Depends on where I would be going, and if I was carring a long arm. Either a Ruger MK1 in .22 or a Colt Trooper MKIII in .357 mag (6' bbl on the Colt, 4 3/4 on the Ruger)
FA M-97 4 1/4" .44 SPL or a 4" S&W 629, both in a chest rig or in my pack depending on where I am. Both are powerful, take snake shot, are SS, and are accurate.
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My favorite woods pistol was a Ruger Mk II, which I no longer have.
My favorite woods revolver is my Ruger Single-Six. (still have this one)
I have always loved the Western Single-Action revolver. Just a die hard Lone Ranger and Wild Bill Hickok fan, I guess! Besides, I like the way they feel in the hand and the way they shoot. They're unlike any other handgun.
This is what I call my multi purpose gun. The 686 serves my needs for hunting, Plinking, home def. bush whacking and camp partner. She hits hard with a recoil easily managed, and 38s are a blast to shoot all day long.
My woods pistol is a taurus 94 stainless 2" barrel small enough to carry all day minute of squirrel @ 50 ft teamed with a H&R single shot shotgun if I am more in the hunting mood it works for me
Freedom Arms 97 4 1/4" 357 mag w/ express sights--but--I'm looking to pick up a Henry 22 mares leg this year- and that well may become my favorite
I'm not complicated. My 45's do the trick for anything I need to shoot. They ride on my right hip daily in 3,4, & 5" variants. The weather, and clothing choices generally make the difference in what I carry. But when I'm in the bush my 5" is normally my partner for the trip.
Weight on my carry sidearm is a non issue for me, but I carry every day on duty and am used to it. I enjoy the accuracy I get out of the 5" 1911 and the natural "point" I experience with it. I don't often encounter two legged predators in the bush, but if I did...
Anyway I'm getting long winded. It's my fav bush gun because I trust it. Because I have time on the gun. And because it just "feels right."
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