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Old June 16, 2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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What's best?

Okay so I am wanting a night guard series S&W revolver. I know they make them in .45 acp and .44mag etc... But hypothetically if I were in front of a grizzly bear. Which is the best caliber choice amongst the night guard series?? Thanks.
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Old June 16, 2012, 02:32 AM   #2
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The one that you can shoot rapidly and accurately.

If you can handle the 44, then it's the better choice.

I have the 329 Night Guard, in 44M.
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Old June 16, 2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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Sorry for the ignorance. Why is the 44 better than the 45?
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Old June 16, 2012, 09:55 AM   #4
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Would take my chances with the 44mag,being it has twice the power of the 45ACP. But its hard say best handgun for a grizzly,Thats lots of Bear & not much gun.
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Old June 16, 2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Answer: (Yeah, Bear spray... otherwise...) .44 Magnum easily over .45 ACP.

http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/44mag.html

http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/45auto.html
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Old June 16, 2012, 10:38 AM   #6
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Neither - you would seriously be better off with bear spray - easier to get the bear with that. When he is coming at you at 15 - 25 feet per second and his head is bobbing around as he runs, hitting him in the brain is going to be very hard to do.

From a pure power perspective, the 44 is better than a 45; from a stopping the bear so you can escape perspective, the spray is better
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Old June 16, 2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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Okay I am only talking hypothetically. Let's keep bear spray out of the equation. So go with the .44 MAG? Cool. Thanks everyone.
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Old June 17, 2012, 08:33 AM   #8
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44 mag all day. If you cant handle that then look into the 10mm s&w.
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