I've used the search function and didn't find an answer I was happy with so here is my question..
My only handgun is a .40 ACP that will work on two legged animals, but is not the most ideal handgun to use when being charged by a brown bear. Truth be known I bought it at such a reduced cost I couldn't pass it up at the time and I wasn't thinking of bears when I bought it.
Move on to today. I plan to be in the woods more this year hunting and fishing than I have in the past and want to be covered when it comes to bears. Long story short, I've been searching for short term solutions and came across a "Mace Pepper Spray Gun" that uses canisters of 'pepper spray' allowing the user seven (7) 'blasts' that will travel up to 25 feet.
Has anyone used this or heard any 'Alaskan' reviews - especially related to bears (i.e. browns)? Before we begin, note 'm saving for a larger handgun and am not yet sure how much gun I can use, handle and afford. I'm also considering a short 12 gauge bear gun.
Now personally, I don't really care for the pepper spray route, but will use it if itís all I have next to the .40 ACP. With that said, my wife doesnít like guns and doesn't shoot so I'm also thinking this may be good for her when she's fishing on the river without me.
If anyone has knowledge about this 'Pepper Spray Gun' including any 'after market bear rated' pepper spray canisters I'd love to hear from you. I'm also curious if this stands up to other pepper spray's as they relate to bears.
Thanks in advance.