Heading to UT, ID, WY & MT...Firearm Thoughts?

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  • PUCKER

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    Wife and I are flying in and out of SLC for a little week-long getaway here in a few weeks. Driving up to MT and staying in the Kalispell area for the majority of our trip (been there before, LOVE IT!!), will be doing off-road SxS for at least a day (did that last year, so much fun!), probably hit Glacier Natl Park again, do some hiking, etc....wifey wants to hit "50 States by 50" so we've gotta hustle...hence flying in/out of SLC so we can get her in UT, ID & WY (new places for her)...so, the question....with a preface...looks like I'm "good to go" having my TX LTC for all the States listed (and it appears I don't even need a license for two of the States)...bringing a pistol is a very high possibility for me...mainly for 2-legged predators and the possible bear...haven't had issues before and hopefully will be A-OK this time too. Will definitely have at least one blade on me and most likely bear spray as well. So...the practicality of "what to carry" question arises? Unless I've forgotten about what I own, my larger pistol calibers are .357 Mag (full size snub S&W, Model 60?), .45 ACP (Kimber Compact Aluminum) and of course 9 mm (a few Glocks, of COURSE!!), along with a 5.7x28 Ruger 5-7 (yeah, probably leaving that at home)...I DO NOT own a .44 mag, .454 Casull or .500 S&W....but maybe I should?

    So...thoughts, input, compliments, complaints or otherwise? Yeah, my pistol-grip 12 ga tactical shotgun with slugs is a thought...but I'm not carrying that everywhere! LOL!
     

    deemus

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    Theres a thread that has discussed this ad nasuem. Summary would be 44 mag, loaded with hard cast bullets, carried on chest rig or something more powerful. Def not a semi auto (long bear hair can jam the action).
     

    PUCKER

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    Being you don’t own a 44 mag bring the 357 with buffalo bore.

    Looks like 19A (the OUTDOORSMAN) would be the way to go. Appreciate the tip!

     

    PUCKER

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    Looks like 19A (the OUTDOORSMAN) would be the way to go. Appreciate the tip!


    Just ordered 2 boxes of the 19A!
     
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