Poll: For woods carry...
.40 S&W
.357sig
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Woods carry: .40 S&W or .357sig?
#1
Of these two calibers, what would you prefer to carry in the woods (hiking, camping, fishing etc)?  And why?
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#2
40S&W just for the ease/cost of getting ammo...

( tho I think the 357 sig is a pretty hot round and better, esp if you reload )

I usu carry the G20 and fire 40 in it now and then ( not a steady diet but it works fine if needed )
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#3
Not on your list, but I would just carry my 9mm. Reason being there is nothing in woods around that the 9mm couldn't handle.

Although, was having talk with our CFO and he is planning a hunting trip at west (which he does once or twice a year) and he was looking at switching from his 357 revolver and looking at a Glock 20. He was trying to decide between the 10mm (Glock 20) and 45 auto (Glock 21) and I said for animals, I would go with 10mm as the back up. Although my preference is a 12 gauge with slugs which can convince most critters you aren't worth the effort, but it isn't that easy to lug around to long guns.

With all that being said, I would go with 40 cal., but again our threats aren't that great around here. Rattlesnakes, cotton mouths, and copperheads (410 is perfect for these) are the critters I don't like in the woods, with the two biggest threats to my health being ticks and mosquitoes (maybe this is where you are supposed to use that .9mm that the media always talks about).


See told you those snakes were a problem: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/05/2...=obnetwork
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#4
.40... just because 10mm is better than 9mm.
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#5
Boss,in Fla i'd carry .357mag.You got hogs/snakes/cougars.I've got a .357 marlin,my .5 has a .41mag marlin.'08.
If you look like food,you will be eaten.


I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
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#6
Neither would be my first choice, but I'll take something heavy and fast in 40 if I must.
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#7
Snagged another G22 yesterday.  Looks to be in excellent condition with Trijicon night sights that seller said were about a year old.  Picked it up for $425.  This gives me two G22's (I sold another one a while back for a tidy profit I couldn't pass up).  I'm going to make one of them my dedicated 'woods' gun.  The .357sig barrel isn't really a 'need' but fun/interesting to consider.  I think I'd feel fine with a .40 loaded with sixteen 180 grain rounds (likely FMJ for the woods although I'll have to review the penetration of the WWB JHP).
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#8
180grn SXTS.'08.
If you look like food,you will be eaten.


I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
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#9
I really don't have a dog in this hunt, but I voted .357 sig. I would load a hot 140gr coated SWC running about 1350fps.

If I was taking a walk in the woods I would have the 44 strapped on unless I had the 45GAP. Wait, I carry the 45GAP most of the time now.
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#10
.40 because .043 more and I actually own one.

But have been out with 9mm, and .45 as well. .357 Mag would be my personal choice given anything....

Round nose for woods whatever caliber.
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