For 1 that carrys a pistol while hunting?


Well-Known Member
Apr 20, 2018
Alaska...most of the time
In my personal opinion from growing up around guys that have hunted in bear country their whole lives and can attest to what is most important in an unfortunate circumstance of an attack, the most important thing to remember in such a situation is getting as many shots on target in the quickest amount of time. Yes the larger 44mags will certainly have more immediate stopping power however having 10 additional rounds at my resource gives me significantly more confidence in what i carry. More shots on target, and quick draw capability equals a better yet not certain chances for survival in an attack.

Holster of choice is a Kenai chest holster:
I’ve found training with a bear gun to give me more confidence in hitting my target than more billets but YMMV.

VLD Pilot

Well-Known Member
Dec 24, 2017
Northern, Mi
Anyone wondering how well the Underwood 220 hardcast performs on real life large game flesh, I can verify its adequacy. I shot a nearly 500 lb Boar Pig facing me at 37 yards and the bullet entered the brisket and exited the rear ham next to the boars turd cutter. Never recovered the bullet but the boar dropped on impact. The 10mm is no joke using the hardcast bullets pushed fast. I have a 6" barrel and muzzle velocity is around 1320 fps. I also have Taran tactical 5+ mag extensions on my mags. 20+1 is massive firepower. This is my carry pistol in bear country and woods carry in any territory.

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