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Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #15963447 04/01/21
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I am not that interested in handguns but have two that I am very pleased to own. Both are revolvers because I like things that are stupid easy to operated under stress. The first is a Ruger lw 22 magnum with a 3” barrel. The second is a S&W 357 3” 5 shot SS outfit. I don’t even know the numbers but I know they are easy to work with.

I had the good fortune to visit with LCol Jeff Cooper on several occasions and he suggested that a 22 Mag was a very good defense gun for a non-pistolero. 458Win gave his daughter a SS 357 to keep herself safe. I listened to them and thought no more about pistols.

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Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #15964003 04/02/21
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A smith 360 is in my pocket at all times for 2 legged wolves. If im cruising the woods in addition to that ill carry one of 3. A 4” buckmark, a 5” 629 or a smith governor

Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #15964031 04/02/21
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I carry a S&W Airweight, newer version. Shoots just fine - paper plate accurate at 15-20 yards. It's no 686 for accuracy but is about 1/2 the size & weight. I usually carry 2 rounds with bird/snake shot and 3 with 158gr SWC.


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Re: lightweight pistols [Re: cwh2] #15974268 04/08/21
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I carry an xdm 10mm 5.25 " barrel in a heavy recon kit bag while hunting. Binos and rangefinder in front pouch, and occasionally a spare mag, which is probably just silly.

If not hunting, I usually have the same pistol in a runners kit bag, with a small utility blade knife and my phone in the front pocket.

I've carried a 4" 629 and a 4" 329pd in the recon, and it works ok. With full size binos in the front pouch the cylinder sort of jams into my sternum after a while.
You are putting your binos in the front pocket of the Recon and not using the bino pouch on the front of it? Easy to get binos in/out?

Correct. Been doing that since I got the kit bag.

It probably isn't as fast as the magnetic closure bino pouches, but easy and fast enough for me. Left edge of my binos and right edge of my rangefinder bump into each other once in a while, but no big deal. A guy could add some padding if he was worried about that. Sig kilo 2k and 10x42 ultravids.
Thank you for the info. I thought I had my mind made up, but now... wink

Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #15974397 04/08/21
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The Kifaru Koala chest rig can carry a lot of stuff comfortably. I can even overnight with one.

It’s too bad the don’t make it anymore.

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Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #15995689 04/15/21
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I'm all about lightweight for backpacking, but won't compromise personal protection. I do downsize what I carry to the local threats and that's it. In the woods the smallest/lightest I'll go is a airweight 357 J-frame. That's typically in areas with snakes and two chambers have shot shells in them. Otherwise it's a G23, or 10mm, or in big bear cases, a 44mag. Typically in the woods, I've got some sort of 10mm on me. Most weight around 40ozs +/- loaded. To save weight, I'll cut other items from my pack but the gun, medkit, and fire starter kit remain full size.

Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #16002445 04/17/21
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HPG recon kit bag is usually carrying a Glock 22 with a light attached or more often a Charter Arms bulldog target with 4” barrel and adjustable sights. Semiwadcutter HSM cowboy loads are plenty peppy from anything I might run across.

Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #16002681 04/17/21
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Might not fill all niches but it’s certainly accurate, reliable & very light - S&W M&P .22

Re: lightweight pistols [Re: clockwork_7mm] #16007522 04/18/21
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Glock 19. Light enough with great mag capacity. 143gr HST rounds.

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