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#291867 - 03/07/19 01:04 AM Re: Bear Spray or Handgun in a Pack, are not Bear Spra [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Glad that turned out well Taurus.

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#292001 - 03/18/19 04:54 PM Re: Bear Spray or Handgun in a Pack, are not Bear Spra [Re: hikermor]
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#292012 - 03/19/19 02:05 AM Re: Bear Spray or Handgun in a Pack, are not Bear Spra [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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There is a new article by the author on a expanded study he has done on Handguns and bear attacks.

Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/03/pistols.../#ixzz5iZyrAobM
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Pistols or Handguns 95% Effective When Used to Defend Against Bear Attacks, 63 Cases

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#292018 - 03/19/19 01:37 PM Re: Bear Spray or Handgun in a Pack, are not Bear Spra [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Good share.

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#292556 - 06/24/19 09:40 PM Re: Bear Spray or Handgun in a Pack, are not Bear Spra [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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I can flat tell you that if you're not on the level of Jerry miculek, no handgun is going to amount to a hoot vs a charging bear. You'l have to brain him. Give me a Remington 748 autorififle in 308 and lots 0f milsurp practice ammo, and Nosler Partition softpoint ammo in it for the real thing. I"m not risking the bear spray, cause it's too short-ranged. I'll start shooting at the bear's head at 50m, if he's charging, cause he can cover 50 ft per second and I might need all 11 rds to get a brain or spine hit.

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#292564 - 06/24/19 11:02 PM Re: Bear Spray or Handgun in a Pack, are not Bear Spra [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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I am definitely not on the level of the good Mr. Miculek, but Iím a lot more likely to be carrying a handgun than a rifle ó there are plenty of places that bears go where it may be socially unacceptable to be carrying a long gun.

If bear spray can be deployed quickly enough it can be quite effective, and it also avoids killing bears (which I would rather not do) and any potential unpleasantness with law enforcement. With that said, if you have to kill a bear, I agree a rifle is far superior to any handgun.

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