After testing the GLOCK 20 I’m still auditioning candidates for my perfect truck pistol: a handgun I can use for concealed carry self-defense and hunting game. Before reviewing the latest contender – the STI Nitro 10 10mm 1911 – I want to address an issue raised by TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia: why not a truck rifle and a handgun? As many readers pointed out, a rifle is almost always the better choice for taking game. But there are a lot of reasons to hunt with a pistol instead . . .
For one thing, handgun hunting is more challenging. If hunting wasn’t about the challenge, I’d use a suppressed AR chambered in 6.8SPC for any game animal in Texas and call it a day. I’ve taken every kind of native game – and many invasive and exotic species – using that combination. But hunting is about the challenge. You have to level-up your skills to hunt with a pistol.
Handgun hunting with a pistol is sometimes more practical than a rifle. I do a lot of my pig hunting on private land around the Brazos River valley where it’s nothing but pines and thickets. Getting an …read more
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