A recent thread had a lengthy discussion around bear spray. Can a TAZER or STUN GUN type device be adapted or invented to disable an attacking bear at close range. They sure seem to work on agitated humans. Years ago, I witnessed a fight between 2 large (125# or so) male Rottweilers end abruptly with the use of a stun gun. The dogs owner told me that was the only way she could stop them once they got into it. The dogs weren't damaged, simply incapacitated for a few minutes.
I would think a powerful electric charge to a bear's central nervous system would end an attack/charge. Any thoughts?
I'd still carry my pistol, and usually, a rifle, but it would be great to be able to effectively disable a bear so you can get away to safety, particularly if the problem bear is a sow with cubs.