Best Hand Gun to carry while Fly Fishing... Chest holster.

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Mike Wilson, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    All I know is John wayne never packed a glock!!!
     
  2. ribka

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    or carried bear spray
     
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    I usually carry a small Ruger SP101 in .357 magnum. Light and stainless steel just in case I dunk it.
     
  4. Benjy

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    Killer elk laying in wait for the unsuspecting fisherman. I needed a good laugh!
     
  5. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    I thought about this in the last week, while cutting firewood, with a Glock on my right hip that was getting a steady spray of wood chips from my chainsaw. I just blew the dust off and put it back in the holster when I got home.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    S&W 38 special, compact, ready to rock and plenty of punch!
     
  7. gearhead

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    Nothing beats a glock for reliability. a .40cal my vote G22 OR G35. get a G17 9mm, and ya can stuff a 33 round clip in your pack, although a bear may only like the scratching that a 9mm can provide.
     
  8. TB

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    I tend towards the .45 ACP, or LC. I'm more concerned about the two legged predators than the 4, so I consider the ACP adequate for the larger majority of occasions I may need it, yet not too small to stop a charge if needed. It may take multiple rounds, but that 230gr. slug has real good terminal ballistics. I like the .45LC too because I will cut off a .410 shell and put one or two in the cylinder for snake shot, and still have a few rounds that will take down anything else. When in large game country that could become dangerous game if the conditions were just right, I can use some of my hand loads in the Ruger, that develop more energy than factory .44mags. are loaded too, and a 325gr. slug has better terminal ballistics yet.

    Ultimately though, you want to carry the largest caliber you can hit what you intend to with.
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Ruger Redhawk 444-KHR with this holster. http://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/Chest_Holsters.php

    Never rusts, you can use it to drive tent spikes, and if you don't actually hit the beast, the flash and thunder will send it and every frickin living thing within sight scampering off.
     
  10. Bob Balder

    Bob Balder Willing to learn anything...

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    Dude....CWP, GNP, AR, FA.....word up will ya? .....we aren't texting here.
     
  11. KerryS

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    .357 stainless wheel gun. You can bury in the mud, rinse it off in the river and start shooting. Light enough to pack even under your arm but still heavy enough to drop most anything you will run into south of AK.
     
  12. gearhead

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    and you get six tries to git-r-done.
     
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    With a .357 you shouldn't need more---unless there's more targets.
     
  14. gearhead

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    there are always more targets, havn't you been watching the "walking dead"
     
  15. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    No, but I have encountered a few "walking heads" & other undesirable entities while out & about. I'll continue to carry my insurance policy of choice . . . a venerable 1911 that is ultra reliable (I know 'cuz I shoot it . . . a lot!). Not dissing Glocks . . . they are fine handguns as are the Springfield XDs (one of which I also have); Glocks just don't "fit" me well. Carry something with which you practice & and are proficient or carry nothing and rely on the chance that you will never need to defend yourself . . . it's an individual choice. Given an option in a deadly-threat scenario, I'd much rather pay an attorney than have my Kids pay a mortician, but that's just my opinion. FYI . . . a can of wasp & hornet spray is another option to bear spray & there's more of it & it sprays farther (there is a can within reach just inside my front entryway, in the event that a wasp with evil intentions happens to come to my door. I guess at 64 I'm one of the 2 "p's" again . . . prepared or paranoid, because undesirable things like home invasion can't happen to me?).