Thanks for all the replies. They will get me started off in the right direction. I fully know that the 44 is not THE sidearm for bear defense, but thats what I have. In my own opinion, I would rather trust my life to my 44 with the right bullets than to an aerosal spray. And it's not that I don't know about the power of the bear spray, I just still can't trust it. I think the spray should be used after you shoot the bear. Anyhow, thanks again for all the info. I'll keep working on the wife for a bigger pistol.
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