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    Hey guys I'm new with handguns and I need some help,I'm thinking of buying a XD45 as my first real handgun,I say real because I own a little Bersa 380 witch I love but I had a little scare a month ago out in the woods and I need something bigger.I've been doing my homework and from what I've read The XD's are the way to go for HP or even for the woods.Am I wrong to think this way?I need your help,thanks

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    The type of scare you are protecting against might impact our reccomendations.

    For people scares the 45 is a good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    The type of scare you are protecting against might impact our reccomendations.

    For people scares the 45 is a good choice.
    +1

    The XD45 is a great handgun, but what kind of a "scare" are you talking about in the woods?

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    +2.

    JHP in 9mm; .40; .45 are all good for humans.

    Defense against forest creatures may better be served with ball ammo in .357 mag; .44 mag; or shotgun / rifle rounds - depending on the specific animal.
    Last edited by Wyatt; 10-19-2008 at 02:24 PM.

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    What scared you in the woods?

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    In the woods

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    What scared you in the woods?
    I had a big cougar under my tree stand and he was'nt happy that I was there.All I had was my bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvleiva View Post
    I had a big cougar under my tree stand and he was'nt happy that I was there.All I had was my bow.
    A .45 could handle a cougar, but a .357 or .44 would be even better........in a 4-6" barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred40 View Post
    A .45 could handle a cougar, but a .357 or .44 would be even better........in a 4-6" barrel.
    I agree but I also want to use it as HP

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    A cougar!!!!!!

    Since you are not NEW to handguns with your 380
    then
    357Mag - 4" S&W Model 686
    or
    44Mag - 4" S&W Model 629
    you can practice with 38spl or 44 spl
    For a few bucks cheaper go Single action with RUGER

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    what do you mean - HP
    Is that = House Protection?

    A 44 Special is great for home protection
    Guns and Ammo gave the 44Mag the best all around handgun to own

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvleiva View Post
    I had a big cougar under my tree stand and he was'nt happy that I was there.All I had was my bow.
    What happened next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    What happened next?
    Well, it couldn't have ended too badly since he lived to typed about it.

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    Yeah lets hear the rest of the story!

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    In the meantime, here's a cougar in action...

    Cougar attacks

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    10 + rounds of 45 ACP from an ergonomically perfect gun like the XD is not a bad choice at all. Plus if this is a woods gun, it will weigh the same or less than most magnum revolvers (unless he goes with the scandium line of weapons) but hold twice the number of rounds. I think that he has made an excellent choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    In the meantime, here's a cougar in action...

    Cougar attacks
    It's a small world. The narrator's voice you hear is Grant Goodeve, who is a friend of mine. He hosts a show called Northwest Backroads, which might be the source of that clip, although he does lots of voice over work. He's best known from his role on the television show Eight is Enough and as Rick in Northern Exposure.

    Good thing it was a small mountain lion...

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    cougar under stand

    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    What happened next?
    Nothing I just stayed very still & quiet until it moved on.I kept looking down but it was so dark that I could'nd see my hand in front of me much less 30ft under me.

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    Dude, we were on the edge of our seats. You should have made something up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvleiva View Post
    Nothing I just stayed very still & quiet until it moved on.I kept looking down but it was so dark that I could'nd see my hand in front of me much less 30ft under me.
    OIC, you mentioned that it wasn't happy that you were there but if it was that dark then I suppose you probably couldn't have been able to tell much less been able to determine it's size, when it had come and gone, or if in fact it was a cougar at all. Anyway, good luck with your XD45.

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    From the size of the prints,it looked like a big cat.

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