Okay handgunners, I need some advice. I'm looking to pick up a handgun for personal defense and hunting back-up (bowhunter). And, I just want another gun. I'm leaning toward the Glock .40 cal but some tell me the .45 is better. I hunt in AK and Montana so discouraging the griz, black bear, and mountain lion from placing me on the dinner menu is of interest (I currently carry a .44 revolver but want a semi-auto). And, I'm not necessarily locked into the Glock but am leaning towards it for dependability. The price is not a huge concern but if I can save a few bucks I always will.
So....any advice on caliber and manufacturer keeping in mind dependability and overall value?