Kieth, the story above is the one I was talking about. DZ, do you live in Alaska? We carry a .44 mag, and a .357 mag. Whenever were in the woods up here. No, it's not grizzmedicine, but they're our biggest two pistols, so they'll have to do. We're ussually hunting and have our big rifles with us. I may not kill the bear before he gets me, but I'll do my best to make the sorry ba&%#d hurt
mhannah1, if a .44 is all you have, yes, carry it, but if you're thinking about buying one for "just" bear protection, I'd buy a pump 12, with a pistol grip on it.