Help: 44 Mag or 454 Handgun and Recommended Ammo for Extended Stay in Alaska
By out of America I meant Alaska. Many Alaskans call the lower 48 "America" as if they were their own country.
Long gun is obviously better but absolutely useless when you are in the river and it is on the bank and you suddenly realize you need it toot sweet.
Try fishing (especially fly fishing) with a long gun slung in any way imaginable... It will end up on the bank where it is useless. Even if it was on you the only feasible way to not drop it would be Robin Hood style, see how fast you can get it into action.
Edit-just realized I was repeating what you already said... Sorry.
Also, when camping it is much easier to swing that revolver in the direction of scary noises than a rifle.
Finally (maybe) as FrankenMauser mentioned the Mat-Su area is second only to Anchorage in crime. You are allowed to either open or concealed carry in AK so long as you are legal to own a firearm. Though a Redhawk isn't the best CCW it's better than nothin at all.
Last edited by wyobohunter; March 20, 2013 at 08:04 PM.