How are you guys holstering your sidearm when Coyote hunting?
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dont forget snakes, the first shot in my kimber 45 is snake shot even if a big ol cat comes around it'll get snakeshot before the 230 gr.gold dot hp. i have had a couple of mis understandings with snakes and i have won them both. the first time all i had was my 243 and a shotgun with 00 buck,not enough bb's for snakesthen i argued with the second one and won with the kimber and snakeshot.
The creeping and tugging is what I am experiencing. I really like the idea of a leg holster as it kind of gets it out of the way. I will try it first with a different belt, then try just having the holster on the belt.What does a High/crossdraw look like?I'm new to this, but my reasons are:1. Self Defense in a close quarters situation (not against coyote's but 2 legged or even a mountain lion) I plan to be in some pretty remote areas, why not have a little backup just in case? Who knows who or what you will run into. What if you were out hunting alone, and you fall and in the process, get separated from your rifle. It could possibly be days before being found. It would be nice to have a sidearm to fend off the predators. I'm not planning on going Rambo or anything, but it's not that heavy so why not. Just seems like a bit of insurance and the great thing is I already own it!2. Putting a wounded coyote out of it's misery while not using a $4 shell.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:34 AM
I wear a shoulder holster for my .45. That way I can be sitting down with nothing binding, or tough to draw from. Normally in a stand, I will have the .45 cocked and sitting in my lap. That way I just drop the rifle buttstock off my shoulder and just point the .45 where I need to. Makes things work very smoothly and easily.Darren
You're cocking that Sig P220 and then setting it down in your lap? :WTF_1:
Sometimes, since it uses a transfer bar, you have to pull the trigger to free the firing pin. Although normally, I use it double action in my lap, just as added safety.Darren
Thats pretty much the same as having a loaded (Chambered) Glock on your lap. Both would be in condition 0. If an accident were to occur it would be because someone or something (tree branch or stick ect) moved the trigger.Me personally I like the Double action first shot.BTW I just ordered a Black Hawk Serpa OD green tactical holster for the sig line (level 2). I'll post pictures and a review of it.
I understand that, but mechanical things can fail. I was taught to always use safeties but never to trust them.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:30 AM
Coup de Grace.Really the main reason to carry a handgun. Or if you are a shotgun hunter you may want something with a bit more range for a bit of peace of mind. Since most of my hunting is done during the cooler months snakes are usually not a problem...even if they are I don't kill em usually...unless one is about to crawl onto my lap.I've carried a sidearm (usually .22LR) on my side in a holster...if you make a lot of stands sitting down on the ground the holster and sometimes the gun can get a bit grubby. I usually place an 22LR revolver in my jacket pocket. The whole mtn lion thing cracks me up honestly...if it came down to needing it (highly unlikely) I'd much rather have my shotgun/rifle over drawing a handgun.
2. Putting a wounded coyote out of it's misery while not using a $4 shell.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:31 AM
I thought thats what Rifled slugs where for? .... 8)
Really the main reason to carry a handgun. Or if you are a shotgun hunter you may want something with a bit more range for a bit of peace of mind.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:51 AM
Another situation is you have fallen off a cliff or something and are separated from your rifle/shotgun. If you had a sidearm holstered and on you, you have a higher chance of still having it after a fall. ALso, what if a Mountain Lion was already on you, chewing on you?? You MAY have a chance to get to your handgun before bleeding out. lolI am still not carrying everytime I hunt though. Just one more thing to weigh me down I guess.
The whole mtn lion thing cracks me up honestly...if it came down to needing it (highly unlikely) I'd much rather have my shotgun/rifle over drawing a handgun.
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I use one of the old WW 2 leather shoulder holsters with either my 1911 in it or my Ruger mk2. although I haven't needed it yet after capping a coyote, I like having the option.
I have one of those! I can't really use it anymore as I had to switch to southpaw. But I was cool looking, and surprisingly useful and comfy. Only thing I didn't like was that I didn't have a matching mag system.
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