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Old 05-25-2014, 01:29 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

I agree with that, and brass on the ground in a self defense situation is never going to be an issue.Thirteen rounds down range out of my glock 23 as I run sceaming like a sissy from a 200 pound grizzly bear that just popped his head into my elk hunting hide makes me feel better! But there are those other situations where people forget about the finer details of proper lower 48 wolf disposal.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:33 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

My wife enjoyed shooting my SRH 480 Ruger. But she wouldn't pack it. IMO it sucks that Every company doesn't makes light weight 5 shot 44 Specials. But a 357 with a heavy bullet is a close 2 nd. The 40 S+W is close with a 180@950 fps. Especially with 10 bullets in the gun or more.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:17 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

From one who ranched in bear country, and believes and experience taught that the only good bear is a dead one.

We all know that 38's or 9mm aren't even good man stoppers, let alone trying to stop a bear in the defence situation we're talking about. So unless it's Mag'natized you may as well leave it home. If your in a tree stand and it comes to a bear coming up the ladder to visit you, well maybe.... But we're not talking of a hunting situation here. We're talking DEFENCE!!! Close range stuff.

That means we in a 911 quickly deteriorating split second decision time under great duress.

Unless your a COOL experienced hunter/guide, YOU, NO ONE knows how he or she will respond to the adrenalin rush of that terrifying moment.

It demands a secure killing (probably one shot) chance.

So don't take marginal insurance! You better be over gunned. And a that means the likes of a 45-70 or a defender shotgun.

Loaded with a Slug first and alternating buck shot (like shooting chain saws) slugs. And you still need to make sure your COOL enough to make the first shot very meaning full.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:16 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

Now your just trying t piss me off. We r talking about a female going for a walk, jog or hike most likely on established trails or bike paths ect.
I've run off at least 10 brown bear and close to that # of black bear just with 919 , 40 S+W and 357 mag. Never even had to touch hair with my bullet. My wife did it once with her 357 with a brown bear. Never had to fire a shot. And I've been living and working in bear country for 36 years.
Buck shot is as useless on a bear as bird shot is.
Most girls don't want to advertise that they are packin heat.

I've run off dozens of bears with the 41,44 , 45 Colt, 454 Casull + 480 Ruger. Only had to kill 2 of them. Shotguns, generally suck at killing real bears. Lack of penetration.

If she don't have it with her, the greatest bear gun on earth is useless. Hence the? that the op posed and most of our answers

And besides, the? Was pointed at wolves. . Ya don't need a 45/70 to kill a 100 lb wolf. An M4 wise AR 15 loaded with 50-70 gr TSX would far preferable.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:10 PM
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Re: bear protection

Pretty hard to beat Brenneke slugs in a short-barreled pump action shotgun for bear.

However the Thread is about wolves, and sidearms to me means pistols or revolvers.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:10 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

Taurus Judge 4510TKR-3SS Revolver | .410 GA. .45 Long Colt 5 Rounds Matte Stainless
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:59 PM
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Re: side arm for wolf protection

The last 3 out of four options sound like perfect sidearm medicine for a woman to use....not! I would rather my wife use a 9mm that she can hit something with then a firearm that she is afraid to ignite! On the other hand my 5'2" step mom is dead on with a Glock 10mm on paper all day and very familiar with the firearm, but in a fight with a bear she does not have the where with all to know how hard to throw the gun at the bear!
Most ladies and 45 colt 410 pistols, a 45-70 or a slug gun do not get along.
I have an ex-wife that ran a 350 pound chicken chasing black bear up a tree and blasted the life out of it with three shots out of a 22lr in our yard!
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