I need a trade off recomendation for weight/effectiveness..........and RECOIL for a bear protection pistol
Guess I'm getting old
I tore ligaments in my trigger finger (knuckle) shooting a Smith titanium 44 Mag (will be up for sale soon)
I figured if you were going to plan on emptying your gun at short range in short order to save your hide you should try that a couple of times
(I shot 2 cylinders last August )
that was 8 months ago and last week the doc told me why my hand and wrist has been throbbing ever since
I'm guessing after surgery that's something I just shouldn't do again
I liked that Smith because it was a gun I WOULD carry......I carried that baby everywher I went for 4 years......and the gun has got to be with you or it won't do you one wit of good
(I'm not a big pistol fan)
Now I'm thinking my viable option will be a auto like a 9mm 40SW or 10mm
I know my way around bears pretty well so I'm looking at a weapon for protection inside 10 yards.........and lets face it..... a 10' brownie is not what I'm most likely to run into (although I have put a 10'2" on the wall for a client)
much more of a chance for a black bear or an average size brown/grizz
I'm expecting the doc will give me the ole "you're better'n new now" line but.........
But I need something that is milder than that lightweight 44 that was oh so sweet to carry
I know nothing will be as imperceptible to carry as that titanium Smith.......
and I know in my heart of hearts that there are better guns out there than a 45 auto I know like the back of my hand
anybody have a suggestion as to a good compromise gun?
I just hope I can still shot my .480 Ruger.........even if I now wear a glove dammit