Do you think you could stop this female bear with a handgun if she was charging down the hill at you? I'm pretty sure I could put some holes in her with my G40, but stopping her would likely be questionable.
I agree, the glock does have a 16 round capacity though, but she is hell bent. I shot a running bear in the heart with a 165 partition and it went maybe 40 yards before he skidded to a stopAnything less than a .44 magnum (marginal), you may stop her, but not before she kills you.
One in your hand and the other on the seat next to you for back up!!So, which would you rather in the forest for bear defense, a lever-action in .30/30 WCF or smaller, lighter one in .44 Magnum? Capacities are 6+1 and 10+1, respectively.
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In the interest of full disclosure, this question is largely a product of the fact there is no wife and potatos loose in the house, so it is quiet like a crypt, and I haven't mustered the energy to make my dinner yet.