I understand on the price point. I really did not want to drop that kind of coin on a revolver but was headed to wolf and griz country for an extended time, so I opted for some so called "knock down" power. I don't hesitate to get it wet and dirty, but then again I maintain it very well so I'm not worried about a little mud, dirt, or water. When out and about here in Az very rarely do I carry the 329 PD.Bradshaws wrote:That is a very, very nice pistol. It's also a $1000 pistol! I just couldn't put a weapon that nice through mud, water and sand like I do my .38. I can understand everyones point that the .38 special is inadiquit, but all I want it to do is buy me some time to gain control of the situation. For weight, power and price this is about as good as I can do. I do like the Ruger LCP in .357mag, it is the same weight as my .38 and is less than $500. Thank for all the input. I've been wanting to see what and how everyone else was carrying. Great topicAzbackcountry wrote:The S&W 329 PD (also called the Alaskan Backpacker model) is an ultralight 44 mag with a 2.5" barrel, weighs in at 27oz. Definitely do more damage than that little .38
I was under the impression that my HydraShok's are good for my "people magazine" but my "animal magazine" was better off with full metal's since they didn't slow as much, i.e. should penetrate hide better. I used to top the animal mag off with a snake shot but I hadn't been bothering with it as of late.Alston Neal wrote:Most times I carry a Beretta .380 w/ 13 round mag loaded with Hydra Shok. With a spare mag that's 27 rounds, so with my shoosting abilities that means I'm going to end up still beating them about the head and shoulders with an empty gun.
Oh and since my wife so nicely added my full name to a public forum when she registered me, here's a heads up.......I don't leave home without it. ;)
Awesome I played around with getting their SU-16c for a backpack gun.base871 wrote: A few years ago I was carrying the Keltec Sub2000 folded up in my pack.