- Jan 7, 2021
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A stock G20 is what I would carry maybe add Trigicon HD night sights and that's about it.
So I'm still awaiting my Colt Anaconda 4" that they allegedly will be making this year. No shipments yet, but the SKU exists and they did the press releases and NRA videos about it.
Something I didn't think about but should have, and all of you should too:
If we're really talking about a back country carry gun, this is a gun that is fished in, gets snowed on, gets bunched up in damp bins, gets pulled out only so frequently as is required for proficiency, and is probably put back away with minimum tender loving care. So we're talking about stainless guns for the most part, or their modern coating equivelants. Does anyone know if all the guns discussed herein are through-and-through stainless steel, or whether the hammer, sear, springs, and other small bits will prove to be high rust and low reliability?
I can't say that I've taken any of the revolvers apart to ascertain if they are entirely stainless or other rust resistant components. I know Glocks are largely stainless, plastic, and coated products but some of the small parts and pins certainly are not. It would probably behoove a back country user to find stainless small parts kits for their glocks if they intend to neglect them.
Disclaimer: I'm not a handgun guy at all. I don't like them. I don't enjoy shooting them. I own them for their intended purposes, but it is definitely the least likely thing I will upkeep beyond the minimum required to stop a bear or meth-head in a place where help is only hours away.