OK Guys, I'm a very experienced hunter-shot over 50 whitetails in Maine and New Hampshire, but I don't know jack about grizzlies. I'll be doing a lot of fishing in bear country and want the real skinny on what is considered an adequate gun for protection. The few times I've done this in the past I carried a 12 Ga with slugs. Figured that would have as much stopping power as anything at close range. It's so cumbersome and such a pain to lug around and keep track of, I'm considering carrying my 44 MAG revolver instead. Is this adequate? In the unlikely event of a no BS attack, when would you decide to shoot and what would you aim for ??
Just a couple notes :
I'm not trigger happy and am aware of "false charges"
I'll be sure to look up all the resident requirements and restrictions for carrying firearms
Oh yeah- to save the comedians the trouble - I know- save the last bullet for myself -ha
Can't wait for the responses to this one