I'm wanting some opinions on what to get. I want something I can trust (so I'm going with a revolver of course), something I can feel confident in brown bear country with (there are only black bears where I live now, but I want to go to college in Fairbanks), it should be a weapon I could shoot one of our tiny island deer with without turning it inside out, and is comfortable in a shoulder holster.
My Dad likes his .44 mag(I think it has a 6" barrel), he can throw it in his backpack when hes fishing to pop deer and halibut. Plus he says it's good enuf for bear. You can keep a cylider with bird shot for grouse. Also it's easy to get ammo for, it's one of those calibers they sell everywhere. I'm pretty much sold on the .44 mag but I don't know which one to get or if there is something better for an all around handgun for Alaska
This burning question of mine is really why I joined this forum, but I'll be cruising around the black powder threads too. I'm glad to have found you guys.
So any opinions are ok, I just need input. I'm not going to buy the weapon until July or Aug.