Was told by a lot of hunters to bring a sidearm... that way if something charges you, you have a fallback weapon. Was thinking a GLOCK 20; 15 rounds of 10mm seemed like the perfect combination of mag size/caliber. That, and i like the 10mm better as a HD/SD caliber than .40. Was briefly considering the Desert Eagle, but I really don't think having a magazine half the size (7 rounds) makes up for it. That, and it weights a ton. I looked at revolvers, but they just aren't my thing. Also, I can get G20's relatively cheap ($425-450 NIB). Cost is a big issue; I'm going to be carrying my G27 as my BUG for now for lack of a better option. Not looking at going after anything big... just deer, maybe plink some crows. Don't even think I'll need a handgun, but better to bring it and not need it than to need it and not have it, no? P.S. If I don't have an AK-47 by then (which is legal to hunt with in MO), I'm probably going to be using a bolt-action chambered in .308.