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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:27 am 
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Maybe this will get a discussion going :) When I was in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, I carried a 1911 .45 ACP pistol as backup to the .45 CAP M1A3 'Grease Gun' I chose to carry over the M-16. Like LEOs, military needs a backup weapon. However, I read that some folks like backup guns for hog hunting. I will admit that I carry a .357 mag Ruger SP101 w/ CCI shot shells as backup for possible snake issues because I hunt nights in a river bottom area. I usually hunt with a rifle, but, I have hunted pigs with a pistol as well (Ruger Super Blackhawk w/ 10.5 " bbl.) When I pistol hunt, I just carry the one pistol. I usually carry about 20 rounds for the hunting weapon. I'm curious as to what you all may carry on a hunt and why :)

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:50 pm 
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I carry a Para P-12, .45 double stack in an IWB holster, Remington green box 220g JHP.

Mainly because I already have it on. It's my everyday carry. Put it on when I get dressed and take it off in the evening.

Years ago, I carried a Dan Wesson .357 with the 8" barrel on it and WInchester ballistic silvertips. It's not uncomfortable with a shoulder holster. I've shot deer out to 50yds with it.

I build holsters, so pig hunting is a good test drive for new stuff. In-n-out of the truck, walking rough terrain, climbing fences, etc.

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:53 pm 
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Usually, I'll have my carry piece on me. That right now is either a Glock 43, or a S&W Shield .45. And, it would only be used as a finisher up close if I have a disabled/wounded animal. Most of the time my rifle of choice will be in my hands.

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Although I haven't yet, I've considered taking my self defense 12 guage with 00 buckshot as a backup - it holds 9 rounds and believe me, up close, buckshot wallops!!! I might add this would be for wounded, and charging, animals at close range, of course.


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:44 pm 
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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:32 pm 
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.38 revolver.
As a side note, those who use their carry pistol should remember not to use "safety" or fragmentary bullets such as Glasser. Had a friend empty his clip on one in a pig trap. The bullets barely penetrated the thick skin. Really upset the hog! Plain solid lead is the best.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:35 pm 
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MarineBoar wrote:
but, I have hunted pigs with a pistol as well (Ruger Super Blackhawk w/ 10.5 " bbl.) When I pistol hunt, I just carry the one pistol.


Shot many hogs with the same model :clap: A few deer too,,

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:36 pm 
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OOPPS,, mine is Super Redhawk, my bad memory. Unfortunately I haven't picked up and used enough in the last 10 years to remember what the darn thing is.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:39 pm 
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I guess the original question,, about a back up.
back up aint for 4 legged critters or creepy crawlerls, it's the creepy two legged freaks that scare me most. Running in to them at night,, well, if I run into them, they aint supposed to be there, so they're up to no-good FOR SURE. That does scare me.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:01 pm 
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Kevin has an excellent point here - be prepared!


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