Given the news of the recent dog wolf nighttime encounter I may have to rethink my position on handguns for animal defense. I currently carry a Ruger RH 44mag but never though about the possibility of a wolf encounter, I mean 6 shots against 5 wolves doesn't leave much room for error. Hmm maybe I finally have some leverage to push the wife for a shiny new 1911. I don't know though does a 9mm have enough stopping power for a charging (err... do wolves charge?) wolf? Perhaps I should step up to a 40 or 45 ACP, But then with the added recoil could I acquire and connect with multiple targets in a hurry.... The only thing I am sure of is night sights are a must!