I'd like to apologize again for the poorly worded and confusing post that I made on carry pistols.I was stretched for time and the details of that topic are complex with all its variables. I'll do this a little different! Before I start and if you fine men will humor me for a paragraph or two I'd like to say something of importance to me. We need to work together to use this fantastic website for what it is, a huge learning, teaching and mentoring tool.We are the last of our kind in this culture, and there are many people out there that can learn from your skills , wisdom, and creativity. Its our responsibility to give , teach and handdown in a positive manner. If I sound passionate about that it is because I am. We all come from varying lifestyles and parts of the country. We sometimes have very different ideas and skill sets. My hope in this posting, and many more, is that we can all learn from each others experiences, wisdom, and talents. Let us all hear about your favorite Woods carry handgun, and Why it is your choice. Tell us a few reasons why. I'll start it off. I have two favorite woods handguns . They are both revolvers. A sw 629 mountain gun in 44mag and a sw 34 kit gun in 22lr.They both carry 4 inch barrels The 629 I carry in a bianchi cyclone holster throughout hunting season in the fall and winter.I have come to love this revolver over the years, for many reasons. A few of them are; 1. I shoot it extremely well 2. Carries well for weight and size , crossdraw or strongside 3. The caliber allows me to reload a multitude of different loadings , light to heavy, in 44spl. or 44mag, giving me lots of options. 4. Ive never yet been able to find another large caliber handgun that could take this ones place on what it will do all around in the woods. The Model 34 J frame kit gun is my woods gun is my choice in the spring and summer. You all might find this a little strange that I would choose a 22lr. I do for these reasons; 1. The ability to shoot large numbers of cheap ammo for practice to keep my skills sharp. 2. This little revolver just seems to hit what i aim at. Ive fired it so much, on so many different targets and small game animals that my confidence is extremely high with it. 3. Its a pleasure to carry, due to its lightweight and small size. 4.Many of you might feel that a 22lr is too small for a woods gun. I live in the rural midwest.[If I lived in bear or big cat country this caliber would not be my choice]. I have dispatched many critters with it over the years.W ild canines are not a match for the little guns effectiveness. This revolver has taken numerous livestock animals and the majority of all canine size animals and smaller in my area. 5.The two legged kind of critter I'm a little under gunned, but I still have confidence that the ole model 34 could get me out of pinch if need be.At least it would be better than a slingshot! 6. Quality, accurate 22lr revolvers and automatics are just plain fun shoot!!! They are also the perfect handgun to teach a young or novice shooter with. So now, tell us about your Favorite Woods handgun and Why! Have a Good Un and Take Care! .