffalo Bore 180g flat nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    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.
    Cougars don't concern me much. They really aren't that big,have thin skin and are kinda high strung. They aren't hard to kill.

    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.

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    Model: M&P340
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by North River View Post
    I'm currently shopping for a CC weapon. I want something small and lightweight that can be with me when my 8 year old and I are out in the boonies.

    I have a Beretta mini-cougar .45acp and an XD-9 already in the safe. I don't like hiking with either on my hip. They're great at the range but just too heavy when we're out hiking.

    I'm thinking something along the lines of the Ruger LCR or something similar in a S&W.

    Small,easily concealed and lightweight. Throw it in my coat pocket and be done with it.
    I think a Ruger LCR is a great idea, they have a little more power than any .380. Plus, you will forget it's there; they are only 13 ounces! Perfect for the pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatail View Post
    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
    When you get those .38s in the magazine of the LCP let us know how that went. LOL
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    If money is a concern I would go with a Tuarus 605 or 65, or a Ruger SP101 or GP100
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