Okay, I hope to not stir the pot with this post, I foresee it coming thou...
I'm headed up North for my first Alaska fishing trip (I just finished the trips detail for the 7 day adventure. I will post later). I've decided that over and above my can of bear spray, I'm bringing my 40 S&W Springfield XD. I'd feel a whole lot safer with my pistol in the event something was to happen than a small can of bear spray.
I usually carry it on my side in a belt holster. I want to get a chest holster as I feel a shoulder holster might restrict movement and comfort when it comes to fishing.
For those that have recommendations on a chest holster or advice, I'd sure love to hear it.