Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Quebexico, Canada
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,990
Don't listen to Ed, you want to defend yourself against a bear with zero handgun experience, don't use a .50 CAL handgun. It kicks so hard you wont hit shit.... it will kick back in your face and split your head open or you will drop it and the bear will kill you.
Hell, most people can't hit a car at 30 feet with a 9mm, you think you can hit a bear running after you with a .50CAL? HAHAHAHA......unless you're a skilled hunter or an experienced gun owner with lots of range time, don't be stupid to try and impress, unless you want to die. If so, tell you wife to come online and tell us what cemetery you will be buried at when you get killed so we can send flowers...
Get a 12 gauge, get something that a 10 year old can use and open blindfolded in less that 15 seconds (Benelli Nova) and can use 3 1/2 inch slugs.... Mossberg or Remington can't and, the inside of the Remington burrs like a Kia in a car accident until you can't rack the slide back, get a shotgun you can trust your life and your families life on.
There are a few other options, but go for ease of use and reliability of a gun. An AR is also a good choice but you need to know how to use it. A 12 gauge, anyone can use, rack aim, pull the trigger.
To be 100% sure, get some range time. You might hate a certain gun and really like another. Once you choose the right one, practice, practice, practice until you can pull it out, aim and fire that thing and get a kill if the bear is after you.....
I almost forgot, carry a backup.
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