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Old 11-08-2012, 03:24 PM
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Of course you can't outrun it unless it is severely wounded.
Yea, I suppose. LOL. Hopefully 5 or 6 shots from a handgun would slow it down enough to make an escape before it got me. I don't move nearly as fast as I used to for damn sure!

Did anyone ever hear back from the OP if he survived the trip or not?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:19 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a side arm

Well.... messing with a big bear with a handgun never turns out well for the hunter... I know bears can be killed with handguns. Hunting one with a handgun and back up is one thing... Surprising one that sleeping or trying to keep your camp meat from one'.., is entirely something else.

However'.., it always make me feel better when I have my .44 Mag S&W M29 (I like the double action) with full house 240gr hard lead loads at hand... The other one; just because of the round count is my; Glock 20 SF (not a big fan of Glock) but the 10mm in with a new replacement supported KKM barrel and Wolff 24 lbs spring kit in it for the use of real heavy hitting 180gr plus bullets'.., using full metal jacket; works very well'..., as an outback carry gun. The 16 round count of hard hitting 10mm in the G20 SF... gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling.

But the truth is; 12ga reliable semi auto or pump with a hard & heavy slugs is bear medicine.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:27 AM
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Re: Need help choosing a side arm

When i hunted alaska over 20 yrs ago i carried my heavy ***** desert eagle 44 the whole time and cussed it daily. I took it because i was worried about bears in camp. I figured i would have my weatherby in my hands when hunting but i got there and on the stream bank by camp was a bear track that made me carry the 44 everyday. We actually had a bear in camp one night and the guides all pulled out there pump 12 guages. I did feel better having it so i guess peace of mind is something.

Has anyone heard wether he needed his 45????
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:08 AM
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Re: Need help choosing a side arm

Sounds like to me men when your hunting in the states you need to be tooled up like your out in Afghanistan lol sounds like fun over there
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Re: Need help choosing a side arm

I was lucky never saw a bear during the trip. Everyone in camp saw bears excet me and my hunting partner.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:02 PM
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That's good you didn't see any bears. I've only had to shoot in self defense once against a lion. The sucker followed me for nearly 2.5 miles before I turned around and seen him following me. One shot towards his way was enough to veer him off. Later that day I bought a Smith and Wesson Model 21 in .44 special. Ever since then I haven't had to pull it out, that's a good thing to.
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