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Old 07-21-2010, 07:38 AM   #1
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When jeeping in the country side. Does anyone carry a fire arm with them. I always take along my Browning 380 auto just for fun.

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Old 07-21-2010, 07:44 AM   #2
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I usually have my Ruger BlackHawk in .357 Magnum and/or my Ruger Single six in .17HMR. Maybe my 12 gauge....maybe a deer rifle. Depends.

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Old 07-21-2010, 07:49 AM   #3
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Has anyone installed a rifle rack in there Jeep. You know for hunting?
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:09 AM   #4
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I've seen these at Cabela's....don't have one. (I have my back seat removed from my Jeep and lay the long guns (or my bows) on the back floor.)

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I carry a .45 when back country and I always have a .22 in the Jeep.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:29 AM   #6
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Me too, .45 is pretty well suited forit



easy to carry "extra" ammo

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I take a Colt .38 special.
Just in case I run into some hillbillies who think I have a purty Jeep.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:38 PM   #8
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Carry a Browning Hi Power 9mm and always the snub nose 38.
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Take my Ruger P95 most everywhere.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:06 PM   #10
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Concealed Handgun License here....I carry everywhere I legally can..which is just about everywhere I care to go. I'm either strapped with a Ruger LCP, or a Glock 26. Not sure if this is a state or fed law.....but you are legally allowed to carry a handgun in the car in Texas...I beleive it's a relatively new law called the Castle Doctrine.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:21 PM   #11
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If you're going to carry, I'd carry something with some actual stopping power which to me would not be a .380.
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Very right Jerry. When I get my carry permit, I'm packin' a .45.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:40 PM   #13
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I carry all the time. What I have with me depends on the mood. Either a 9mm (S&W M&P, Beretta Cougar), .45 (Springer 1911), or an old-fashioned wheelie (S&W .357, Ruger SP101 .38+P)

I'm around cash frequently. Part of the job is repairing ATMs, so I also carry at work.
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Very right Jerry. When I get my carry permit, I'm packin' a .45.
a .380 isn't bad. It beats a rock. With the right ammo and good shot placement, it'll get the job done in most cases. I've got a couple of 'em. I only use those when it's hard to conceal anything larger, but if I had to pick between that and nothing, it's an easy choice.

We don't have to worry about a gun inadvertently showing here in KY (open carry is legal), but it can be inconvenient.
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have to agree with teknoid...some hollow point Hornady's and good shot placement should hopefully do the trick.....and no offense Jerry..but you ought to try carrying concealed everyday before you talk down on a particular gun. Ever try concealing a .45 wearing nothing but boardshorts and tank top?? The concealment goes right out the window!!!
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I wouldn't want to be nailed with a 380 but,A 454 casull will not only stop a potential assailiant,it will scare the living shee-it out of said perps great great great grandkids.
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a .380 isn't bad. It beats a rock. With the right ammo and good shot placement, it'll get the job done in most cases. I've got a couple of 'em. I only use those when it's hard to conceal anything larger, but if I had to pick between that and nothing, it's an easy choice.

We don't have to worry about a gun inadvertently showing here in KY (open carry is legal), but it can be inconvenient.
I can agree with that, but, it reqires a lot of skill and practice to pull a handgun out of a consealed holster and put well placed shots into your target, all well under stress. Can it be done? Absolutly. All I am sayin is if I needed to stop somebody fast, I would opt for the .45.
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have to agree with teknoid...some hollow point Hornady's and good shot placement should hopefully do the trick.....and no offense Jerry..but you ought to try carrying concealed everyday before you talk down on a particular gun. Ever try concealing a .45 wearing nothing but boardshorts and tank top?? The concealment goes right out the window!!!
hopefully is the key word there. If I needed to use it, it darn well better work.
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True story.Back in the 70's a buddy pulled in to a bar in montanna with his bright red jag.A hells angel walks up to him and says get out of my car.Mikey pulls a 45 out and points it at him.The biker says no wait my jag was a different color.Sometimes just the size of the barrel is a deterent.
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I can agree with that, but, it reqires a lot of skill and practice to pull a handgun out of a consealed holster and put well placed shots into your target, all well under stress. Can it be done? Absolutly. All I am sayin is if I needed to stop somebody fast, I would opt for the .45.
Shot placement under stress is hard no matter what caliber. I seem to recall that the average for cops is something like 2 hits out of 6 shots. If you don't hit what you're aiming at, it doesn't make much of a difference what you're shooting.

Another reason for practicing with what you carry. Problem is, it ain't easy practicing for a situation where you would need to use it. Targets don't shoot back. Also, there are also numerous cases on record of an assailant absorbing numerous hits from a .40 or a .45 and still not going down.

That said, I'd certainly opt for the larger weapon. However, I wouldn't hesitate to carry the .380 if a larger weapon was impractical. Can't say I'd go any lower than that though.
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i prefer to carry my kimber .45, shoots great, also got a ruger 357 magnum.
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again good points. im just saying you dont nessicarily have to go center mass to stop somebody. but its your carry..it should reflect your shooting style.
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I also have a c.w.p. i like the 380 because its small and compact to carry arounf Wal-Mart. I could strap on my Desert Eagle 50. If i want stopping power.
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Kimber Ultra Carry CDP II .45 here .....even in lovely Kalifornia.
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Springfield .45, S&W 38,or Sig P229,Never leave home without one or the other here in Alabama
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I also have a c.w.p. i like the 380 because its small and compact to carry arounf Wal-Mart. I could strap on my Desert Eagle 50. If i want stopping power.
or if you wanted it to jam. I've never shot a Deagle without it jamming.
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guess you'll have to find out for yourself...

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