Re: Hand Gun
I've never seen a Thompson Contender in .45-70 recommended yet in one of these threads. I take that to mean the capability of follow up shot's is important to most of us. How a person plans to cover their behind is their choice, and there isn't a lot of science backing up the choices. Currently in the few instances it's reviewed pepper spray is better than a firearm. Science has it's limits, and I ain't betting on seasoning to stop anything. I've seen a bear get up off the deck well hit with a .375 H&H, he didn't last long but in that few seconds it was an incredible display of tenacity, and athleticism. I'd pick the .375 H&H rifle ahead of any handgun I've seen.