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    i like to carry my 5906 9 mil double stack (smith and wessen) its been so reliable ,it has never let me down .i bought it the early 90's in california when the gun had the double stacks,now you cant buy it with a 15 rounds,if california dosnt get a grip on the gun laws out here we are going to be in a lots of trouble.if you want to opencarry in california the politions are putting so many hole in gun rights i feal that i am eatting swis-cheese .when the drug dealers have more rights than we do ,we are in trouble

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    I always hit the open-road (even if not camping) with:
    - my EDC sidearm (either a CZ P-01 or CZ 75B SS (cocked & locked with Speer 124gr 9mm +P GDHP) always concealed on my person, if CC allowed, plus 2-4 extra mags (14 rd ea. for the P-01, 18 rd SP-01 mags for the 75B).
    - a S&W 686+ .357 Mag (loaded with DoubleTap 125gr. Bonded Defense JHP (in the truck console) with 4 speed-loaders & an extra box of reload ammo handy.
    - a Mossy 500A (with a minimum of 31 rds of mostly 00-Buck with a few 1" Slugs in the mix on the Knox stock and/or attached to its scabbard - just in case.
    (Unless, of course, I'm traveling through gun-grabbing or less tolerant states then the Free State of NM - can you say Kali/West Coast or NYS/Northeast?...then of course the all get unloaded and locked-up, per Fed & appropriate state laws, till I can GOOD ASAP!!!) ...then again, in spite of the beauty, I see no reason to go camping in those places for any sane reason.

    If camped and stationary:
    - ALL are always very close at hand, on my person (in whatever the 30+ States I am licensed to CC or those others allowing open-carry), and the other shooters (in predator territory) in my tent/bag or locked very nearby, in the easily accessible truck.

    If I am trekking a very very short distance from base camp (especially here in the SW & Mountain West where Open carry is legal):
    - one of the CZ's with reloads - CC'd, or otherwise Open if allowed & CC not (if neither allowed - locked & hidden back in the truck, but easy access with the Mossy).
    - ALWAYS the S&W 686+ on the hip, Open (loaded with 1 snake-shot rd for the rattlers followed by 6 more .357 Mag 180-200gr BCSP, with 1-2 speed-loaders with only the BCSP loads) for the usual predators. Unlike the bears, the damn cats & 2-legged rabid chuckleheads like to stalk ya before they pounce for feeding!

    When I really hit the back-country (In addition to the sidearms, I take along the Mossy too, riding easy-access on my Eberlestock Terminator Backpack (especially in Grizz country...don't forget the bell!).

    Now, however, if I'm camped anywhere within 150 miles north of the Mexican border...another story...that's when rigged perimeter alarm trip-wires go up & my Zastava M70 AB2 Underfolder AKM, with a 6 mag (20-30 rds. ea.) bandoleer come along too! You'll never know where that might be sleeping, Poncho!

    As is said, "Better to have and not need, then need and not have!". I've been shot at way to many times in my 60+ years...so, being a good boyscout a long time ago, I never forgot..."Be Prepared!"
    "There's a reason you separate the Military and the Police. One fights the enemy of the State and the other serves and protects the People. When the Military becomes both, then the enemies of the State tend to become the People."



  4. Quote Originally Posted by Hatchet View Post
    dont forget the pepper spray and to wear bells...

    ! loved this very,very, funny ! Even though it is serious . ( I'm a former Chicago Suburb guy . I miss the food and normal people ) I had a cougar watch me for lunch in UP Michigan . I used to run . I was running by Lake Michigan looked up on a bluff the cougar's head was going back- and -forth like a cats . I threw a big rock at him and he left . Never again ! I now take in Nevada :.45,.45 lc. . .357mags. and plenty of mags and/or speedloaders . Keep safe and have ammo . God Bless .

  5. Quote Originally Posted by RC10 View Post
    i like to carry my 5906 9 mil double stack (smith and wessen) its been so reliable ,it has never let me down .i bought it the early 90's in california when the gun had the double stacks,now you cant buy it with a 15 rounds,if california dosnt get a grip on the gun laws out here we are going to be in a lots of trouble.if you want to opencarry in california the politions are putting so many hole in gun rights i feal that i am eatting swis-cheese .when the drug dealers have more rights than we do ,we are in trouble
    100% my friend ! Same here in Nevada ( though better gun laws; more nuts ! ) God Bless .

  6. Quote Originally Posted by mkuisi8mo View Post
    I always hit the open-road (even if not camping) with:
    - my EDC sidearm (either a CZ P-01 or CZ 75B SS (cocked & locked with Speer 124gr 9mm +P GDHP) always concealed on my person, if CC allowed, plus 2-4 extra mags (14 rd ea. for the P-01, 18 rd SP-01 mags for the 75B).
    - a S&W 686+ .357 Mag (loaded with DoubleTap 125gr. Bonded Defense JHP (in the truck console) with 4 speed-loaders & an extra box of reload ammo handy.
    - a Mossy 500A (with a minimum of 31 rds of mostly 00-Buck with a few 1" Slugs in the mix on the Knox stock and/or attached to its scabbard - just in case.
    (Unless, of course, I'm traveling through gun-grabbing or less tolerant states then the Free State of NM - can you say Kali/West Coast or NYS/Northeast?...then of course the all get unloaded and locked-up, per Fed & appropriate state laws, till I can GOOD ASAP!!!) ...then again, in spite of the beauty, I see no reason to go camping in those places for any sane reason.

    If camped and stationary:
    - ALL are always very close at hand, on my person (in whatever the 30+ States I am licensed to CC or those others allowing open-carry), and the other shooters (in predator territory) in my tent/bag or locked very nearby, in the easily accessible truck.

    If I am trekking a very very short distance from base camp (especially here in the SW & Mountain West where Open carry is legal):
    - one of the CZ's with reloads - CC'd, or otherwise Open if allowed & CC not (if neither allowed - locked & hidden back in the truck, but easy access with the Mossy).
    - ALWAYS the S&W 686+ on the hip, Open (loaded with 1 snake-shot rd for the rattlers followed by 6 more .357 Mag 180-200gr BCSP, with 1-2 speed-loaders with only the BCSP loads) for the usual predators. Unlike the bears, the damn cats & 2-legged rabid chuckleheads like to stalk ya before they pounce for feeding!

    When I really hit the back-country (In addition to the sidearms, I take along the Mossy too, riding easy-access on my Eberlestock Terminator Backpack (especially in Grizz country...don't forget the bell!).

    Now, however, if I'm camped anywhere within 150 miles north of the Mexican border...another story...that's when rigged perimeter alarm trip-wires go up & my Zastava M70 AB2 Underfolder AKM, with a 6 mag (20-30 rds. ea.) bandoleer come along too! You'll never know where that might be sleeping, Poncho!

    As is said, "Better to have and not need, then need and not have!". I've been shot at way to many times in my 60+ years...so, being a good boyscout a long time ago, I never forgot..."Be Prepared!"
    100% my friend ! God Bless .

  7. #26
    I always take my old Ruger Blackhawk along with my Su-16. Too many bears here in AK to carry anything smaller. I've thought of getting a larger pistol after a run in with a Brown bear last summer,thankfully she ran off with her cubs after a couple warning shots.

  8. personallyI carry a 870, OO buck, 3 inch 44 mag. Been thinking of saleing the model 29 and switching to a 10mm.

  9. .460 S & W.... first cylinder loaded with .45 Colt shotshell for snakes, the next 2 cylinders loaded with .45 Colt hollow-points for defense against 2 legged critters, and the final 2 cylinders loaded with full-blown 325 grain hunting loads for bears!
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

  10. #29
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    I open carry with my .41 Mag Blackhawk, I'm usually fishing a couple days each week in the mountains. I keep a Marlin 1895G in .45-70 in my camper.

    When I lived in California and hiked the Sierras and Cascades I only had my .357 with me if I carried anything at all. I usually didn't. As the years passed I carried the gun more and more though, too many crazies out there.

  11. #30

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    When in Alaska, I always had my S&W Mod. 586 .357 Mag on my hip, the wife had her .38 S&W Chief's Special. Also in the camper I had a 30-06 for serious encounters of whatever kind.

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