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Old 07-07-2013, 03:13 AM   #151
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I don't see many grizzlies in Tennessee , so I carry a .357 in the bush. If I were in grizzly country, I would have a .44 no doubt. Just my input.
Got black bear in TN...and if you play dead, they eat you. Fight 'em tooth & nail & hope they get tired/bored...
Smaller critter than the Grizz, but tends to kill more humans, due to it generally wanting food than being territorial...
That's one thing I don't miss about TN, but the dang thangs are here in Florida as well...

I went the other direction...6 shots ain't enough. So the Glock 20 (10mm) is my sidearm.
If it comes down to a fight, 17 rounds per mag ( +2 mag extenders not shown) of 10mm means business
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Bullet selection is the key. A 158 gr jhp will be better than a 125 when it comes to black bear. Much the same way a slightly sharpened stick is better than a not sharpened at all stick.

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Way back in ancient history, there was a company named "Second Chance" and they published pictures of police who's lives had been spare by their body armor. Frequently. these people displayed huge bruises under their body armor where they had been struck. Many had spent time unconscious.
Since most of the evil doers don't wear body armor, I'll stay with my .357s. Should the picture change and the evil doers begin with body armor, I will carry a .44 , because even if I don't get penetration I believe the additional foot /pounds or feet/pounds (your choice) will allow me to see another sunrise. When the front of the vest is pushed rapidly and hard toward the back of the vest, the heart and lungs will also be compressed and the threat will be removed.

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Way back in ancient history, there was a company named "Second Chance" and they published pictures of police who's lives had been spare by their body armor. Frequently. these people displayed huge bruises under their body armor where they had been struck. Many had spent time unconscious.
Since most of the evil doers don't wear body armor, I'll stay with my .357s. Should the picture change and the evil doers begin with body armor, I will carry a .44 , because even if I don't get penetration I believe the additional foot /pounds or feet/pounds (your choice) will allow me to see another sunrise. When the front of the vest is pushed rapidly and hard toward the back of the vest, the heart and lungs will also be compressed and the threat will be removed.
Used to shoot Second Chance matches in the Mid to late 80's into the early 90's....They used to bring the Photo display of the LEO's saved by the Vest. When i deployed for Desert Shield/Storm My Dad bought me one as a B-Day Present (Level IIIA with a Level IV Trauma Plate(Sukker was HEAVY!!!)
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