Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 460Shooter, May 29, 2020.
It's hard to beat a good ol .45 for sd.
I made a change to my carry choice while in WI.
My LCPII and Taurus 415 were switched out for my S&W 442 loaded with 158 grain XTP.
We made several nice hikes and enjoyed driving the scenic roads.
I got a kick out of the rattlesnake looking into the window of the Walker sisters cabin.
So you're a lefty, huh? Never had much use at all for you lef... oh wait, that kind of lefty. Sorry!
Awesome photos. I really need to get back to the smokies. Will have to be next year since this year's trip is already booked. Thanks for posting the photos to remind me that scenic mountain beauty is not just in the Rockies
I hope you post some pictures from your vacation here!!!
Loaded up about 100rds and had a lil quality time by myself.......
GLOCK 44 & Ruger 10/22 stainless.
I recognize Cades Cove. We were there one day ahead of you. We just missed you guys.
@EMC45 & @Armored farmer we seldom make a trip to the Smokies and don't go to Cades Cove. We were there on 6/30 & 7/5.
We try get there early (not as early as Armored farmer) to avoid the bear jams. We hike to Abrams Falls most of our trips. I have seen bears on the trail, but the biggest thing I find is people that under prepare for the trail by not taking enough water.
If anyone has hike recommendations please let me know. I will be back to the Smokies on 7/31.
Saw a lot of cool animals and birds. Had a great time. Even saw a small crocidile!
.. Stopped at the small shooting range on the way out and ventilated some paper targets even though I wanted to ventilate a red squirrel.
. Regular (gray) squirrel season starts in Sept. so I may as well start practicing now. Good summertime fun.
....... Thanks. It got traded in at the LGS and I grabbed it shortly thereafter back in late April. Still getting used to it but so far I'm liking it. Always liked those Ruger Mark series pistols, have shot a few but never owned one until this year. Serial number places it as 1971 production and it's beautiful except for some bluing wear around the muzzle. LGS owner told me the previous owner carried it in a holster as his trapline gun when he ran traplines and that accounts for the wear around the muzzle. So, the previous owner carried it around outdoors a lot also.
Given my current lack of fitness, and weight gain, I wasn't sure what I'd be up for. But long story short, I hiked about 12.5 miles round trip with maybe 2,500 feet elevation gain. I'm paying for it today but I had a great time!
I of course took the bear necessities.
G20 with 15x 190gr mono solids. And water, energy bars, extra clothing, IFAK, etc etc..
The creek was fat. Lots of rain and snow melt.
A quick look back down at the basin floor.
I didn't know it at the time, but my destination was to be a point above the treeline between those three peaks in the distance.
The first lake just ahead here wasn't good enough for me, so after a short sit I kept going.
Still snow in July.
This lake will do nicely. Also, there's no more trail.
I took a 30 minute nap, woke up, and found it was time to go.
Those clouds blew over. But they were replaced by others that covered the whole basin. It rained fairly continuously for the last 4 miles. Fortunately for me, I bring a poncho for such situations.
Awesome! What a stroll!
@WrongHanded I'm jealous!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Just sweating and adulting in Florida this week
You're welcome. I'll be sweating and adulting all week too. Gotta get the adventures in where I can.
Enjoy your week!!! You guys carrying the 10mm's make me wonder if I should try one!
Thanks for the beautiful scenery, especially the views of the mountains, lakes, and rivers!
I wanted to start hauling the necessary items like Mt old primitive camp box that I made to hold my cookware and table ware.
I cut my little cart full of firewood for the fire ring, and also brought a load back to the house.
my sr9c sitting on the bar height table next to my well-used coffee pot.
Awesome looking setup. Would be easy to spend a few days hunting out of this blind.
@Armored farmer I can see many hours of enjoyment from the cabin/stand.
Moved into my accommodations for the week late last night.
I think it must be a sign ....
I really want to buy a S&W 69 for my next purchase. Maybe a 1911
My 442 would like a new partner on the nightstand.
View from my back door this week from North Myrtle Beach.
Truth of the matter, I think the view from Farmers porch would be nicer especially for October and November .
But I still chose to carry a FM Model M95-Classic Argentine HiPower clone in my Alien Gear Cloak Series IWB under a guayabera.
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