Anyone use their Glock for hunting ?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by cacumber, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. cacumber

    cacumber New Member

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    I know some state laws put limits on calibers used. I have not hunted with a handgun yet but was looking for some stories..........
     
  2. Glockmaster

    Glockmaster New Member

    I went Hog hunting with my Buddy in TX. I used my G23 as my sidearm & his AR15.

    Had to put 1 round in a hogs head with my G23. The hog got tangled up in a barb wire fence

    The ammo I used was Remington Golden Saber 165gr. BJH. This all happened about a month ago.

    This was the first time I have ever killed a hog. He was around 200-250 lbs.
     

  3. Here in WI it would not be a legal firearm for most hunting except small game (rabbits, squirrels, etc.) To use a handgun here in WI for deer (for example) it must have a minimum barrel length of 6" and fire rounds of a minimum fps rating. There are no Glocks that meet those criteria.

    Now -- WOULD I use my Glock for hunting? You betcha! My 9mm would be a bit light for deer, but I could easily see using it for rabbit, squirrel, fox, and other small animals.

    Side note: I do use a handgun for deer hunting. I use my Desert Eagle .44 mag. Problem is: I haven't had a buck walk anywhere near me since I've been carrying the DE. It's still a buck virgin. :(
     
  4. kglack43

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    I plan on taking my G20 with me for deer hunting along with my rifle. Last year by the time a die stopped moving she was 15ft below me next to my ladder...if that happens again I'll be ready.
     
  5. Does shooting at a bobcat from the drivers seat count???
     
  6. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    I want a 10mm conversion for my g30 that i want to use for hunting.
     
  7. brettc

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    I think my next glock will be a 20SF specifically for hog hunting. But it will also be a fun gun to shoot ha
     
  8. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I have a G-20 with stock length barrel, and also a 6 inch barrel. It came as a set from Cabelas. In Washington it is legal to hunt with a handgun, just haven't gone hunting since I bought it. Next time I go I intend to try it out though.
     
  9. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Who sells 10mm conversions for G-30's?
     
  10. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Lonewolf. Was gonna pick up a lonewolf ported extended barrel and 2 g29 mags for $250.00 but i bought another handgun instead.
     
  11. A_Fond_Farewell

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    I wouldn't hesitate to hunt big game with a Glock if it was chambered for either 40 S&W or 10mm...

    I would not however use hollow points on big game, penetration and shot placement are paramount here.

    Hollow points are more likely to under penetrate, and full metal jackets will have better accuracy and ballistics.

    Just make sure you know your own capabilities accuracy wise with whatever model you choose and err on the side of taking more conservative shots.
     
  12. 762X51

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    I have killed several hogs with my 21 running buffalo bore 255 grain 45 super
     
  13. Danzig

    Danzig Glockin’ since 1993 Supporter

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    What's the speed on that? What kind of bullet do they use? What's tbhe difference between the .45ACP and .45super?
     
  14. A_Fond_Farewell

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    The case has more capacity allowing for a faster velocity. Kinda like 380ACP and 9mm.
     
  15. Danzig

    Danzig Glockin’ since 1993 Supporter

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    Fits in the same magazine? External dimensions as compared to ACP.
     
  16. The buffalo bore uses a 255 grain hard cast bullet in the 45 super. The 45 super uses a 451 detonics case design that is shortened to the ACP case length. It has more strength in the case head area and can withstand the near 40,000 CUP it can produces. For a 230 grain fmj, it will usually be 200-250 fps faster than the ACP and about 200 # more energy. I'm pretty sure the capacity of the case is not increased in any way.
     
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  17. Danzig

    Danzig Glockin’ since 1993 Supporter

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    So it's just a hair fatter or same size? Special barrel or mag or spring needed?
     
  18. J-Will

    J-Will I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!

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    Id like more info on this as well please! any mods need done to a regular 45 glock to use 45 super?
     
  19. The outside dimensions are identical. The difference is the case thickness in certain areas. You would need a heavier recoil spring to prevent damage. It's like a 45 ACP ++p++. In a 1911, I would want to be very sure that the chamber would stand up to double the CUP it would normally see. Someone makes a Glock conversion for 45 super. 6" barrel with compensator, fully supported chamber, recoil assembly, etc.
     
  20. It might be safe for limited use in a factory barrel but the pressure of the super is higher than an ACP proof round.