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Defense against 2 legged vermin
4.59%
Defense against 4 legged vermin
8.26%
Dispatch wounded game
7.34%
Take small game (coyote, grouse, squirrle, etc)
6.42%
Back up (if legal) to rifle
6.42%
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32.11%
Don't know why, just do
0.92%
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Why do you carry a side arm while hunting?

Old 04-30-2006, 01:31 AM
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I watched to many western movies and found out that when you run out of bullets you can throw your sidearm at what ever you can't hit with the bullets..It's like 2 weapons in one....
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:33 AM
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I watched to many western movies and found out that when you run out of bullets you can throw your sidearm at what ever you can't hit with the bullets..It's like 2 weapons in one....

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Old 04-30-2006, 09:07 AM
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ORIGINAL: smokeman

I watched to many western movies and found out that when you run out of bullets you can throw your sidearm at what ever you can't hit with the bullets..It's like 2 weapons in one....
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:42 AM
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I don't carry a pistol while hunting but I wouldn't mind. It's strickly for protection. You can't shoot a rifle fast enough when it's up close and personal.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:00 PM
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Default RE: Why do you carry a side arm while hunting?

My primary reason is that I hunt with a handgun

I like to hunt squirrels and deer with a handgun

I watched to many western movies and found out that when you run out of bullets you can throw your sidearm at what ever you can't hit with the bullets..It's like 2 weapons in one....
If you you run out of bullets you can use it like a hammer
And beat the snot out of what you were shooting at

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Old 05-09-2006, 10:54 AM
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YEs - Jimmy might need it!
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:28 PM
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Because I hunt in the highest population densityof g-bears in the lower 48 states. And I'm just not going to sit there and let one chew on me if in the very minute chance I get one irritated enough to jump on me.
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: smokechaser

had close encounters with mountain lions two archery seasons in a row and that made it an easy choice to get a .357 mag. and the bear population is increasing quite a bit where i hunt and at least one is a griz.
but if i run into that griz the pistol is probably gonna be more for me than the bear.
FMJ should be good enough for any skull in NA to 25yd. I hope.
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