This reminds me of a story I heard one time about a fellow that was new to Alaska and was showing an oldtimer his new .44 Mag revolver and asked him his opinion on his new gun.
The old Alaska hand looked at the gun and suggested that he file the front sight off.
"Why would I want to do that?" the newcomer asked.
"So when the bear shoves it up your a$$ it won't hurt as much" the oldtimer replied.