I am also in blackie country and ours get up to 600 lbs or so. I trust my skin to a Glock 29 everyday while there. Don't even own a .357, but I prefer autos. Back down to .45 ACP while in the concrete jungle that I am leaving.
In Grizzly country...well I probably just wouldn't be there.
Join the NRA/ILA
I am the weapon; my gun is a tool. It's regrettable that with some people those descriptors are reversed.