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Old 07-09-2021, 04:10 PM
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I hope to do camping out west (South Dakota). Besides having bear spray with me, which of these options of mine do you think would be best for me?

1) .45 ACP 1911
2) .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk 4 5/8"
3) .45 Colt Ruger Bisley 5 1/2"
4) GP-100 357 Mag 6"
5) None, bang pots and act aggressive.

I need to get a holster ordered soon.
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Out of those, id take the 357 DA Ruger.

Just cause its da, fiddling with a slide or a hammer when you’re pooping your pants is one more thing to goof up.

Just keep your food up in a tree that is not between you and your escape route. And pee all over that route, so it wont come at you from that direction.

Im waiting for someone to tell you to bring a 22. Cause you can shoot it in the eye as its mauling you

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Old 07-09-2021, 05:19 PM
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Oh, bring a .22 you because nobody should want to get shot with anything! (in the eye)
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The GP-100, unless you want to sleep with the 1911 cocked and locked as I have.
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I live right below SD...I have been there alot..I have never seen a Bear. there personally.I do not think they live in most of the State. What part of the State are you going to?

Maybe way west in the Black Hills there may be a few..But I have never encountered one there either..Not saying you may not..If you did encounter one..I am guessing it would be a small Black..Any of those will work I suppose..Just whichever one you are most comfortable using and most proficient with..

Sound shot placement and reliabilty is more important than the maker of the Weapon.

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Old 07-09-2021, 07:34 PM
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Sound shot placement and reliability is more important than the maker of the Weapon.
Humm, so 1911's aren't reliable? The design of the most prolific firearm designer in history isn't a consideration? 45ACP's stop fights and have for a very very very very long time.
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Humm, so 1911's aren't reliable? The design of the most prolific firearm designer in history isn't a consideration? 45ACP's stop fights and have for a very very very very long time.
They are reliable, but they require more manipulation than a double action revolver in order to go bang on the first shot.

If I was going to a gun fight, yeah Id take the 1911, cocked and locked , but camping, too much activity, and fun to have that strapped to my hip or under my pillow cocked and locked. If he had a glock in 10 mm or 45 , id pick that

But I assume he’s taking a rifle or a shotgun too, and thats what he will really need to fend off a charging bear. So like all side arms , they are only there so you can get to your long gun. Hopefully the bang scares the bear and they both run in opposite directions
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Glock 20. I just put a Leupold DeltaPoint Micro on mine. With Buffalo Bore 10mm Outdoorsman ammo, it is enough for all but the biggest bears.
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I live right below SD...I have been there alot..I have never seen a Bear. there personally.I do not think they live in most of the State. What part of the State are you going to?

Maybe way west in the Black Hills there may be a few..But I have never encountered one there either..Not saying you may not..If you did encounter one..I am guessing it would be a small Black..Any of those will work I suppose..Just whichever one you are most comfortable using and most proficient with..

Sound shot placement and reliabilty is more important than the maker of the Weapon.
It's not bears you need to worry about in SD, it's two legged vermin with mischief or robbery on their minds.
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Leave the bear spray at home (that will just make them mad) and take the GP 100 and a 1911.

Or as already mentioned a .22 for lighting fast precise follow up shots. You might miss with the .357 but you could put 10 rounds of 22lr right in a bears eye before you could get off a second controlled shot with a centerfire round..........

I thought I would mention that that is sarcasm just in case.
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Go with the cocked and locked 1911. The .45 is a great one shot stopper. I'd also bring a .22 just for fun.
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Go with the cocked and locked 1911. The .45 is a great one shot stopper. I'd also bring a .22 just for fun.
Cocked and locked 1911, vs 357 revolver, ask jerry Mickeluk which one gets off the first shot faster. Too dangerous to carry a 1911 around a camp sight when your main purpose is goofing off cutting wood making coffee, and horsing around. Grip saftey anyone? Is it a series 80 or 70. Great guns , but you need to be a devotee to get them to run optimally. Vs da revolver, point and pull trigger is as simple as it gets. Plus the 357 has mor muzzle velocity and penetration.

Most 1911 people shoot 230 grain hardball, not +P+ 180 grain hollowpoints. Some 1911 s wont even shoot those hot rounds.

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For me your list does not have anything that I would use on your quest. I would pick up a Ruger Alaskan 44 Mag.
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Old 07-10-2021, 06:02 AM
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.45 Colt in one of the Rugers.

2) .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk 4 5/8"
3) .45 Colt Ruger Bisley 5 1/2"

The .45 Colt loaded up stout with well constructed bullets will give you as much stopping power as you can get from the handguns you listed. And being single action, sleeping with them is about as safe as sleeping with any gun gets.
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