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There are much better hunting handguns than Glocks. I have a G20, but if I am hunting big game it is with either a 308, 44 mag or 375JDJ... Just about all my hunting handguns have scopes on them...
 

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I prefer a .44 mag for hand gun hunting, with that said, I do carry my G-20 as a back up while hunting with a rifle. Hog hunting, I would not go with out the G-20 on my side, 2 full mags over a six shooter every time.
 

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No guys, he is Hawg Hunten, where you get close enough to kill a pig with a good knife after chasing it through the woods all night and the dogs finally pinned it.

I carried a 45 only because I did not have a 9 at that time. The last few years I have carried my G26 when I go deer hunting just in case I get a chance.
 

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I agree with the others that Glocks are probably not the best choice for hunting. However, if I had to use one, I would use a G20 or a G29. (10mm models.)
 

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Not legal to hunt with them in Indiana unless it's something like groundhogs or other unregulated animal,I do carry it for personnal carry when i deer hunt which is ok but you just cant shoot deer with it,i carry my .44 mag SW 629 for that job
 

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I use to hunt with nothing but pistols, mainly TC Contendors and Encor in 7/30 waters, 375 JDJ, 45/70, 444 and 223. I also use to hunt with a Rugar Super Redhawk 44 mag. I kill lots of pigs and I do some guiding. Now most of my hunting is done with AR's. I cant count the hogs I have killed with the 5.56, and I also use a 6.8 spc and a 458 Socom. When I hunt I carry a glock on my side and I have killed hogs with all my glocks. The pic I have for my avatar is a 180 lb boar that I killed with my g26 and a 147 gr. Jhp. I probably have killed at least 20 hogs with my g22 using 180 gr jhp. Most of my shots are under 25 yards and a neck shot with either one will get the job done. Now I have a g30 in 45 acp. and from my own personal expert opinion, I know a 230 jhp or even a 230 fmj will get the job done. Hogs are not bullet proof, when I was a high school kid we used a .22 to kill hogs.
Glocks are not just built for packing, they are built for killing. I am going to put mine to work. :D
 

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Not legal to hunt with them in Indiana unless it's something like groundhogs or other unregulated animal,I do carry it for personnal carry when i deer hunt which is ok but you just cant shoot deer with it,i carry my .44 mag SW 629 for that job
I hate it! I live in ky myself. I'd live to use my g23 to take a doe or buck!!!
 

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Here is a good read on hunting with handguns. He even touches on hunting with the glock 20: http://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_hunting.htm

If you don't want to read it all here is the part about hunting with a glock:

"Glock has recently been touting their Model 20 10mm Auto pistol for hunting. This autoloader is much lighter than the other two autos I have mentioned, at 21 ounces, and much less expensive also, at a list price of $645 with adjustable sights. Unfortunately, its barrel is only 4.6" long, and it is a typical short recoil operated pistol. This means that the barrel and slide (where the sights are) both move, and separately, with every shot. Frankly, as much as I like Glock pistols for defense, I have never shot one that was accurate enough to meet my standards for a hunting pistol. However, I have never shot a Model 20, either. The 10mm cartridge is a good one, offering ballistic performance between that of the .357 Mag. and .41 Mag. revolver cartridges with full power hunting loads (not the "FBI Lite" self-defense loads).
Glock chambers their Model 17L long slide competition gun for the 9mm Luger cartridge. This pistol has a 6.02" barrel and the option of an adjustable rear sight. It might have hunting applications for some of the smaller species of game."
 

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My uncle used to poach deer with a 22LR, but that don't mean I will. My camping or hiking in the woods gun is a Ruger SBH in 44 mag. with Garrett's heavy lead hammerheads, 315 gr. bullet at 1325 fps, this is enough for anything on 4 legs and 2 legs also...
 

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Ive always hunted with a pistol until this past yr investing inna Remington 770 in 30-06. Regardless, Ive harvested more hog/deer with my .41mag than most of friends using rifles. Would I hunt with a Glock 20/21, absolutely...as a back-up weapon.

Here's a pic of my 6", ported .41MAG
 

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