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    Actually if you look at my avatar I'm wearing mine, originally I was sceptical as well. I practiced on targets and shot some pigions with it. The purpose was to shoot grouse off the saddle and so far I've shot 4. What is little known is that wearing your holster down low gets stuck on the cantle (back of the saddle) and after a little while hurts like hell.Actually the accuracy with a handgun even an air pistol is very low, and takes a lot of practice. People barely practice with their rifles how are you going to get them to practice with a handgun??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 400bigbear View Post
    Funny you mention that Gilroy . It actually became a real issue when the 14 women were slaughtered in Quebec by a MAD MAN . Thats when the hammer really came down and the battle started . ALL FIREARMS owners in Canada should never ever forget KIM Campbell . Remember her ? And what PARTY did she belong too ?

    I've battled for many years the restrictive ,biased gun laws in Canada but I'm just a pup compared to a few on here and many others I know . Nobody supported the lads in those days and forward ,,, and I think as others have said .... the battle is huge and uphill .

    As firearms owners we should never give ground . You can't afford too when your going uphill on a steep incline .

    I'm not more danger to anybody whether I have a knife strapped to my belt, a handgun , or a rifle in my hand, or an axe . That is the point . Its just a tool we use to harvest or help in our harvest and nothing to fear .

    Gilroy I lived at the time the FLQ crisis went on and the Wars Measures Act was enacted in Quebec because of the murders of top officials in our country Canada . I was just a kid but I was old enough to know . People yell about Trudeau although most were not even born ,,, but that half bald , ugly Liberal showed,,,, muchos balls . Harper got rid of the long gun registry . He's a Conservative but it was his balls that has us climbing the hill .

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    Then again, when you recall, the knee jerk reaction after the Ecole Polytechnique massacre was to ban the Ruger Mini 14, as it was the offending implement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwolf View Post
    So.. what would you hunt with a handgun? I really have no use for a handgun, Except for target I have an air pistol which works perfectly for grouse and bunnies. So imagine a 9MM for a grouse? There would not be much left of a grouse. So if a 3030 is not big enough for deer, as a lot of hunters feel only a 300 win mag will take a deer, even a 22 has more power and is a lot more accurate....
    One moose and three deer with my 44 mag. and one jack rabbit, numerous grouse with my 1911 and a special smooth bore barrel and home brewed shot shell loads, groundhogs with my .22 cal. target pistol and a few cotton tailed rabbits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwolf View Post
    Actually if you look at my avatar I'm wearing mine, originally I was sceptical as well. I practiced on targets and shot some pigions with it. The purpose was to shoot grouse off the saddle and so far I've shot 4. What is little known is that wearing your holster down low gets stuck on the cantle (back of the saddle) and after a little while hurts like hell.Actually the accuracy with a handgun even an air pistol is very low, and takes a lot of practice. People barely practice with their rifles how are you going to get them to practice with a handgun??
    What about your vertical bow?
    Long range shooting?
    Traditional archery?
    Archery in general?

    Handguns are as accurate as you can make them, they are short barreled rifles, they have predictable trajectories and points of impact. The problem lies with the user and their ability to hold steady with the shot. The same problem lies with all the methods listed above, we can also add wing shooting to that, you need to know where the shotgun will put the pellets hit, follow through, proper lead and all of that jazz to hit.

    Stop knocking something because it may not be your fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwolf View Post
    Actually if you look at my avatar I'm wearing mine, originally I was sceptical as well. I practiced on targets and shot some pigions with it. The purpose was to shoot grouse off the saddle and so far I've shot 4. What is little known is that wearing your holster down low gets stuck on the cantle (back of the saddle) and after a little while hurts like hell.Actually the accuracy with a handgun even an air pistol is very low, and takes a lot of practice. People barely practice with their rifles how are you going to get them to practice with a handgun??

    Ok. So completely confused on this one. You're saying that pic is over 25 years old? And you hunted with the pistol back when it was legal to do so?

    Otherwise friend, unless you and trigger there are actually sitting on an approved range, or are South of the US Canada border, you're admitting to a no-no which you can be severely prosecuted for.
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    It was different back in 1989 you could still shoot at agravel pit. This changed early in 1990.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebulldog View Post
    Ok. So completely confused on this one. You're saying that pic is over 25 years old? And you hunted with the pistol back when it was legal to do so?

    Otherwise friend, unless you and trigger there are actually sitting on an approved range, or are South of the US Canada border, you're admitting to a no-no which you can be severely prosecuted for.
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    I'm not against the idea of handguns I just have no use for them. The problem I see is people not practicing with them, and anyone who shoots them knows it takes a lot more practice to be as proficient than a rifle. Still how many people actually put a box of shells through their rifle before they hunt with it? I'm not knocking something that is already banned in our country, I just would not support the reintroduction of handguns into hunting for that reason and that I do not think the ballistics support big game hunting. In my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwolf View Post
    I'm not against the idea of handguns I just have no use for them. The problem I see is people not practicing with them, and anyone who shoots them knows it takes a lot more practice to be as proficient than a rifle. Still how many people actually put a box of shells through their rifle before they hunt with it? I'm not knocking something that is already banned in our country, I just would not support the reintroduction of handguns into hunting for that reason and that I do not think the ballistics support big game hunting. In my opinion.
    I'll side with you on this Blackwolf. For the few that would be proficient and conscientious shooting a handgun at game, there would be hundred's, if not thousands, of others who wouldn't be. Sort of like many who call themselves bow hunters? I've seen and heard of way to many wounded animals that got away due to the shooter not being competent enough to make a good shot with a bow. It happens all too often with long guns, let alone what would happen if handguns were thrown into the mix.
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    Its not going to happen. Dont get your hopes up

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    Afraid I have to agree with Bushmoose about the number of shooters who just don't take the time to learn to shoot their weapons. You have to remember however that it is normal for a hand gunner to fire between 50 and 250 rounds PER WEEK.

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