Sidearm for outdoor Activities

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  1. Denman

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    In my dreams, a .32 top break revolver with 3.5 inch barrel.
    In reality, nothing (usually) or a NAA Mini in .22 mag.
     
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    My 3''Sp in .357
     

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    I wanted something compact, lighweight that could carry on my HPG kit bag so I recently got this Ruger LCR
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    In NC mountains one of these usually gets carried along in an EPS holster.
    .45 Colt over .44 Magnum.
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    Man, I’ve seen some really nice guns and gear in this thread.........I swear I must be a “junkie” for this stuff; I just can’t help myself! :) :3: Of course, don’t really want to, either!;)
     
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    Everyday companion on the farm, 1924 colt police positive 38 sw. Or official police 38 special
     
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    Make certain you squirrel them away
     
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    7FFA363C-8C65-4E6F-80E9-4CE62D805240.jpeg I just picked up an SW 66-2. Has a 4” bbl and was converted to round butt somewhere along it’s journey. Carry it in an old Bianchi 5bhl. Think this one will be my carry around everywhere revolver. Have to get some decent grips for it but boy is it a comfortable carry weapon! Haven’t had a chance to really put it through its paces but it sure likes the 158 fmj loads so far.
    My P239 9mm is a nice edc for certain walks too.
     
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    That looks great! Are they Altamont grips? Do you like them? How’s felt recoil with them?

    Thanks!
     
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    Lately it has been this odd duck. A Taurus 692 3” 357 or 9mm (comes with a second cylinder). Both cylinders are 7 rounds. I wanted it in Stainless but had to settle for black, replaced the weird tracker grips with Hogue’s.
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    hi i see that you are in mexico city. i’m sure that many of us would like to learn more about your views/experiences regarding buying/carrying firearms there. how much was the ruger lcr in mexico, what about a permit, what kind of outdoor threats might you encounter? many of us, myself included, likely have misconceptions about mexico. perhaps start another thread? thank you!
     
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    image.jpeg My favorite carry gun of all time was one of the two S&W model 65 3" .357 mags.
    I had and regretfully, let both get away. They both shot to point of aim at 15-25 yards with practically any 158 grain load. Both carried well, had fixed sights of course ( nothing to break off), round butt, and great triggers. If I ever see another one.......
    Google image...but just like mine.
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    Hi Jeff, things here are not that good imo, regarding firearms and the right to have a weapon to defend yourself and your family is quite different, yes you can by law buy a gun for home defense but the gun cannot get out your home, the ammo is limited and while the actual paperwork to get one is not impossible the government / army make it complicated, there is a humongous black market were a gun for example the lcr can cost 4 - 5 times more, if you manage to get a gun you can always register but many people choose not to, regarding carrying, you need a permit to carry which is almost impossible to get unless you have resources (money or contacts) so again lots of people carry against the law, the government create this situation by not being capable to provide security *as many of you know crime and murder rates are equally to a war zone, cartels and other forms of crime organizations are very bloody so that is why people choose go rogue with the gun control, it is very complicated situation involves politics, foreign politics, corruption, circumstances and so on, I don't know if this small synthesis makes somehow a blurry picture of how things around are here.
     
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    Take a look at the Ruger LCRx in .357. I've come to really like mine.
     
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    thank you very much. your description is kind of what i expected. more on topic here, what outdoor activities do you enjoy while carrying your lcr? what threats might you face? are you hiking on public lands? sorry for the curiosity. i’ve spent many years outside the u.s., but never mexico. cheers.
     
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    They are from Eagle grips,recoil is not bad,like there ok.
     
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    Well there are awesome places here in México, unfortunately we lack of the organization and infrastructure that you are use to in the states, no park rangers, inexistent trail maintaince or signaling, maybe in a few parks around the country, but the biggest concern is insecurity, there are two main risks you face and want to avoid when in the outdoors: robbery (usually at gun point or with knifes and machetes) and worse: organized crime being this Narcos this people have lots of hideouts,labs, drug fields in the mountains in Michoacán, Guerrero, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Guadalajara and so on; "huachicoleros"(referring to groups who stole gasoline from underground's pipes, yes like Mad Max) had become a major problem in regions like Puebla and Tlaxcala they are very violent and usually entire communities have been recorded protecting them just to get free gas, another group to be aware of are clandestine lumberjacks, they get up in the mountains to cut and steal wood (not few logs but hundreds of trees) are known to be well organized and sometimes violent as well, because of this phenomena lots of people only hike in well known areas and skip camping. the best bet is to do stealth camping in my opinion. As I said before getting a carry license is almost impossible so most people carry rogue, no one carry open unless having a hunting permit that allows you to carry a hunting rifle or shotgun but hunters here do mostly on ranchs not on public land. *by saying this I want to be clear that I encourage everyone to follow the law, but also have to be realistic about how things are now, so please don't let all this scare you as I said Mexico is big and still there is a lot of wonderful places, from jungles to deserts and mountains, volcanoes and forests *I added the picture of some beautiful spots. Just one more thing I would like to address: I think some places in México right now are not safe for women to travel alone, if you happen to be interested in doing so please be extra careful, take as much intel of places you want to visit and if possible travel in a group that is my personal recommendation.
     
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    the puebla area is incredibly interesting in history, and the city center itself is gorgeous. the first library in the western hemisphere is there.
     
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    Yes Paul, one thing Mexico have is a lot of history, from ancient civilizations (aztecs, mayas, etc) the spanish conquest, and the wars and events that had shape Mexico into what is it today, I think that it could be an amazing place to live if there wasn't this levels of violence and insecurity we see today, but culturally speaking yes is is very rich and interesting, glad you have been here!
     
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    Until recently, my Single Six(bottom). 22lr seemed like plenty when the biggest predators around were coyotes. But, the last few years have seen a marked rise in run-ins with black bear, cougar, and wolves( saw a couple of them along the highway a couple weeks ago). Something with a bit more wallop than a 22lr is a little comforting. I was packing my 38spl snubbie(Rossi 351) , but now I carry my Single Seven. 327 mag has more "oomph" than a 38, while still being OK(with proper loads) for small game hunting.
     
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    New handgun that would be very suitable for hiking just about anywhere. 1911 in 10mm. It fits nicely in a Hill Peoples Fear chest kit.
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    I live in a rather rural area with nothing but woods around my house. We have had a sharp spike in the amount of black bears in the area, although none have been spotted in the yard....yet. Also coyotes are extremely common here, are significantly larger than their western cousins and are getting bolder. For those reasons when I’m in the woods, or taking the dog out at night, I carry something with a little bit of knock down power. My preference is for the good old .45, usually in a 1911 A1 or my new favorite, a Vaquero. For plinking I really like my grandfather’s old Colt Officers Model in .22 long.
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    4.2” SS Ruger GP100 in .357.
     
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    Depends on what I'm doing. During hunting season (which is long here in Alabama), I usually have one of my .44 specials on me - an old model Ruger Flattop 4 5/8" I had converted to .44 or my S&W M-24-3 4" . Outside of hunting season, it's a S&W M-60-4 (3" adjustable sight .38 special) or a stainless Charter Arms Pathfinder .22 LR. Only have a picture of the Ruger .44 special right now, shown with Randall 23; another great woods companion .

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    Nice revolver and nice calibre.
     
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    Never had one (had a 4” 66), but I have long thought a 3” 65 might well be the ultimate handgun.
     
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    There are some nice photos here but I lost all my guns in a ship reck and I don't have any more. I think the knives sank as well. Who is watching?
     
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    We may never know but know SOMEONE ALWAYS IS. And they usually aint someone you would want to know. :mad::mad::mad:

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    The sidearm choice depends entirely on the outdoor activity for me. That said, more often than not, it is going to be a .44 Mag, or .45 ACP of some flavor.



    This 29-2 is a good example:

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    or Glock .45 ACPs such as this this G30S that I did some slight frame mods to better suit my size XL hands.

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