Not sure if this thread should be here or in handgun discussion, and this has probably been answered earlier, but I am somewhat new to site and was wondering what handgun brand and caliber people carry while bowhunting. I used to not carry at all, but with more four legged and some two legged critters willing to contest your kill I started carrying. Plus, went hog hunting and it was recommended to carry should you not make that perfect shot on a boar. Anyway, I carry a Taurus PT24/7 .45, which is a nice size, but I'm thinking maybe .357, .9mm or .40mm might be easier to shoot. I'm a good shot with my rifles (-nikon scope is a big help-) but a pretty poor pistol shot and I am practicing, just need some more time at the range. I have shot a .357 Ruger revolver with more accuracy, and thinking of a Vaquero, but its a little big. So any suggestions or advice would be welcome.