Pocket handgun for coyotes?

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by fzr confused » 22 Feb 2013, 05:02

Well I will just have to find me a pf9 online and have it shipped to my dealer. He said it would be awhile before they got any in.

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by c1demo » 22 Feb 2013, 11:58

The perfect handgun

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Post by fzr confused » 22 Feb 2013, 13:07

I have only shot the p22 a few times and ice enjoyed it, never had any firing problems. Are they reliable? That is the biggest need here for me. Accuracy I don't care all that much about since it will be very close range.

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Post by Rapier1772 » 22 Feb 2013, 13:11

c1demo wrote:The perfect handgun
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Except the foregrip makes it an AOW :laugh:
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Post by srt-4_jon » 22 Feb 2013, 19:41

fzr confused wrote:I have only shot the p22 a few times and ice enjoyed it, never had any firing problems. Are they reliable? That is the biggest need here for me. Accuracy I don't care all that much about since it will be very close range.
Google p22 cracked slide. They are made of crap metal and not built to last.

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by Oldbindlestiff » 23 Feb 2013, 07:13

Well, on a serious note, you could look at the Charter Arms revolver in 9mm.
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Post by fzr confused » 24 Feb 2013, 12:49

well last night i went to gander and was looking around. i just about bought a north american arms 22mag, but ended up picking up the lc9. they had a pretty good deal on it, i got it and a box of ammo out the door for just under 400. i feel that is a fair price seeing as online was just about that much plus shipping and ffl transfer fees. i would have preferred the pf9, but i can pick that up later if i dont like this one.

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Post by blueorison » 24 Feb 2013, 21:10

fzr confused wrote:well last night i went to gander and was looking around. i just about bought a north american arms 22mag, but ended up picking up the lc9. they had a pretty good deal on it, i got it and a box of ammo out the door for just under 400. i feel that is a fair price seeing as online was just about that much plus shipping and ffl transfer fees. i would have preferred the pf9, but i can pick that up later if i dont like this one.
Glad you found a gun!

I've been asked the same question you asked on this forum, and now those askers are searching for PF9's in Texas.

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Post by fzr confused » 25 Feb 2013, 06:32

Yea, the safety will never (intentionally) be used.

The pf9 does look a lot nicer in a "it won't slip out of my hand" kinda way.

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Post by Vortec MAX » 25 Feb 2013, 12:30

fzr confused wrote:I have only shot the p22 a few times and ice enjoyed it, never had any firing problems. Are they reliable? That is the biggest need here for me. Accuracy I don't care all that much about since it will be very close range.
You went shooting with Vanilla Ice? I thought he had a "9."

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Post by flyingirish04 » 25 Feb 2013, 14:40

FWIW, I have had nothing but great experiences with P22. Feeds as much ammo as MkII does. No problems with wear. My sister has one, I own one, my dad has one.
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Post by blueorison » 25 Feb 2013, 15:20

fzr confused wrote:I have only shot the p22 a few times and ice enjoyed it, never had any firing problems. Are they reliable? That is the biggest need here for me. Accuracy I don't care all that much about since it will be very close range.
If you don't care at all about accuracy; I'd recommend the P22. It is not picky on ammo, the trigger is fun, as is shooting the gun, because the ergos are really awesome.

It loads just like a 9mm, and the only difference is the mag release, which isn't an issue.

If they came out with an aftermarket or factory fix to the accuracy, I'd get one in a heartbeat.
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Post by panzermk2 » 25 Feb 2013, 16:18

Polymer witness compact in 10mm would take care of them. They don't cost much more then the 22lr listed.
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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by Virginian » 25 Feb 2013, 16:39

flyingirish04 wrote:FWIW, I have had nothing but great experiences with P22. Feeds as much ammo as MkII does. No problems with wear. My sister has one, I own one, my dad has one.
I have to agree with this statement. About 5,000 rounds through mine and not a single issue. Super fun to shoot and not too bad on the accuracy.

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by fzr confused » 25 Feb 2013, 19:52

jay, while i LOVE my EAA and will gladly buy more, it did not fit this intention due to weight and size. i needed a small gun to fit in my pocket for late night "quick the dog is about to sh*t on the floor" moments. not ordinary carry where i can have it on my hip.

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by panzermk2 » 25 Feb 2013, 23:46

The witness compact is small. I would not consider it a hip gun. I have carried mine as a back up. Also the CZ RAMI in 9mm/40S&W are what I would consider a pocket gun.
I am a big guy but I have very small hands and very short fingers. My RAMI drops into my front pocket no issues. Witness poly compact is not much larger.

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by fzr confused » 26 Feb 2013, 04:27

The witness poly on the EAA site says it is 11oz heavier unloaded (almost double), an inch longer, and a half inch wider. I carry my warthog (24oz) in my pocket all the time, but when I am wearing a belt, not so much in basketball shorts, I like to keep my pants above my @$$ lol

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by Hebs » 26 Feb 2013, 08:43

srt-4_jon wrote:sig 938
:agree: but if you can't find one... a sig 238 is a great pocket pistol... (I really want one of those 938's)

The Ruger SR22 is also a sweet piece... I use it as my snake gun for when I go putting around the swamp. It's fun to paddle up to them sunning on a branch and pop them off with it. Unlike the Walther... it's not picky on ammo. It eats anything you feed it and it's a fairly cheap gun.

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by JoJo » 26 Feb 2013, 13:13

Sig P938! Carry "cocked and locked". Pocket sized and I can actually hit a 6" circle at 10 yards with iron sights. For me, that is good shooting. Load up with Hornady "Critcal Defense" and the zombies ain't got a chance. Its not mine yet but I am saving my shekels.

My bud is retired green beret and normally will not talk about guns, shooting or Vietnam but the P938 is his carry gun. Funny, the gun store commandos talk your ear off.

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Re: Pocket handgun for coyotes?

Post by 2ndAMVa » 05 Mar 2013, 22:23

IMHO:
Ruger LCR .22 magnum with Crimson Trace.
Load it with .22 magnum hollow points.
CT laser is good for night shooting. Zero CT laser at 25 yards.
The .22 mag has a flat trajectory and can reach out far.
It can hurt 2-legged "coyotes" also because it has better penetration than .22 LR, if that's a concern.
Revolver with .22 mag is more reliable than semi-auto with .22 LR.
Practice shooting at moving objects. The coyotes will not stand still like a paper target.

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