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    I was wondering what a good side arm is for when I go fishing? I do alot of bush wackin and probably should carry a pistol. I want something to get the job done, but is comfortable firing, efficient, and affordable. Any thoughts?

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    Yes I have many thoughts. Mostly about where I've been and what I've done. I'm not proud of all I've done but I have accomplished somes things and done quite well at them. I managed to keep myself alive through it all, too.

    I've seen the head waters of the Nile. I've had to go to countries and watch people starvin' 'cause thier own government won't let 'em shoot a tommy or a little ruui buck. Or even own a gun! I've seen the way people try to exist in hostile lands even before the TV cameras were there, showin' babies with swolled up bellies. Before the peace corps and UNICEF. An' before the hollywood go-gooders began to rant that somebody should do something, I was there. It wasn't a glamorous job, mostly it was dangerous and unfriendly, but I was there. But I couldn't have been doing anything good, I carried a gun, usually more than one and lottsa rounds of ammunition.

    Oh, those days are gone now, gone with all the excitement and terror, but I'm still haunted by the dreams. Huh! So for excitement now I hunt lions. I hunt elephant and I hunt buffalo. Buffalo, ahh 'm! Those nasty buffalo. Don't get on the wrong side of them, kid. They ain't very forgivin' and they remember you. You roust an ol' bull from a sound sleep in November, he'll be the first to spot you strollin' through the Mopane in July. He'll be waitin', an' you bes' be ready.

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    This heat must be getting to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishing KLUNKA View Post
    I was wondering what a good side arm is for when I go fishing? I do alot of bush wackin and probably should carry a pistol. I want something to get the job done, but is comfortable firing, efficient, and affordable. Any thoughts?
    Klunka,

    There are tons of great posts here about different guns that will do the job but it seems that one main theme is make sure it's one you can shoot accurately. If you can't handle the 500 but can put six in a pie plate a 50yds in 6 seconds out of a 357 or 44 mag then.... well, you get the point.

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    Heck, I like Murphy's idea of the double barrel. Whack the barrels off at 16" and you got a bear gun for all that bush whacking. Even if he did stray.......Again lol
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    Marlin 45/70 guide gun, with Buffalo Bore 430 grain hardcast bullets.

    if you think you need a handgun only, then make sure your Will is up to date, laminated to be waterproof, and pinned somewhere on your clothing.
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    I'd put a 4" .44 Mag or .45 Colt S&W stainless Mountain Gun into a shoulder holster, and be real careful about what I was doing and where. Some folks might recommend taking the front sight off and rounding off the sharp edges. I hear it won't hurt so much that way when Mr. Griz puts the thing where the sun don't shine. Might be a rumor.....
    My oldest boy put down an interior griz on a spring hunt with a .454 Casull in a Taurus Raging Bull. Seems like a heckuva lot of iron to be packing around, but he's a bit bigger than me, and I have 20 years on him...
    Does anyone still make a Howda?

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    Murphy:
    Those are interesting thoughts, and quite vivid too, I would say.
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    Fishing KLUNKA:
    For whackin bushes, I reccommend a machete.
    Smitty of the North
    Walk Slow, and Drink a Lotta Water.
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