Rifles and shotguns are the usual go-to for any outdoorsmen. However, there are also some who prefer sidearms for their outdoor activities. No matter which you prefer, one thing is for certain: you don’t go on your outdoor adventure unarmed.
Listed below are some of the all-time great handguns for outdoorsmen. These are all the backup you need whenever you visit places without sidewalks.
Browning 1911-22 Black Label Grey Compact
The Browning 1911-22 is made for every 1911 devotee. It’s authentic design simply calls to you from the shelves, begging you to buy it. This pistol is also made for any outdoor activity, especially hunting.
At just 13 ounces (unloaded), this pistol is compact, light, and portable. The Browning 1911-22 provides a reliable accuracy for hunting. It costs a little bit more compared to the other .22 pistols on the market, but you get what you paid for.
Smith & Wesson Victory
Don’t let the looks fool you. The Smith & Wesson Victory may not be the prettiest .22 LR handgun, but once you try it outdoors, you’ll know the true meaning of “Don’t judge the book by its cover.”
This handgun is incredibly versatile. You can use it for hunting, target practice, sport shooting and more. It’s painfully accurate and you can easily replace the rear sight with a rail for mounting a scope or a red-dot optic.
Smith & Wesson K22/617
This one is made for the revolver fanatics. It was nicknamed the “Outdoorsman” for a reason.
It’s perfect for target shooters and outdoor enthusiasts. You can even see it in the arms of the military and police force. Introduced in 1930, this high-end rimfire will always be one of the classics.
The single-action Blackhawk is a centerfire six-shooter. It is made with adjustable sights and you can get it in different variations of calibers and configurations.
The Ruger Blackhawk was an instant hit when it first came into the market. To this day, hunters and outdoorsmen from all over the country are still all over this piece.
Taurus Raging Bull
Everyone has heard of the Taurus Raging Bull. It is one of the first and still most popular double-action revolvers. This handgun was designed to provide more power than the .44 mag.
While this handgun provides a kick than most shooters can handle, it remains a popular hunting round. Because of its excellent trigger and good sights, this handgun is incredibly effective. It sports a five-round, dual-locking cylinder and a ported barrel, too.
The List Goes On
Those are only some of the all-time greats when it comes to handguns for outdoorsmen. We are certain that there are some we missed. Comment your favorite handguns for your outdoor activities below.