Originally Posted by canebrake
I'd re-think the revolver before you become bear scat.
+1 to the cane. I do not know anything about bears, but the general consensus is that you bring a .44Mag or better to the woods.
If you are worried about to much weight then there are lightweight options like the Taurus Raging Bull 4" revolver in Titanium
It weighs in just below 2 pounds, - now, I do not know about the recoil in such a "thing"
, but for what it is worth I got the regular 8" version, and I'd rather shoot that than my Colt King Cobra 4" with .357 Mag. The grip on the Taurus makes them less painfull to shot, but I'd figure that a light 4" version is still going to kick some.
If you really got B****, and a thick wallet, there is the S&W 629 in a 2 5/8" version. Slightly heavier, but neverthless..... I'm not sure if anyone would enjoy shooting that....
On the other hand, should you end up in a confrontation with a bear, I'll bet ya that you'll be so high on adrenaline, that you won't even think about the recoil