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Old 02-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #21
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Use bear spray.

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What us the most economical? I dont have a lot to spend. And I will have bear spray as well...but ive heard of more cases where the spray does more to piss it off than protect yourself.

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Last time I was in a gun store, one of the clerks told me taurus had one of the most frequent returns and maintenance issues of all the weapons they sold... I'm a S&W fan myself... Always reliable and usually a good price.
Btw... I find a lot of good deals in pawn shops, guns are usually sound equipment as long as they are not to old.

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What us the most economical? I dont have a lot to spend. And I will have bear spray as well...but ive heard of more cases where the spray does more to piss it off than protect yourself.
If it is a 357 you are looking for consider the ruger sp101. It is not cheap but it is stainless and built to last.
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Good for man or beast

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Thats what I feared with Taurus. Kinda seemed like they were all novelty. I have noticed that too. I love pawn shopping. So did we decide a 9mm was to small to be effective? My local gun shop has a Sig two pack set that I believe are both 9s and my dad has been wanting one as well...might be able to convince him to go halves

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Well it's really up to you..., I feel comfortable with just a 9mm but some may not... I use some reloads with heavier slower bullets for when I carry because they have more knock down power but use regular ammo for practice... 9 had some pretty high capacity mags as well so....

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I carry my Taurus Millennium Pro .45 ACP every where its light easily concealed and 11 rounds. If bear are a concern load FMJ and aim for the head.
Chose something you are willing to carry all the time and know how to use it! S&W does make a nice light weight .44 mag but if its back at camp when you
need it you're SOL! The key is what are you willing to carry all the time?

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Just checked on that Sig 2 pack I was talking about. Its the Sig P250 2 sum. Its a full size and a compact. I think I would take the compact. In .45ACP? What do you guys think? Anyone have or know anything about these guns?

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Maybe your best defense is a good chain saw. This happened north of my place few years back


http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=8118412&page=1

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