Glock pistols are some of the most popular firearms on the market. And while they’re often considered tools for self-defense, they can also be used for hunting. In fact, there’s a growing number of people who are taking up hunting with their handguns, and there are a number of game animals that you can hunt with just a Glock pistol.
Small Game Hunting With Your Glock :
While a Glock is certainly not the ideal firearm for hunting small game, it can be done. Rabbits, squirrels, ducks, and other small game can be taken down with a well-placed shot. And while a rifle would be a better option for hunting small game, a Glock can get the job done in a pinch.
Rabbits – A Glock 44 which fires .22 LR rounds is a good option for hunting rabbits. With a well-placed shot, a .22 can take down a rabbit with ease.
Squirrels – A .22 or .380 Glock is a good option for hunting squirrels. With a well-placed shot, a Glock can take down a squirrel with ease.
Ducks – A Glock 23, firing .40 S&W ammo is a good option for hunting ducks. With a well-placed shot, a .40 can take down a duck with ease. A quick tip for hunting ducks: you will want to get a duck call device to help bring them in close.
Birds – A Glock 44 which fires .22 LR rounds is a good option for hunting birds such as quail, doves, and pheasant. With a well-placed shot, a .22 can take down most small birds.
Medium Game Hunting With Your Glock:
If you’re hunting medium-sized game, a Glock is a good option. Wild Sheep, Coyotes, and other medium game can be taken down with a well-placed shot from a Glock pistol.
Wild Sheep – A Glock in either 9mm or .357 SIG is a good option for hunting wild sheep. With a well-placed shot, either of these calibers can take down a sheep with ease.
Coyotes – A Glock in either .22 LR or .380 ACP is a good option for hunting coyotes. Be careful, though, as a .22LR round may not be enough to take down a coyote with one shot. Be ready to finish the job with a second shot.
Deer – A Glock in either .357 SIG or .44 Magnum is a good option for hunting deer. With a well-placed shot, either of these calibers can take down a deer. Be sure you aim true as one shot may not put the deer down for good and it may run off injured.
Large Game Hunting With Your Glock:
If you’re hunting large game, you really need to know what you are doing if you want to use a pistol. A Glock is not the ideal firearm for hunting large game, but it can be done. Boars, deer, and bears can all be taken down with a Glock if you are skilled and lucky enough. You will need to aim your shots carefully and hit your target in a vital spot for a quick kill.
Boars – A Glock 31 which shoots .357 Magnum ammo is a good option for hunting boars. Boars can be taken down with a well-placed shot to the head or heart. Important things to know about hunting boar with a Glock:
- Use heavier rounds like the .357 Magnum. Heavier rounds will provide more stopping power and will make it easier to take the hog down.
- Make sure you are proficient with your Glock and know how to accurately hit a target at close range.
- Always be aware of your surroundings. Boars can be dangerous animals and should not be taken lightly.
Moose – A Glock in .357 SIG is what you’d want for hunting moose. This option is not for the faint of heart, as an animal this big may take multiple well-placed shots to down. Make sure you know what you’re doing before attempting to hunt moose with a Glock.
Bear – We cant in good conscience recommend hunting bear with a Glock, as it is definitely not the ideal firearm for this type of hunting. However, if you’re desperate and have no other means to take down a bear, a Glock in .45 ACP may just do the trick. Remember, a wounded bear is a dangerous bear, so be sure to take the time to make a clean kill.
Glock Hunting Accessories
Just because you’re limiting yourself to a handgun, doesn’t mean you can’t outfit that handgun with all the latest and most effective accessories. Here are a few of our favorites:
Scope – A scope can be attached to your Glock to help you better aim your shots. This is especially important when hunting larger game.
Laser Sight – A laser sight can also be attached to your Glock to help you aim better, especially in low light situations.
Bipod – A bipod can be attached to your Glock to help keep it stable when taking shots from a distance. This is especially important when hunting larger game.
MCK Conversion Kit – This kit allows you to convert your Glock into a sub-machine gun. While this is not necessarily something that would be helpful while hunting, it can be a fun addition to your hunting arsenal. It can also help you protect yourself if you come up against a deadly situation. If you come across an angry bear, you will not regret having this awesome glock accessory.
Sound Suppressor – A sound suppressor can be attached to your Glock to help reduce the noise level when firing. This can be helpful when hunting in populated areas or if you don’t want to spook other wildlife.
Extended Barrel – An extended barrel can be attached to your Glock to give you better accuracy and range. This is especially important when hunting larger game.
With the right accessories and preparation, your Glock can be an effective hunting tool, no matter what type of game you are hunting. Be sure to do your research and practice with your Glock before taking it out into the field. Stay safe and have fun hunting!