- Oct 4, 2009
- Roswell, NM
New member and just decided on an Alaskan in a 44 mag for defense while hunting. And of course home defense. Never owned a handgun. Just got back into some serious bow hunting and an elk hunter went missing one week before I got there and I camped (tent nontheless) not 1/4 mile from where he went missing. Didn't know about the unusual circumstances of his disappearance til I met up w/ some search/rescue guys after 4 nights of camping. Predators other than bear I guess. They called off the search (hailed pretty good that day) the same day I was entering the area on my ATV. I told myself after last years deer hunt that was the last time I would go out defenseless. Almost always hunt bow. No more. This gun does not seem to be available, at a reasonable price of course. I haven't been to my local dealer yet though. I was lookin at the mid $700's for this gun. BudsGuns has a good price ($718) but out. GunsImpact has a 454 for $769 but out of the 44 mags for $749. Will they become more widely available soon? Won't be able to get it til next month anyways since I'm waiting on a per diem check thats gonna pay for it. Thanks for any help! Really psyched about gettin this gun!