Horsewright , this is California correct? what area? Not that I know much about California terrain. Looked like near the mountains. The 45-70 is powerful enough to stop anything? I do not know lot about guns, but I remember some reviewer ( the editor of black powder magazine, kind of a big guy) from YouTube had a Rolling block, was in 45-70, and I liked it!Depends on time of the year. Summertime, often a Smith Mod 36 in .38. In cowboy vernacular any snub nose is referred to as a "snake gun".
First round is snake shot. Light compact and out of the way when doing stuff. Here getting ready to head up into the high country to clean up a tweaker/methhead village we found on the ranch.
Lil Man helped drag it down the mountain till where we could get to it with a quad:
Other times of the year I switch around. I too am rather fond of a Glock 43:
Same reasons: light, compact and out of the way when active like wrestling calves:
Or working cattle horseback:
The wife recently replaced her Springfield EMP with a Sig 365:
I've adopted the EMP and it has become one of my primaries, sweet gun and shoots like a laser.
Going to the back side of the ranch we often take a long gun. We call this area the "Big Country". There are no roads, lots of lions, tigers and bears back there. Ok no tigers, but really big hogs. Here the wife is holding My Guide Gun in .45-70 while I re-adjust my saddle after a very steep climb, we were back there fixing fence:
Lots of big country to cover and the gun varies but there always is one:
Horsewright , this is California correct? what area? Not that I know much about California terrain. Looked like near the mountains. The 45-70 is powerful enough to stop anything? I do not know lot about guns, but I remember some reviewer ( the editor of black powder magazine, kind of a big guy) from YouTube had a Rolling block, was in 45-70, and I liked it!
For woods walking I carry a S&W 340 loaded with .38 SPL +P and one CCI Shotshell round for snakes.
During hunting season, my S&W 329 loaded with Buffalo Bore 255 gr. Keith 44 mag. ammo.
DANG! That sounds like it would be almost as bad being behind it as being in front of it! Isn't the 329 the ltwt alloy version?
When Im out where I wont be around many people I carry a 6.5 inch Ruger Blackhawk in 41 magnum. When Im around people I carry concealed, so I carry my Kimber Stainless II 45acp. I need a holster for my S&W model 19, thatd be perfect for me, but I have never found a nice holster. Not many people carry revolvers anymore so theres not much in the way of holster choices.
You would be very surprised to find what can be killed with a well placed .22 round. Up to and including whitetail deer size animals.
Lots of people killed every year with a .22. Accidentally and intentionally.-KV
This reminds me.... I need to go to your site and see what kind of revolver holsters you do. I have a 4" 686 that has pretty much never been used, other than range trips right after I got it. The biggest problem with it is holster availability.