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Question for the country boys

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Saddlebag Preacher, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Saddlebag Preacher

    Saddlebag Preacher Well-Known Member

    I'm not discriminating against the city folks, but their carry handgun requirements may be different.

    How many of you may change and carry a different handgun according to what you are doing?

    I just thought about this because I just got done bushhogging and have on my Ruger NV .45 in a merkle highrise holster. It's cool today, so I can put on my denim jacket to go get some diesel fuel and stay ccw, but have it in the field if I need it.

    If I have on my coveralls, I have a Uberti .45 sheriff (no ejector) birdshead that fits in my right pocket perfectly.

    This summer when it was so hot, my town gun is a KelTec PF-9 in a pocket holster, cargo pants or shorts, or Levi Dockers.

    My Glock 22 is for when I can wear a coat or suit and for trips to the big city.It is also my bedside gun because it has a light and laser on it. (Dark out here)

    During squrriel hunting (until it get colder), I have a .22 Single Action I carry with the full brass crimped snake loads just in case old copper is around.

    So I realized I may change and carry 2 or more different guns in one day according to what the day brings.

    Can anyone relate?
  2. LordDunsany

    LordDunsany Well-Known Member

    I live in town but also have a place in the country. In general I CC a 9mm in town for defense against two-legged critters. At the farm or out hunting I generally carry a heavy revolver - GP100 or Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt. The handgun is part of my country uniform regardless of the activity. If I need to run to town I just cover it up.

    Generally I prefer heavier armament in the outdoors, but will still carry a .38 or 9mm now and then.

  3. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    Us rural boys are more used to using handguns as the multipurpose tool they are, and can appreciate carrying a gun that's suited for what we need it for at the time.....
    while a lot of people have one for one purpose: to protect themselves from an aggressive and dangerous human attacker.
    As such, a .22 pistol might be just the cats meow for backpacking or hiking...I love a good "kit gun", or camping gun
    while for others it is the worst possible because they need a "combat" worthy handgun. Most "combat" handguns usually aren't suited for any of the roles really well filled by the "kit" gun.
    As the technology advances, the two genres (combat handguns and "kit" or hiking/hunting handguns) have drifted far apart as each has become more specialized, and with the exception of a few, mostly revolvers, most handguns aren't really suited to doing both.

    I'll always have a pm40 on me or in my car... that said, this last year I've also carried
    a 1911, for that coyote I kept seeing while driving up and down the driveway
    a ruger mkIII for grouse season

    I try not to have a "gun of the day" for any kind of social gun...I would prefer familiarity over style
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  4. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    I have nothing against swapping out long guns at need... having the right long gun makes keeping a favorite 38 for all "secondary" applications easy and acceptable in my mind.
  5. Lawdawg45

    Lawdawg45 Well-Known Member

    I'm with ya Preacher, especially now in Deer season. My hunting takes me to the deep woods of Southern Indiana, and my Vaquero Sheriff's model is on my hip, along with my Henry rifle or shotgun in the truck. I either carry a J frame at other times or a 1911 as the situation dictates, but never feel outgunned with the old SA.;)

  6. mavracer

    mavracer Well-Known Member

    I always have my pocket gun. But will add something to my belt whenever I feel the need and yes it changes quite often as I'll grab whatever tool I think I'm likely to use.
    I don't worry a whole lot about getting caught with the wrong tool, I'm pretty good at improvising.
  7. iblong

    iblong Well-Known Member

    I dont switch out that much any more used use my 4" 357 for woods walking
    durring the hunting season,Now I use what I carry summer its a compact 1911
    winter its a government modle.I do add a truck gun which is either my marlin 982vs 22 mag bolt gun or my Mini 14 under the back seat one or the other stays there untill spring.
  8. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    Different tools for different locations, different clothing, and different possible threats.

    Yes, I carry different guns at different times.
  9. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    Here in N.E. Ohio we don't have the hog or other larger critters that plague some of the southern and western states. I carry either my normal (1911) and vary the holster or switch to a .22 revolver if doing odd chores and think I might run across small critters that need to be shot.
  10. loose noose

    loose noose Well-Known Member

    Here in Southern Nevada, we had a really hot summer, so mostly I carried my very compact .380, in which I shoot the Hornady Critical defense. I also have a American Derringer in .38 double action, which fits nicely into cargo shorts, again Critical Defense ammo. However when the weather gets cool I carry my Colt .45acp on my hip, or my Springfield XD in .40 on my shoulder holster. I live out in the boonies so I have plenty of time to become proficient with all of them, which is of the utmost importance.;)
  11. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    I live about 13 miles by road out of town. That includes 3.5 miles of county road, 0.6 miles of a common road I share with one other family and 1/4 miles of private drive.

    I will typically carry one of three hand guns:

    A Kimber Custom Classic .45 in a tuckable holster I made myself.

    A Colt Woodsman made in 1938

    A Colt New Service in .45 Colt made in 1906

    The latter two are carried when hiking or riding in the woods.
  12. Mobuck

    Mobuck member

    My regular "chore gun" is a Ruger 22/45 stls carried in an over-the-shoulder bandalero holster. Easy on or off and not in the way most of the time. Starting with firearms deer season, I'll be packing either a 6" GP100 crossdraw or 4 5/8" Super Blackhawk in a flapped strong side. None of these would be a first choice CCW handgun but all would do the job if needed.
    I live in an open carry state so a trip to town is not a problem with any of those mentioned.
  13. Mykey

    Mykey Well-Known Member

    Been carrying a Glock 36 everywhere. I just recently purchased a Kahr CM9 that i will be carrying as my conceal carry weapon as soon as i put it through the recommended break in period and the Glock will be mainly for home defense. When working on deer stands or fishing i carry a 357 mag with a 6" barrel for snakes.
  14. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    ^ funny you should mention a g36

    I had been using one as a dual purpose role but could never get comfortable carrying its shape.

    So earlier in the week I decided to revert back to my 905 9mm revolver for social stuff and trade the glock in on something more outdoors suited.

    I ended up with a scandium s&w 386xl

    30 oz (feels lighter gotta weigh)
    6' barrel
    7 shots
    357 mag

    Rides on my hip like pure happy and conceales surprisingly well

    posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complaints about
  15. Captcurt

    Captcurt Well-Known Member

    My carry guns get changed about as often as my socks.
  16. montanaoffroader

    montanaoffroader Well-Known Member

    If I'm hiking up around the Front, it's a Super Blackhawk .44 Mag. Down in the Little Belts, a King Cobra or a 22/45. Around town a Makarov 9x18.
  17. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    That seems like a silly thing to do.......unless you have really gnarly socks.
  18. RaceM

    RaceM Well-Known Member

    My usual carry is a .38, but i wanna downsize to a .22 convertible with the extra cylinder in its own belt pouch. The .38's a bit much for varmint blasting at need (just popped a raccoon in the shop the other day). For out at the farm in the deep boonies I won't settle for less than my 6" GP100 on my hip or in a shoulder rig. Car/truck gun would be the .38 full of hollow points.
  19. msrfrog

    msrfrog Well-Known Member

    not yet having my ccw for the peoples republic of new york but I have a plan for when I get mine.
    there are alot of bears around me so I will need some thing for that..40 cal ?cz or m&P OR BERSA
    and a .22 for fun SR22
  20. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Around the farm, it's just an old Ruger Single Six (22mag)..I don't have any man eating beasts in my neck of the woods to worry about while mending fences, etc.

    Trip to town, Colt Commander.

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