For those that carry Guns and Overlanding

Yes, I have. I weigh about 195lbs, about 5'10" and exercise regularly. I grew up with firearms. Accurate firearms handling matters most for the first shot, especially in an emergency situation.
You may only get one shot, but the heavy recoil of a particular cartridge shouldn't preclude someone from taking follow-up shots if able. .44 and above don't lend themselves well to follow-up shots, especially in light-weight platforms.

And size and fitness levels really only account for so much when it comes to shooting accuracy, especially with a big magnum. Experience and mental stamina are more important IMHO. I think most big magnum "advocates" are seriously lacking in both. I think most haven't really put their abilities to the test, so to speak.

Carry the largest, fastest round you can effectively employ - but I would leave the 9mm or .357mag at home. 10mm maybe, but if cost is an object that's not any cheaper to practice with than a .44mag.

This always confuses me. Why is 10mm considered more adequate than .357? Factory loads for both are about equal in many aspects, but the custom-bear loads for .357 offer better energy, comparable momentum and better sectional density. And yet I'm always hearing people praise the virtues of 10mm while discounting .357 mag. Why is that?

And BTW, 10mm is much cheaper than .44, especially when it comes to practice rounds.
 
You may only get one shot, but the heavy recoil of a particular cartridge shouldn't preclude someone from taking follow-up shots if able. .44 and above don't lend themselves well to follow-up shots, especially in light-weight platforms.

And size and fitness levels really only account for so much when it comes to shooting accuracy, especially with a big magnum. Experience and mental stamina are more important IMHO. I think most big magnum "advocates" are seriously lacking in both. I think most haven't really put their abilities to the test, so to speak.




This always confuses me. Why is 10mm considered more adequate than .357? Factory loads for both are about equal in many aspects, but the custom-bear loads for .357 offer better energy, comparable momentum and better sectional density. And yet I'm always hearing people praise the virtues of 10mm while discounting .357 mag. Why is that?

And BTW, 10mm is much cheaper than .44, especially when it comes to practice rounds.

180 grain 357 Buffalo Bore is some serious stuff. I am inclined to agree.

I haven't found a 454 Casull all that intimidating from a Red hawk, certainly less so than a S&W 329 44 mag.

In my opinion, there's no handgun I would feel comfortable with confronting a brown bear, but then there's really no rifle or slug gun I would feel comfortable with either.
 
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I’m not sure the term “comfortable” and Brown Bear are made for each other - but for my money I’ll take a slug gun over most other options.

I can shoot it accurately from the hip or shoulder and it’s a tool I’m intimately familiar with.

Which, in the end, is probably the most important component of your choice. (And I think some of the point Dalko was making)
 
I disagree. Fear is rampant in the US right now. Maybe you are too close to see it, but it is obvious every time I return to the States.


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I disagree with you when you call it fear. The proper term is situational awareness! A person is afraid only when they are not prepared.
No, its fear.


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No, its fear.


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I agree more with The Wizard on this one. There has been a major push for people who are deciding to get prepared and work on all their, for lack of better word, survival plans. In my option, it is not fear that is the driving force in this but being self reliance. People are starting to realize that when seconds matter, help is minutes away even in the best of circumstances.
 
You also seem to be playing doctor by diagnosing my motivations ("No, its fear"). Just returning the favor. At least I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once!
Arguing with most Europeans, especially regarding gun issues, is a waste of time. You're never going to get past "I'm right and you're American" so why bother. Maybe the next time the Russians decide they want half, or all, of their country we can just let them figure out how to say "yes sir I'd like another" to their new masters.
 
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Buliwyf

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They like getting stabbed a lot, in Germany:
https://www.thelocal.de/20180327/st...rther-fuels-debate-over-refugees-and-violence



I have to question the opinion of someone who's country likes violent crime, and invites it in. And is heck bent on increasing it every chance they get. Next time I'm in Germany, I'm sure as heck staying out of the hotels swimming pool. That's for certain.

A few more years of this, and they'll invite the Russians in, to clean the place up.
 
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You also seem to be playing doctor by diagnosing my motivations ("No, its fear"). Just returning the favor. At least I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once!
Arguing with most Europeans, especially regarding gun issues, is a waste of time. You're never going to get past "I'm right and you're American" so why bother. Maybe the next time the Russians decide they want half, or all, of their country we can just let them figure out how to say "yes sir I'd like another" to their new masters.
So.....who’s European?


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They like getting stabbed a lot, in Germany:
https://www.thelocal.de/20180327/st...rther-fuels-debate-over-refugees-and-violence



I have to question the opinion of someone who's country likes violent crime, and invites it in. And is heck bent on increasing it every chance they get. Next time I'm in Germany, I'm sure as heck staying out of the hotels swimming pool. That's for certain.

A few more years of this, and they'll invite the Russians in, to clean the place up.
Let’s not get political and turn this into a pissing contest. Your data is incorrect and is sourced by “the local “. This is a known right wing, anti refugee group.


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Buliwyf

Viking with a Hammer
I can find 100 other sources and you know it. In this case, there is nothing political about it. Those are just the immigrant violent crimes. Try an overlay with German crimes as well, and it's even worse. And if you consider that most crime complaints don't even get investigated over there..........

Sounds like, you should be a little more afraid over there. I ain't letting my daughter vacation there.
 
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