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    BRAND new what gun should i get??

    ok guys first off ive been researching for awhile but would like to hear some people referring me to what i should get. my i currently own 3 pistols 2 .22s and a super blackhawk 44 mag now i love these guns but i need something for self defense that i can carry on me in the woods and carry in the truck. i want something with a bigger clip this is why im not guna carry the 44 mag but what would yall recommend? what caliber? is the px4 a good gun to have? or something in a ruger would be better? thanks!

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    welcome from southern oregon

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    tthanks for the welcome!

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    Welcome to the forum! If you're going to hunt or carry in the woods and want high capacity, a 10mm Glock G20 would be one answer. If you're carrying concealed it would be a little big. Determine exactly what you're going to do with it and go try out a few different pistols at a range. Just my two bits.

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    im not going to hunt with the pistol just needed in case something shows up that i cant get away from.

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    .40 S&W or
    10mm

    if you don't mind the 44mag recoil then you wont mind the 10mm
    however the .40 ammo is probably easier to find for purchase

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    Welcome! I suggest the Ruger SR9 and SR40.

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    You Might like the Glock G19 (9mm), G23 (40) or G38 (45) depending on what caliber you are most comfortable with.

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    Hi and welcome....if you are already used to a revolver trigger and want a semi-auto look at the Sig p250 in .40 or .45, with it you can change sizes and calibers for woods or carry ......they make a 2sum package that will be a subcompact and full size in the caliber you choose, as they share the fire control unit.....Sig also has a lifetime warranty as well....JJ

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    Lightbulb Cummins, One Gun Does Not Do It All

    Quote Originally Posted by cummins View Post
    ok guys first off ive been researching for awhile but would like to hear some people referring me to what i should get. my i currently own 3 pistols 2 .22s and a super blackhawk 44 mag now i love these guns but i need something for self defense that i can carry on me in the woods and carry in the truck. i want something with a bigger clip this is why im not guna carry the 44 mag but what would yall recommend? what caliber? is the px4 a good gun to have? or something in a ruger would be better? thanks!
    Cummins:

    One gun does not do it all. A firearm small enough to conceal on your person comfortably is good for two legged creatures but underpowered for 4 legged creatures.

    Let me elaborate:

    Recently, I considered purchasing a snub nose 357 revolver thinking I would have a concealed gun I could use for urban protection and backwoods. Unfortunately, the length of the gun barrel will determine the velocity and energy of a round. For example, a 357 caliber fired from a 2 inch barrel produces about the same velocity and energy as a 9mm +P round fired from a 3 inch barrel. I would definitely not want to protect myself against a black bear with my 9mm Beretta Nano but reality is my 3 inch barrel Nano firing a +P round is comparable to a 357 round fired from a firearm with a 2 inch barrel (snub nose).

    Hard to accept but it is true. The 357 is an excellent round for protecting yourself against a black bear if the barrel is 4 inches or longer but reduce the barrel length to 2 inches and you will have a firearm comparable to my Beretta Nano shooting +P rounds but with more recoil and noise.

    I would stick with your 44 magnum for hiking in the woods and purchase a semi auto single stack 9mm loaded with +P ammo for urban protection. (I carry Gold Dot 124 Grain +P Short Barrel.)

    You can Google to verify what I am telling you is factual.

    Russ

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    thanks guys for the respones. i really like that sig p250 and i like how to can buy caliber kits for it. and thanks russ i hear where your coming from. but i dont think i would really conceal this pistol. i think it will be more in the seat of my truck kin of pistol and when i get out of the truck i might throw it on the outside of my hip. but more then likely it will be a gun for the truck hiking and when i go fishing in those trout streams way out.

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    For woods carry and concealed carry a 10mm is more versatile and can be loaded for intended purposa. Heavy and hot for woods and somewhat milder for cc. Mine shoots great!

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    By the way, mine is a Glock 29sf.

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