.380 ACP in the woods

This is a discussion on .380 ACP in the woods within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by QKShooter It is not ever wise to attempt to perforate and eliminate potentially dangerous animals with sub-effective handgun calibers. This right here... ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    It is not ever wise to attempt to perforate and eliminate potentially dangerous animals with sub-effective handgun calibers.
    This right here...

    Now that we have learned our lesson for the day. It time for recess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    This right here...

    Now that we have learned our lesson for the day. It time for recess.
    Does this mean no more DA questions about inferior calibers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejib View Post
    Does this mean no more DA questions about inferior calibers?
    LMAO, we can only hope....
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    when it becomes acceptable, indeed--expected of one to state the obvious;
    it has made being an idiot acceptable in society at large.
    Be aware, be deliberate in your actions and be accurate.
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    Unfortunately, that time has long since passed.
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    kinda harsh today, aren't we?

    must be the heat wave

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    Possibly harsh but, as a general statement, it is what it is, weather notwithstanding.
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    Your wife likes lightweight guns & likes to SHOP, hmmm, me thinks we're on to something.
    A well stocked gunshop vist is in your future, you know your wife & how to steer her to something with more horsepower
    than a .355 bore diamater can offer. I mean if your going to carry in the forest miles from backup, with limited or no cell phone coverage, one should take a step or two up.

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    I suggest you let her carry what she wants. However I suggest you get some bear spray for her to carry as well. Still nice and light and you aren't going to make her mad by forcing her to do what you want. Don't forget a bell of some sort to let the bears and other critters know you are coming. They prefer to avoid people when it's possible.

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    All gun calibers are going to fall short of the desired result, I've abandoned the caliber war entirely: the only solution is to carry a tactical nuke around with you.

    I'm still waiting on my Galco holster to arrive for this puppy: nuclear-missile.jpg

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    Go with buying her a .45:

    1. Much Better stopping power;

    2. She already likes a .45;

    3. She LIKES to shop--this includes a good pistol and ALL the related gear

    Let her try something like a Kimber lightweight (alloy frame) Ultra (3") or Pro--(4" commander-sized) with Lightweight alloy frame)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Of course there's always "bear spray" which is probably more effective than a .380
    Thanks, good idea, as she still will not carry more than the .380 ACP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAm_Not_Lost View Post
    I would be ecstatic if my wife was willing to carry a gun at all!...If a 9mm (what kind does she have?) is too heavy for her then it seems unlikely she will be able to carry a gun chambered in a caliber effective enough to be a good animal defense gun...
    I am happy she "wants" to carry something. It is an odd mix. She only wants to carry something OC when taking a hike, something that will not be bulky or heavy, but still easy to CC under an ubtucked shirt / coat, etc. It is a realy mix that I can understand, easy access but light.

    To bulky includes her P99C, but the LCP is perfect (in her opinion).. She has mentioned slim carries (Walther PPS, Kahr, and the Taurus PT 709 Slim) in the past. They have 40 versions, might consider that, but not sure it is worth the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    i'm thinking that if her chosen woods carry is a 380
    that part B of her plan is that she can run faster than you...
    lol...interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejib View Post
    I think it's just kinda odd that people still post questions about:
    a) How big a gun to carry in the woods? (4000 unarmed walking trail miles and still ticking...)
    b) Is .380 a decent round for ___________? (The answer is still always "No".)
    c) What's the best round for ___________? (Hint: The biggest you can carry)
    You are not getting that it has more to do with should I care if the choice is between .380, a 9mm, or .45. I'm happy she carries, and believe it is better than nothing. I don't agree that a 380 is just good enough as a warning shot vs some 4 legged (as others have posted). If you are going to fire, make the shots good.

    Not an odd post if you read to understand the question. Others might have some insights that will help me communicate my concern. What I value most about the forum.
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