Hey guys, In September my wife and I and my dad and possibly a couple other friends are doing a week hiking/ fishing trip in the absaroka bear tooth wilderness area in Montana. I called the ranger station for that area and they said yes defiantly, pack guns and keep your food away from you whenever possible. I have a S&W M&P .357 sig That I'm going to get the baddest self defense rounds on the market for that I'll have my wife carry. my dad has a 1911 in .45 ACP that he'll get Self defense round for And I'll get either a 1911 as well Or possibly a 44 mag if they're adequate for the job... I'll be the only one purchasing a gun for this trip so the only gun I have without a doubt ruled out is the s&w .500.. Reason being is I've shot one before and it just plain hurts to shoot it and it had an 8" barrel... So preferably nothing bigger then say a 460 but I honestly will not use it for anything other the. This trip so it seems like a waist of money to buy a huge handgun I'll rarely use..