I was just reading a post about the problems encountered out at west yellowstone, Grizz and wolfs. A member of the hunting party had mistakenly left his pistol in the truck, luckly his mate had his. Question is and know doubt its been discussed before, What is enough pistol to stop an attack or blow some wind out of it. A small percentage can not handle a 44 mag and bear spray is on the list anyway. Would a 40 or 45 pistol do the job ..... shotgun ???????