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    Around home and woodswalking choice

    Been open carrying around the homestead and woods wandering lately. My choice mostly has been a Traditions 1873 in .357 magnum carried in a Triple K Keegan crossdraw holster. Very comfortable to carry and I kind of get a kick out of carrying the old styled piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee1959 View Post
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    Been open carrying around the homestead and woods wandering lately. My choice mostly has been a Traditions 1873 in .357 magnum carried in a Triple K Keegan crossdraw holster. Very comfortable to carry and I kind of get a kick out of carrying the old styled piece.

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    I agree, old school woods walks are the best!



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    Good choice.

    I think a good 158 grain sp in .357 is good medicine for just about anything you run in to short of a grizzly bear.

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    I like it.

    I kick myself for not picking up a Ruger Single-Six in .357 Mag that came my way but I let pass some years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RScottie View Post
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    Good choice.

    I think a good 158 grain sp in .357 is good medicine for just about anything you run in to short of a grizzly bear.

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    Yeah not much I will see in this neck of the woods the .357 wont handle. Biggest two threats these days are two legged and coyotes which have gone way over populated the past couple years. Which reminds me I need to take .22 magnum out to the barn and sit in the loft and peg a few more or the b*****ds, been hearing way to much at night lately, need to make them fear my property again.

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    Around home and woodswalking choice

    Iím in the High Desert so although I donít have a large amt. of property my house backs into Nat.l Forrest land and a golf course so we get bobcats, Javelinas, and snakes. I have a 6.5Ē stainless Taurus Judge which gets 2 Snakeshot, 2 rds. Of Hornady Critical Defense Triple Defense, and one Buffalo Bore 240Gr...itís st my back door...and since I walk Cpl. Boris. Between 6:15 and 6:45-7:30 I carry it in a simply rugged chest rig( and my Ham Radio as well-with a Wip Antenna mounted to my motorized Wheelchair) we see a lot of Snakes and Javs like this am we saw a family of 5 but we avoided them). A few years ago when we had more property 2 towns over I had to shoot one and two weeks later a Bobcat since In both places we are near the river....


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    Since I live in the city, my "around the house" is just my EDC (currently a ruger LC9s with a Crimson Trace laser loaded with 124gr GD or HST). When I'm in the woods, I like my 4-inch S&W 686 loaded with 158 gr JHP. I'm in the southeast, so no big bears or ungulates to worry about. Feral dogs are probably my most likely threat. I have been looking for a Ruger Vaquero in .45LC as a woods gun instead of the S&W, though!

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    Around the house it’s whatever carry piece I’m running at the moment; out in the woods it’s a Ruger Security-Six in .357 with a 6” barrel.

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    Sometimes it's my Model 19 simply because it is close at hand. But when I have prep time and intent, it is my Ruger Blackhawk .357 magnum 6.5" in a modern thigh holster that I don't mind getting snagged in the brush. The secondary lower slung punk looking belt helps distribute the weight to the far hip, so the gun weight is evenly distributed on both hips to prevent lower back pain.


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    No, mirror image. I have been training a lot lately with my left hand, though, and I am not bad with it. I guess I need a 2 gun buscadero rig for the single actions!


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    My current woods walker. And we do have a lot of Grizzlies here. Loaded with a 200 grain hardcast Double tap or Littlestone round.
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    Still trying to find a large frame 45 Colt Blackhawk that can handle bear loads but, I so far can only find the small frames. Dang Ruger for mixing the tough guns with the weaker ones that takes a ruler on the cylinder to tell the difference. Yeah, I have a pocket 10ths ruler that goes with me to the LGS.

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    My current woods walker. And we do have a lot of Grizzlies here. Loaded with a 200 grain hardcast Double tap or Littlestone round.
    Open Carry load out.jpg

    Still trying to find a large frame 45 Colt Blackhawk that can handle bear loads but, I so far can only find the small frames. Dang Ruger for mixing the tough guns with the weaker ones that takes a ruler on the cylinder to tell the difference. Yeah, I have a pocket 10ths ruler that goes with me to the LGS.
    Why not pick up a 4” barreled Redhawk in .45 Colt?

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    Why not pick up a 4” barreled Redhawk in .45 Colt?
    If I could find a used one I would at least consider it as Ruger no longer offers a 45 Colt Redhawk that I could find on their website. Still, the Blackhawk is 1/2 a pound lighter and truth be told I miss owning a single action.

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    I have favored the .357 Magnum for decades now, it is a do-it-all gun.

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