I'm getting ready to do some hiking with my sons in the Smoky Mountains. I have a sig P229 in .40 S&W. I can get a drop in .357 Sig barrel replacement for around $200.00.
Does the .357 sig have an advantage over .40 for Bear protection?
I know that most will say a magnum revolver is the best thing against a bear, but I really don't have the funds to buy another pistol.
Thanks for any input!