Off Topic Coyotes

Raymond_B

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Decided on a Glock 17 for a handgun. Found a good deal on one locally. Been meaning to buy one, have put it off for a long time. And oddly enough my neighbor who I first talked with about the coyotes wants the Sig I took as trade on some work. It's a nice gun, never fired, scope, all the bells and whistles. I can sell it to him, get the pistol and a entry level Ruger AR I found locally and have money left over. An older Gent that I know (he wants to date my Mom:)) is going to help me hunt them. So it's working out. Just going to keep an eye on my little dog till we do.
Solid choice on the handgun. Glocks are excellent, sorry for the slow reply I was going to recommend a S&W M&P 9mm, but again the Glock is great. Shine also has a great point, city or not if you want a dedicated in home "self defense" gun a shotgun is a good choice. However as I do not think you want to go down the rabbit hole of several firearms the Glock and AR are damn good all-around guns. For in the house the 9mm with quality "self defense" rounds will help to minimize over-penetration and pack some good stopping power. The AR will handle pretty much anything 2 or 4 legged outside :)

Oh I meant to say, regardless of the gun, practice and familiarity is *everything*! Especially in stress conditions where you need muscle memory. So take them both out and shoot frequently.
 
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Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
So, this older gent hunts coyotes and cougars? I'd be watching him closer.
No worries,:D he's been trying to date my Mom for a couple of years. She's not too interested. He's a good Christian man though.
Solid choice on the handgun. Glocks are excellent, sorry for the slow reply I was going to recommend a S&W M&P 9mm, but again the Glock is great. Shine also has a great point, city or not if you want a dedicated in home "self defense" gun and a shotgun is a good choice. However as I do not think you want to go down the rabbit hole of several firearms the Glock and AR are damn good all-around guns. For in the house the 9mm with quality "self defense" rounds will help to minimize over-penetration and pack some good stopping power. The AR will handle pretty much anything 2 or 4 legged outside :)

Oh I meant to say, regardless of the gun practice and familiarity is *everything* especially in stress conditions you need muscle memory. So take them both out and shoot frequently.
Thank you Raymond.
 

mhinch

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sounds to me like there's a coyote and a would be rooster in the hen house in your parts. Just having some word play fun..Solid choice on the 17. Good luck and let us know how things progress.
 
I thought about an air rifle but they cost as much or more than a good AR15 style rifle. I like the of idea of the AR-15 for more than just shooting coyotes. Around here if something happens you are pretty much on your own for at least 20-30 minutes.
Guy offered me $1500 for the Sig. I have half of that in it so I think I may sell it.
Raymond, I was looking at a Ruger like you describe today. Seemed like a pretty good deal. What about a lever action rifle? Not as trendy as an AR15 but they seem like they would be good for coyotes. And any thoughts on a good basic handgun?
I built my AR-15 (CMMG) to be accurate long range and it's sighted in at 300 yards. It has a slightly longer barrel (20") with 1:7 twist and shooting hand loaded 75 gr. hollow points.
For Elk I have Remington 7mm Magnum rifle but have found that I actually prefer Archery.

Handguns need to fit your grip. Personally, Glocks don't work well for me, my wife likes them, but I prefer the Springfield XD as it just fits me better.
Whatever you decide on, be sure to get some training with it. I thought I knew what I was doing, having been raised with guns but one 4 day handgun class at Front Sight Firearms Training opened my eyes. I have been back more than 6 times after that.
 

Slofut

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Decided on a Glock 17 for a handgun. Found a good deal on one locally. Been meaning to buy one, have put it off for a long time. And oddly enough my neighbor who I first talked with about the coyotes wants the Sig I took as trade on some work. It's a nice gun, never fired, scope, all the bells and whistles. I can sell it to him, get the pistol and a entry level Ruger AR I found locally and have money left over. An older Gent that I know (he wants to date my Mom:)) is going to help me hunt them. So it's working out. Just going to keep an eye on my little dog till we do.
Wait, you have a nice Sig ar15 and you're gonna sell it and get an entry level AR?
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
I've shot some in the past. Had a 22 rifle as a teen. Grandfather gave me a 30/30 Winchester bolt. Had a old Colt 1911 back then too. My Dad didn't like guns so I didn't get to use them often. When I moved to California I left my guns with my Mom. Unfortunately her 2nd Husband was a real piece of work. He pawned all them off. :mad: I never had any paperwork on them and he represented them as his own.
Haven't done anything in the last 20 years or so.

Slofut, Yes I took the gun as trade for some work I did for a guy. Essentially I have $750 in it. Neighbor offerd me $1500 for it. It's never been shot and is real nice. Has alot of extras scope, red dot etc. I honestly don't really care about having something that nice. Plus money is tight so I can sell it, get a pistol, which I've been wanting a cheaper AR and a bunch of ammo and not have to spend any additional cash. Maybe I should but I'm not a gun guy. Just want something functional.
 

1A Rock

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Plus money is tight so I can sell it, get a pistol, which I've been wanting a cheaper AR and a bunch of ammo
This is another topic that has a lot of good answers. For what you pay for a cheaper AR you may want to consider a bolt action rifle in a varmint round. they should be considerably less money and way less complicated, depending on how far you are planning to shoot maybe even a 22mag.
 

Slofut

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Cost of ammo too, 22mag may cost more than .223? I don't practice nearly as much now because of ammo prices and availability.
 

shine

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i keep bird shot in mine with 00 as last round. 00 will penetrate walls in the house . hell just the sound of racking in a round will cause loss of bodily fluids .
on a side note never keep fmj in your gun . hollow points are the safest round to keep in your gun .
 
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