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Old November 14, 2012, 03:10 PM   #51
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Taurus Tracker 357 with a titanium frame. Fits nicely attached forward on my saddle as a horse pistol, or in the back woods if your hiking on long treks. To quote Schwarzenegger in the movie "The Villain"....It's a 7 shot 6-shooter!!
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Old November 14, 2012, 06:07 PM   #52
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I carried a Single Six for years in snake and cougar country, never felt under gunned. Stupid accurate, which was much more important to me than power. It was southern colorado scrubland and I knew that my most likely target would be snakes. Most rattlers in that part of the country were pretty close to invisible. The ones that rattled I just walked away from, no big deal. A couple of them I wasn't paying enough attention, and got into a situation where I couldn't walk away. At that point I wanted ACCURACY and absolutely nothing else. I can't imagine trying to make those shots with fixed sights and a 2" barrel. .38 ammo is cheap, .22 ammo is much cheaper, and a .22mag is surprisingly effective, especially with a longer barrel. The small frame Single Six means that even with a longer barrel it doesn't weigh that much.
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Old November 14, 2012, 08:59 PM   #53
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Quote: azmark; August 11, 2012,
What kind of revolver would be a convenient and not pricey trail gun for hiking? I'm thinking of maybe a .22 or a .38.

When I was young, I carried a .22, but that was 40 years ago. Then I went carrying a .38 Spl loaded with shoot shells and 140 gr LSWCHPs. Now I carry a .357 Mag loaded with shoot shells and 158 gr LSWCHPs.
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Old November 17, 2012, 10:32 AM   #54
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Update from OP

I went and got a semi auto for the trail. Sig P250 subcompact in 9 mm. I chose it because it is light, reliable, great grip feel. Snake shot rounds cycle the action every time. It was a great price at my local PX. Here's the downside... It's not a revolver. I got the fever and snatched it up because it cost less than the revolvers I wanted. I had it so bad I SOLD MY 1911 to get the money I should have just gotten a shoulder holster for the GP 100 or the 1911. I miss the .45. I claim temporary insanity.

BTW, 9 mm shotshells work fine on rattlers. Recently I had one on the back porch and shot it with the 12 ga., but he wouldn't stop trying to strike even with his guts blown out so I grabbed the Sig and finished him off. I could have just waited, but the dogs were going crazy. Besides, I hate rattlers anyway.
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Old November 18, 2012, 08:58 AM   #55
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