first of all i realize this subject has been beaten to death numerous amounts of times but im looking for some form of bear protection for this summer. I am going to be doing a lot of hiking and fishing and a rifle or a shotgun and slugs doesnt make much sense to me due to simple inconvenience and i think it would spend more time laying on a log or hanging from a tree somewhere then having it on me.
I have been leaning towards a revolver, maybe a .44 or something larger i dont have any idea. im 21 years old and know i can handle a .44 with heavy loads but not sure if i would be able to go bigger than that or if i even really need to. any advice/ideas on what i should look for would be more than greatly appreciated seeing as how i really dont know what the hell im talking about. thanks!