In that there seems to be a wealth of experience in this forum, I would like to get some opinions.
I will be going fishing to Prince of Wales Island (NE) in May. From my research it looks like the there are a lot of Black Bear, but not Grizz---am I correct? I want to bring along a handgun and have been looking hard at a S&W Mod 29,.44 mag, 3" ported barrel in either bright stainless or satin stainless.
I was thinking that the satin finish might hold up better against the weather, but the price between the two is minimal. I carry a gun for a living and shooting most any caliber is not a problem. I am also looking for factory loads and would like some recommendations on brand and bullet weight. Corbon had some Deep Penetrators which were not hard cast--anyone use them?
Again, this is strictly for defense on POW Island. I will not even entertain any kind of spray.