OK getting a pistol for fishing, bow hunting, berry picking, gold panning. I am considering a 50AE Magnum research single action or a 460 S&W 5 inch. I dont hand gun hunt, this is strictly a hits the fan deal. I like the thought of the 5 inch bareled 460 , 45 long colt, 454, 460 and double action but a chunk to carry. The 50ae has a shorter barrel and would be more compact. To be honest in most of my cases on the Kenai pennisula i should be aware a bear is near but there is always that OH SH_T when I might be surprised than a double action might be best. What do YOU carry. Forget the long guns as it would be on the bank and not taken bow hunting.