Sidearm choices

Sidearm for archery?

  • Glock 22

    Votes: 6 18.2%
  • Glock 23

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • Glock 29

    Votes: 13 39.4%
  • Glock 43 x

    Votes: 9 27.3%
  • Glock 26

    Votes: 2 6.1%

  • Total voters
    33

Buffinnut

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I like 9mm and currently run a 19 daily and when hunting. I will go to a 17 at some point. Hell I already carry with a g17 mag in my 19 half the time anyway
 

Rockwell

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Can't really ever go wrong with a 10mm, the missing tid bit is where are you hunting as that could add some weight in what one would suggest.
 

kid44

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Not one of the choices but I wild pick one of my .44 magnums. Ruger SBH or S&W Model 29.
 

spur60

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I don't hunt in bear country so my sidearm would be my EDC. Currently G43, about to be G48 MOS with shield 15 round mags.
 

dieselchessy

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429PD generally, or a Kahr CM9 if carrying a 9mm.

If it was going to be a Glock it would be a 20. Did it for a while and now have the 429PD. The Glock is thinner, but heavier than the revolver.

If was going to carry a Glock 9mm in the field it would be a 17 or 19.
 

Wapiti1

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No none of the above choice? I also don't own any of the Glock's you list. I have a 21 and a 30. Neither goes hunting with me.

Need more info. Sidearm where? In Colorado? Southwest Montana? Near a meth lab in Arkansas?

Jeremy
 

AZ_Hunter_2000

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I don'f often carry in AZ while hunting. If I happen to be carrying, it is a 9mm.

If I am in an area with a lot of "north bound" traffic then it is loaded with self-defense ammo. If I am in area with black bear, then it is loaded with Buffalo Bore.

Take whichever one you shoot the fastest and most accurately. Otherwise make sure the handgun has plenty of lube for when it gets shoved up your bum. No different that which rifle to take in grizzly country. You're better off taking your much maligned 6.5 CM that you can get a fast CNS shot each and every time rather than your manly 338 WM that you are scared of.
 

van zan

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I'm carrying a HK in 45 acp. The slim version of the mod 23. Running plus p's with hard cast bullets for my back up. Eats the hard cast like a fat boy in a candy store. A 10mm would be better but I am set up for and familiar with the HK.
 

Dirt Wagon

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I think it matters entirely where you hunting. If there are bears or mountain lions in your area I'd want something with more punch.

I'm in the South East so I usually just carry my yard gun, a PX4 in 45 acp. If I were in a more dangerous area I'd want to carry a 454 Casull or 480 Ruger Super Redhawk. I used to own one in 454 Casull but sold it since it was more than my area needed & I had my eye on something else at the time.
 

Packin_packout

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Glock 20 when running in wyoming / montana / idaho / colorado / utah / new mexico / arizona ( north of i-10)

Glock 17 or 19 in texas & especially in arizona once you get south of I-10...with two extra mags.

Texas problem is meth labs & grow sites and occasionally hogs. Arizona is crews transporting drug loads north...same for texas on padre sea shore and southern border areas. None of the above are fun to run into and are usually in places most people won't go which mean places that dedicated hunters will go unfortunately. High % of the two legged issues have been in TX,AZ,NM. High % of the 4 legged issues have been in WY/MT.

Always have a light on it + some meprolight or trijicon sights.

Whatever you choose...practice with it...including drawing from holster. A lot. I almost never walk anywhere with my bow wrist loop on nowadays. Makes it impossible to get your pistol if you need it.
 

tomatz

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May 16, 2019
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Lightweight carry, Smith 429PD, airweight .44. I also own a Glock 19 for day to day carry, Glock 20C if weight isn’t an issue. I did buy a Glock 19x also, might replace th regular 19 with it at times.
 

GIS

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Non-bear country: Sig p365 9mm

Bear country: 1911 in 10mm

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