There are weirdo's out there, and at different times, I have run into some of them. Some neighbors had a really scary experience several years ago when a couple of said weirdo's attempted to do bad things to he and his wife while they were tent camping. Something scared them off just in time, and my neighbors were lucky... at that point he was bound, and she was... well, vulnerable. Very bad things almost happened.
I'm not fond of uncomfortable situations while afield, and have been involved in a few before, but it turns out that in the end, they were completely harmless... but what if they didn't turn out that way? What if some strangers decided to attempt bad things on my partner and I?
I'm a bird hunter and trap shooter, and am comfortable around shotguns as well as rifles and handguns. However, I've never really owned a handgun with the intent of using it as a concealed carry.
Anyways, to the point here... I'm thinking about the S&W model 327PD revolver? It looks like a great option for a CC at 24.3oz., especially for backpacking/wilderness hiking where one does not want to be weighed down with a heavy sidearm. I like the feel of a .357, and am confident that it would stop an attacker if the unthinkable happened.
If anyone has some experience with this gun, please share your thoughts. I like the idea of a .357, and probably wouldn't go bigger unless there was a really sound reason to do so. Also, I think that I'm pretty set on a revolver due to it's ability to operate reliably in less than perfect conditions. However, I'm definitely open to other ideas. As stated, this would be my first gun with CC in mind, but would not be a daily CC... only in the deep woods/wilderness. Also note that the purpose for the arm would be to stop a human attacker, not an animal.
Thanks for the input!