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You'd think two experienced hunters would know better to carry something more appropriate in Grizzly bear country. I mean seriously.


Caliber doesn't matter as much as you may think:



Fine, carry a .380 ACP in Grizzly country if you want. I'll stick with my .44 mag Alaskan.


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You Will Buy A Glock? I think I got it. Thanks.
 
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this story must be false

the internet has told me for years only 45-70s and up are adequate protection from large bears

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“A warden suggested more power, and a large magazine capacity gave a better chance of hitting the central nervous system. He recommended the Glock 20 in 10mm.”


No bear around here but that’s exactly what I changed my side over to recently because the damn hogs are bad enough as it is.

Switched to the 20 because it has more capacity than my Delta Elite, and really didn’t feel like carrying a 1k-ish 1911 out in Texas heat. Sweating on it couldn’t have been a good thing.

It'd be hard to think of anything better than 15 rnds. of 10mm. Except:
https://www.etsgroup.us/ETS-30...9-40-p/glk-20-30.htm


Hmmm, good concept but probably not easy to walk around with while holstered. A 2nd G20 on the other hand.... I just might have to sweet talk SWMBO on that one.

And we’ll played Chuck Perry!


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In addition to their archery equipment, both men had 9 mm pistols.


You'd think two experienced hunters would know better to carry something more appropriate in Grizzly bear country. I mean seriously.


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Holy crap. That's quite a chunk of meat missing.



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How many different ways did the writer tell us the bear had to be shot?
 
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Also at link are NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH images of Mr. Donivan's rather impressive collection of bear injuries. He probably will drink a few free beers telling the story.



Chicks dig scars, dudes got a conversation starter at any bar....

If I'm going into the woods, my 44 Mag or 10 mm is going with me... However better the 43 than nothing.



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Also at link are NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH images of Mr. Donivan's rather impressive collection of bear injuries. He probably will drink a few free beers telling the story.



Chicks dig scars, dudes got a conversation starter at any bar....

If I'm going into the woods, my 44 Mag or 10 mm is going with me... However better the 43 than nothing.


I've seen a lot of bears in the wilderness over the years. Mostly Black bears, but two Grizzly bears, as well (Montana). I would be terrified to defend with a small caliber weapon. I would still be terrified to defend with my G20, but that is what I carry now in the wilderness. Switched from a 44 mag revolver a few years ago. I understand many bears have been killed with small caliber pistols over the years. Any pistol is better than no pistol. But the odds are against you with a pea shooter caliber. They really are. Just ask a guide in Alaska.

By the way, Cougars/Mountain Lions are more dangerous than bears. You'll never know they are stalking you. Good thing those attacks are very rare.



Few pics from my fav spot in the North Cascades. Was just there three weeks ago. Now it is all snowed in. (7000 feet elevation and a very short season to get there)

https://imgur.com/a/e1yBv7k
 
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