According to the possessor of this pocket dump, Henry Bowman, this is his carry for hiking or scouting for hunting locations. He’s chosen a GLOCK 40 MOS with a Trijicon RMR; the 10mm chambering and 6.02-inch barrel make it a solid choice for the various predators you might find in the woods and mountains (four-legged or two-legged).
That’s the thing about selecting a self-defense gun for the woods: it needs to be a large enough caliber to stop the threat, but small enough that you can control it. Fast follow-up shots are a must. Personally I find 10mm to be the perfect choice.
(And yes, you can technically drop a raging bear with a 9mm – just ask Phil Shoemaker. But even Shoemaker agrees it was far from ideal.)
Any other hunting/hiking carries out there?