So who carries a handgun as a "back up" gun when hunting with a rifle or shotgun or bow or muzzle-loader? I didn't carry a pistol the last time I hunted deer with my .308 rifle. However, my rifle was a semi-auto and I had a 10-round magazine in it, with a second 10-round mag in my jacket pocket. So I figure I could kill whatever needed killing, even if it came in groups! If I had to finish off a wounded deer at point blank range, spitting distance, I guess I'd just have to use the .308 and maybe aim for the neck or back of the head if the deer is still enough. I like carrying a pistol on my right hip or just behind, at the 4 o'clock position. This makes it bump and rub against the stock of my rifle when it's slung on my right shoulder. What do y'all think of carrying a pistol while hunting with some other kind of weapon?