i live is az and i believe we have wld hogs in the n.w. portion of the state. we also have black bear and mt lions as well. i have used several handguns as camping/hikeing handgun. i originaly carried a 7 1/2" ruger redhawk in 44 mag. i them downsized to a 4" taurus model 44 in 44 maag. just as accurate and lighter and easier to carry.
other trail guns i have carried are.....357 mag, 6 shot, snub nosed rossi revolver. uberti thunderer, 3 1/2" western revolver in 45lc. 45 cal springfield 1911 micro or champion. lately a 45 cal, taurus pt-145. mostly the same lighter, easier to carry guns i carry for cc self defense.
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