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think through your back-up handgun choice carefully

Old 10-29-2023, 09:57 AM
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Default think through your back-up handgun choice carefully

a great example of why you don't select and use smaller caliber semi auto handguns,

on larger game for effective defense,
if this guy gets that result on what appears to be a 45lb-60lb hog,
just imagine how useless it would be on a pissed off 350lb-600lb bear
,if your forced to shoot it with that handgun, at point blank range!
now I don't know the caliber but I suspect it's a 9mm.
yeah the shots will likely eventually prove to be lethal,
but in the meantime that hog or bear could do a great deal of damage to your anatomy,
or be lost, far further away than you might imagine in the brush.

I had a friend get 35 plus stitches in his legs from a hog he shot with a 9mm handgun
loaded with 115 grain hollow points over 8 times before and after it knocked him off his feet
his buddy killed the hog with a 12 ga. shotgun , loaded with #6 birdshot fired into the hogs head at less than 3 feet
they were out bird hunting and never intended or expected to be charged by a pissed off hog

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Old 11-03-2023, 12:50 AM
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There's no picture showing but I completely agree with the thinking on this. The Police or CCW calibers don't seem to have enough oomph to get the job done quickly and safely. I recently went through the same thinking for a backup pistol while field dressing deer (in case a bear or lion wants to argue about a buck down). I'm still trying to find a 41 or 44 caliber pistol that I like for the job but did pick up a Glock 20 (10mm).
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