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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01 12 3:16 am    Post subject: best caliber gun for defence Reply with quote

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What is the smallest caliber you can trust to protect yourself?


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My personal favorite defense gun has always been a Beretta Jetfire in 22 short. I have carried it for many years including while hiking. I never leave without it.

Of course the first rule when hiking in the wilderness is to use the "Buddy System". This it means you NEVER hike alone, you bring a friend, companion or even an in-law because if something happens there is someone to go get help.

I remember one time while hiking with my brother-in-law in northern Alberta out of nowhere came this huge brown bear charging us and was she mad. We must have been near one of her cubs.

Anyway, if I had not had my little Jetfire I would not be here today. Just one shot to my brother-in-law's knee cap and I was able to escape by just walking at a brisk pace.

That's one of the best pistols in my collection...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01 12 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I LMFAO! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
I always wondered why those bears in Alberta were so huge! Shocked Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01 12 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For serious self defense against 2 & 4 legged predators my absolute minimum is a .45 ACP in bear country around here in TX .357 mag. MY EDC is a S&W model 66 2 3/4 from Smiths custom shop and a Beretta model 21 in .25 acp it's like American Express.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01 12 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 ga.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03 12 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just received these pics in an e-mail.
This bear was shot in Saddle Hills Alberta , Canada, Sept. 20, 2010.
Bear weighed in just under 1300 pounds and would have stood 11¾ feet tall on its hind legs.










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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04 12 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny joke toolman!Razz

I have zero issues with hunting or self defense.

For sport only just doesn't trip my trigger.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05 12 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't own one but the Judge would be an awesome self defense gun. I have shot them a couple times and wouldn't want to be on the bad end. It is not super accurate over 30 yards but at home or in an emergency situation they are awesome. For those not familiar with them it is a revolver that shoots .45 shells or 3 inch 410 shotgun shells. Or mix and match. My buddy loads his with 2 shot shells first and then the rest .45's. He figures after the initial adrenalin rush if he has to use it he can hit about anything with shotgun shells. The regain his composure and use the .45 if still needed.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11 12 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good lord,,, those are some huge paws on that bear Shocked i also got a kick out of the story of shooting the brother-in-law in the knee to get away from the bear,, that was a good one Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11 12 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to out run you!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12 12 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Lawry wrote:
12 ga.


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For self defense against humans, I couldn't agree more.

Large bears, I prefer a high power rifle.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAAAAAAAYYYYYYUUUUUMMMMMMM! THAT is ONE big ass BEAR! Whew,1 swap accross the back with those paws would be enough.


TOOLMAN: I personally carry a KelTec PF9 =9mil.It's the skinniest handgun ever made,3/4" wide.Thats what i like and it only weighs 14oz w/o the clip in it. BUT,we used to go to Canada ice fishing and catch bear all the time up there and we never even used guns! What we would do is,cut a 3' hole in the ice and line the edge of it with cut up fish for bait.When the bear would come,we would wait until it bent over to get the fish,then we would just kick it in the ICE HOLE! Idea lol
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

flyin-lowe wrote:
I don't own one but the Judge would be an awesome self defense gun. I have shot them a couple times and wouldn't want to be on the bad end. It is not super accurate over 30 yards but at home or in an emergency situation they are awesome. For those not familiar with them it is a revolver that shoots .45 shells or 3 inch 410 shotgun shells. Or mix and match. My buddy loads his with 2 shot shells first and then the rest .45's. He figures after the initial adrenalin rush if he has to use it he can hit about anything with shotgun shells. The regain his composure and use the .45 if still needed.

I own a "Judge". My brother showed me his and I just had to have it. I keep it loaded with 00 buckshot. I think it is the perfect home protection weapon.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

camdentom wrote:
flyin-lowe wrote:
I don't own one but the Judge would be an awesome self defense gun. I have shot them a couple times and wouldn't want to be on the bad end. It is not super accurate over 30 yards but at home or in an emergency situation they are awesome. For those not familiar with them it is a revolver that shoots .45 shells or 3 inch 410 shotgun shells. Or mix and match. My buddy loads his with 2 shot shells first and then the rest .45's. He figures after the initial adrenalin rush if he has to use it he can hit about anything with shotgun shells. The regain his composure and use the .45 if still needed.

I own a "Judge". My brother showed me his and I just had to have it. I keep it loaded with 00 buckshot. I think it is the perfect home protection weapon.


+1 i just sold mine to my friend that does a lot of back packing he actually had a run in with a mountain lion with his 2 girls the last time they were camping he said he about $hit his pants and needed a gun he fell in love with the judge at first sight
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Canadian Bacon wrote:
Silent but deadly......... Laughing





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

killswitch505 wrote:
camdentom wrote:
flyin-lowe wrote:
I don't own one but the Judge would be an awesome self defense gun. I have shot them a couple times and wouldn't want to be on the bad end. It is not super accurate over 30 yards but at home or in an emergency situation they are awesome. For those not familiar with them it is a revolver that shoots .45 shells or 3 inch 410 shotgun shells. Or mix and match. My buddy loads his with 2 shot shells first and then the rest .45's. He figures after the initial adrenalin rush if he has to use it he can hit about anything with shotgun shells. The regain his composure and use the .45 if still needed.

I own a "Judge". My brother showed me his and I just had to have it. I keep it loaded with 00 buckshot. I think it is the perfect home protection weapon.


+1 i just sold mine to my friend that does a lot of back packing he actually had a run in with a mountain lion with his 2 girls the last time they were camping he said he about $hit his pants and needed a gun he fell in love with the judge at first sight



You would need a change of shorts if you ever heard one growl/scream. Had the fortune of learning what they sound like 5 years ago while at a wake from the area that i had just walked up into across from the home we were at 30 minutes earlier with my daughter, all men were immediately armed in 60 seconds(i already was carrying, but it was scary how many .44 mags were drawn) while all other women, children, dogs were whisked inside. Happened right at dusk. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21 12 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadian Bacon wrote:
Silent but deadly......... Laughing




If you don't believe him take a look at this guy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0
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flyin-lowe wrote:
Canadian Bacon wrote:
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If you don't believe him take a look at this guy!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04 12 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: best caliber gun for defence Reply with quote

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I remember one time while hiking with my brother-in-law in

Anyway, if I had not had my little Jetfire I would not be here today. Just one shot to my brother-in-law's knee cap and I was able to escape by just walking at a brisk pace.

That's one of the best pistols in my collection...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04 12 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good one.

under my bed is a mossburg 500, pistol grip .410 pump with a laser sight. you can hip fire with pinpoint accuracy and a few feet after it goes thru a wall, it's non leathal so you dont shoot your neighbors.

Now if you want to talk about "zombie attack" toys, I have russian toys for that.

My friend wanted to get his mom a .22 pistol for personal home defence. I named the baddest house thief in the county. He's a big dude. I asked my friend if he would take on that dude with a .22. he said no. I asked him if he really wanted his mom to have a .22. he said no. unless your an eyeball hitting pro, it's best for varmint killin and cheap target practice
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