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My knowledge of sailing is nill but of firearms quite extensive for 10 years in the Army. If I were to select a personal defense sidearm that would be used in close quarters, it would be a .40 S&W semi automatic with hollow point rounds. Many police organizations are moving this direction because it provides excellent stopping power and the hollow point will not travel completely through your target thus minimizing the chance for collateral damage. If your target is of the human variety, be prepared to deal with the consequences, moral and legal, of taking a life.
If I were to chose a firearm for hunting, many shotguns have alternate barrels, chokes and shells for a wide variety of applications, too many to get into. I would look into one such multi application rifle/shotgun setup. Any firearms dealer can point you in the right direction for what application you are considering.
Of course, I would suggest that if you do decide to arm yourself for personal defence, that you attend a Close Quarters Combat course and master your weapon. Hope this helps anyone considering the carrying of a firearm.
All that being said, when I do begin cruising, the only guns I plan to have on board are of the flare and spear variety.
Last edited by Sandflea; 08-27-2009 at 05:45 PM.