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which semi-auto pistol caliber is good for the hunting defense

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  1. TX-Rifleman

    TX-Rifleman New Member

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    which semi-auto pistol caliber is good the the hunting defense, this quesiton may has million answers, but I still like to know what are you using in the Texas.

    Not home defense, this quesiton for the hunting defense in TX. maybe NM or CO. so, i guess the biggest target is bear or cougar for the field denfense.

    I post in handguns field, so, the shotgun is not the topic here.

    Thank you guys.
     


  2. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    10mm.
     
  3. Sugar Land

    Sugar Land TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Smith & Wesson 460 Mag 2" barrel

    And by the way Welcome to the forum. May want to stop by the introduction thread and tell us a little about you.
     
  4. itchin

    itchin TGT Addict

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    Fnx45. Honestly any .357 k frame will do.
     
  5. General Zod

    General Zod Well-Known

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    No bears in Texas - but there are cougars. And coyotes. And feral hogs...

    My usual choice for the "uh-oh, that critter is after me" gun is .45ACP, but I'm fairly confident a 9mm JHP (my second choice) will drop a cougar. It might take the whole magazine to discourage a boar, though.
     
  6. Sugar Land

    Sugar Land TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Sugar Land Texas
    One shot on a bear?
     
  7. Sugar Land

    Sugar Land TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Apr 7, 2012
    Sugar Land Texas
    My bad. I missed the SA part of OP
     
  8. mikeofcontex

    mikeofcontex Active Member

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    10mm is the answer and a high cap version. It'll be a little heavier, but effective on things up to about 500 pounds.
     
  9. hellishhorses

    hellishhorses Well-Known

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    Gen 4 Glock 21 — .45 ACP, 10mm conversion or .460 Rowland conversion

    But then again, I'm slightly partial :D
     
  10. Sugar Land

    Sugar Land TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Sugar Land Texas
    a .50 desert eagle. lot of bears in CO and NM
     


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