Re: AZ people: 9mm sensible for hiking/backpacking?
PLEASE don't take this as an attempt to derail your post or question your judgment in any way, but your supposition for wanting a different gun kinda struck me funny.
Originally Posted by Bullfrog
The only people with limited or denied access to firearms in NYC are law abiding citizens. The kind of people I would be concerned with - proportionately – exist in MUCH greater numbers where you came from – not where you’re likely living now. If I understood the above correctly, I'd have wanted a hi-cap 9mm in NYC and I'd be fine with the 686 in a country setting.
Did I completely misread your reason for contemplating another sidearm?
PS: Aside from anything I’ve said, I’m certainly not implying that you need a “reason” to want anything. What fun is that?
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