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Old 06-20-2012, 12:11 AM   #21
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The funny thing about consensus is that even when everyone agrees, they still can be wrong.

Truth of the matter is he will be far better off with a 9mm he shoots well than a bigger gun with which he's not familiar and can't hold a reasonable hope of hitting anything.

Actually, if you're really concerned about stopping bears, get a quality bear spray.
UH...I shoot my 22lr better than my 44mag. But the 44 mag is going every time!
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The funny thing about consensus is that even when everyone agrees, they still can be wrong.

Truth of the matter is he will be far better off with a 9mm he shoots well than a bigger gun with which he's not familiar and can't hold a reasonable hope of hitting anything.

Actually, if you're really concerned about stopping bears, get a quality bear spray.
I told him he would be better off with bear spray.
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UH...I shoot my 22lr better than my 44mag. But the 44 mag is going every time!
Why is it when people feel a need to hold on to a mistaken ideal they always go to the most unreasonable of extremes to try to "prove" their point?

.22 LR vs. .44 Mag? Really? You think that illustrates the point well? You should be in politics.
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I told him he would be better off with bear spray.
Yes, I know. I was just "seconding" the suggestion.
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Another vote for bear spray- so long as you can recall it is NOT Bear Repellent, and you do not spray yourself with it as a preventive measure.



I was inspecting a gold/silver mine in Alaska. They share an island with roughly 1500 Alaskan Brown Bears. BIG- I mean BIG bears. The security staff carries 12 g pumps- loaded with OC pepper shells.

Well, the FIRST 3 shells are OC pepper- next 3 are 00 buck......

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Another vote for bear spray- so long as you can recall it is NOT Bear Repellent, and you do not spray yourself with it as a preventive measure.



I was inspecting a gold/silver mine in Alaska. They share an island with roughly 1500 Alaskan Brown Bears. BIG- I mean BIG bears. The security staff carries 12 g pumps- loaded with OC pepper shells.

Well, the FIRST 3 shells are OC pepper- next 3 are 00 buck......
Isn't that precedure called SLAM FIRE?
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If possible I'd want a 30-06 or bigger rifle or a 12 gauge w/ slugs.
If forced to carry "only" a handgun, it would be a X-frame S&W.
With something that would eat me, there is no "Too Much Gun."
As for the 9 mm pistol, if you throw it correctly into its open mouth, it may choke to death on it. Even if the 9 mm bullets eventually prove fatal from the infection, you will very likely be bear fecal matter.

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Bear spray - simply means the bear will not require any "additional" seasoning before eating you.

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UH...I shoot my 22lr better than my 44mag. But the 44 mag is going every time!
Rick, I thought your example perfectly highlighed your point. I'm not sure why when folk have illogical, impractical, baseless, mistaken and dangerous ideals they attack people to try to "prove" their point and invariably undermine the little credibility they retained after their first post.

I am glad JTJ brought up pepper spray. Frankly, it is what I've had most accessible afield in Alaska on average just walking around but I've never been, minimally, without a .44 Mag. They both have their place and I've liked to think the spray would initially be very reliable. However, I'm not stupid enough to think it can replace my gun at the end of the day which brings us back to the main point of the thread...

A 9mm with HP's is, indeed, pretty crazy.
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OK if I had a bear charging me I'm pretty sure if I had rocket launcher I would feel secure. Anything less and I'm starting my hail Mary's and enjoying watching my life running through my mind. But hey that's just me. I mean I'll run into a building engulfed in flames but a freakin bear charging me, F that !!!!!

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