Backup Handgun

kid44

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A lot of guys carry a backup handgun, especially hunting, or traveling in bear country. If you carry a backup handgun what do you tend to carry? What gun, what caliber and how do you carry it? I opt for a .44 magnum or a .454 Casull, both carried in a chest holster.
 

JMDavies

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I run a .44 but am considering buying a 10mm. I try to keep it as accessible as possible, but usually get tired of it getting in the way and it ends up in my pack.
 
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kid44

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Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull in a Blackhawk holster on my pack belt.
My .454 is the Ruger Toklat. Some say it is a version of the Alaskan, some may have had "Alaskan" etched on the side.
 

rob86jeep

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I have a Glock 20 (10mm) but after doing some reading/research I think i'll end up carrying my Glock 19 (9mm) instead. I don't live/hunt in Grizzly country though.
 

freedomhunter25

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I have a Glock 20 (10mm) but after doing some reading/research I think i'll end up carrying my Glock 19 (9mm) instead. I don't live/hunt in Grizzly country though.
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I agree , I carry a 9mm most of the time small ,compact . but if I was in bear country for sure , id carry the 10
 

CoffeeGoat

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FNX-45 tactical running 45 super in a Kenai chest harness. Someday I might get it upgraded to run 460 rowland, but 45 super is pretty stiff. I wanted a 10mm but I couldn't find one that fit my hand, besides 45 acp is cheaper to practice with.
 

robtattoo

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4-3/4" Ruger SBH .44 loaded warm with 310gn hard cast in an Alaris Tactical, Kodiak chest holster when I'm in big bear country.
S&W 32-1 with 150gn hard cast everywhere else.
 

Logan80

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I really like my Ruger SP101 in .357 with a 4" barrel. I carry it in a belt holster loaded with hardcast bullets. It's compact, stainless, has plenty of punch, and is a legal hunting weapon in Washington State (4" barrel min).
 

HRH2K

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I really like my Ruger SP101 in .357 with a 4" barrel. I carry it in a belt holster loaded with hardcast bullets. It's compact, stainless, has plenty of punch, and is a legal hunting weapon in Washington State (4" barrel min).
I often pack the same! 158 cast over plenty of Alliant 2400 has a lot of power for the weight.
 

HuntHarder

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Glock .380 when i'm not in grizzly country. Basically only for 2 legged foes. Glock 29 10mm if i'm worried about bears.
 

Shraggs

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Lower 48 in big country glock 20 sf 10 mm in shoulder rig I can sleep in

Lower 48 no bears s&w airlite 38 spl, same carry

if I ever make yo Alaska the I’ll carry my s&w 629 44 mag, same carry
 

5MilesBack

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I don't carry a backup handgun while hunting.......I just carry my primary carry Glock 20. But in every day life I occasionally also carry my backup, a Ruger LCP .380 with laser sight.
 
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