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    For gun hobbyists, not a political discussion of gun control.

    My latest acquisition for hog/sport shooting: A Hi-Point .45 carbine.

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    I bought my wife the 9mm version and saw this one in the gun store last week while looking at wheel guns. It was the .45 caliber that attracted me. Accurate out to 100 yards for hunting, 200+ for self defense.

    Looking forward to shooting it.
     
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    If you drop it in the grass you'll never find it again!
     
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    Nothing against Austrians, Lucy Hamilton, but the best thing to come out of Austria in the last 100 years IMHO:

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    LOL. Not without a metal detector!

    FWIW, I also bought a green laser sight for it (which I also put on my wife's 9mm carbine) and a holographic sight.

    https://www.amazon.com/Shockproof-Tactical-Barrel-Pressure-Switch/dp/B00SMICZUK
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    https://www.amazon.com/Ohuhu-Green-Reflex-Sight-Reticles/dp/B00YRIHYIW/
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    Not the greatest gear, but cheap, well rated and suitable for the 100m or less ranges I plan on using them.
     
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    What MOA does the centre dot subtend?


    As a matter of curiosity, what self defence scenario do you imagine with it?
     
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    When you are hunting the pigs do you call them 'varmint cong'? And then yell 'FREEZE GOPHER!'
     
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    LOL. No. They're just varmints to be converted into meat for dinner. Very tasty too if they're under 24 inches at the shoulder. Anything bigger tends to be stringy. Boars are nastier tasting and only good for chili..not worth skinning out.
     
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    We live in the country. It's rare, but homes have been robbed. Anyone who comes onto our property at night better have a good reason for being there. My wife loves the green laser sight since all she has to do is press the button on the forearm stock, point and pull the trigger.

    Just guessing since I didn't see it in the ad, but probably 3-5 MOA diameter. For pistol/carbine ranges, that's fine for my purposes.
     
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    I've heard from friends that live in the foothills nearby that wild pigs can really destroy the ground with their rooting and they are a huge nuisance and quite prolific. One 'game' animal that should be hunted as it can be eaten and it also destroys habitat for things like beavers.
     
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    Correct about their destructiveness, but they aren't "game" animals even though they are tasty to eat. The distinction being that, as vermin, they can be shot and left to lie in the dirt. It's illegal to shoot "game" animals and not harvest them. Not so with feral hogs. They destroy fences, crops, streams and anything else that gets in their way. Hogs are smart, but about 90% of that intelligence is geared towards eating/finding food. Sows can start bearing young at about 13 months and they can have litters of 5-6 pigs twice a year. Not as prolific as Tribbles, but fast enough to be a public nuisance.
     
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