Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by ZugBug, Jan 30, 2006.
How bout a 9' 8wt Winston Boron BIIX
mmmm....that's tempting Patrick, but I'm holding out for a 10' rod. I have a guy interested in outright purchase. If that doen't pan out maybe you want to let go of your XD????
wouldn't find me carrying that thing in alaska, you will just piss them off. personally, i'm more afraid of most of the gun carrying guys i have seen than the bears and i have seen a bunch of those bears. if you have to carry let it be a
shotgun. i just don't carry. personal decision--tony--
OK, I guess some don't know the joke, so I'll elaborate.
A tall, southern braggart walks (swaggers) in to a gun store and declares he is going to AK and needs the biggest handgun made (this is an old joke and back then it as a 44 Mag). The proprietor responds, "Certainly Sir. Here you go. This is a Smith & Wesson 44Mag. The most powerful handgun on the planet."
"Great! I'll take it and a box of ammo and a holster."
"Sir, can I suggest a slight modification to the weapon before you leave?"
"For an extra $10 I can file that front sight down for you, if you like."
"Is that so I can aim faster if I run into a big Griz at close range?"
"No sir. It's so that after you empty your cylinder into the bear and really piss him off it won't hurt so bad when he shoves that thing up your...."
I bought an HK USP Compact .40 S&W in late November. Already put 2500 rounds through it (some of the dirtiest stuff you can buy) and have not had a single jam, misfire or failure to feed. Love it! Went shooting with my girlfriends dad, he had a Springfield XD .40, very highly rated gun, jamed four times, however, we were using crap ammo.
i found on the XD you really need to smooth the feeder down with some fine grit sanding paper. It made for a lot smoother and easier load of the rounds. I absolutely love my XD40...just my input :thumb:
I have heard a lot of great things about the XD, and know several people who are impressed. They are a lot cheaper than the HK I have too!
Price reduced to $400 firm. Last chance before it goes on consignment at the gun shop.
That's a great price for a dishwasher-safe gun. If I didn't already have a Tarus titanium .357, I'd be all over this.
I am very interested. Is it still available?
Sent you a PM.
Not carrying is good; but carrying a shotgun would be worse than carrying pepper spray--a 12 ga slug has less energy than a 30:30 or .357 mag, I believe and I've seen them smear across a deer shoulder blade rather than penetrate; buckshot would be even worse; birdshot, you could blind the bear, but they have a good sense of smell; my wife has a .338 Winchester Magnum for grizzlies & stuff on our northern rafting & fishing trips; she can handle it and I wouldn't want her trying a .458 or .460. So farr the .338 mag has worked well; we have yet to even see a bear when we had it. :thumb:
p.s. I sometimes carry a Springfield Armory compact .45 ACP (nicely balanced, small frame, 5 shot); would never shoot a bear with it but it can make lots of noise.
You guys are all right about the bear guns. You really need the whomp that a rifle carries. The field station I lived at on the north slope for a while had a short-barreled .470 that was supposedly used for bears. The best protection against bears is common sense -- if a bear attacks or acts aggresively towards you then you're doing something wrong. Anyone see that Discovery Channel program on the Grizzly Man? Now that guy had some loose screws. All of my bear encounters ended peacefully (and all I ever had was pepper spray) just by acting calmly and backing away, but Alaskan bears are a whole different ball-game than even the griz we get over here in MT. I guess you guys have some griz in WA too -- NCNP?... Hey Kent -- you founded a branch over there yet? Just got the First United Church of Ontario of the Flying Spaghetti Monster founded in Canada...