Why they carry guns in alaska !

Why they carry guns in alaska !

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    Why they carry guns in alaska !

    Oct. 26, 2009

    This guy lives just outside of Soldotna , Alaska ...


    Friends,


    Have I got a story for you guys!

    King season is over, and since I had a day off before silvers start, I

    Thought I would go for a walk! This occurred at 11:16 am this morning

    (Sunday), just 2/10 of a mile from my house, ON OUR ROAD while walking

    My dogs (trying to get in shape for hunting season, ironically!) for the

    Record, this is in a residential area-not back in the woods, no

    Bow hunting, no stealth occurring...


    I heard a twig snap, and looked back...full on charge-a huge brownie,

    Ears back, head low and motoring full speed! Came with zero warning; no

    Woof, no popping of the teeth, no standing up, nothing like what you

    Think or see on TV! It charged from less than 20 yards and was on me in

    About one-second! Totally surreal-I just started shooting in the general

    Direction, and praise God that my second shot (or was it my third?)

    Rolled him at 5 feet and he skidded to a stop 10 feet BEYOND where I was

    Shooting from-I actually sidestepped him and fell over backwards on the

    Last shot, and his momentum carried him to a stop past where I fired my

    First shot!


    It was a prehistoric old boar-no teeth, no fat-weighed between 900-1000

    Lbs and took five men to DRAG it onto a tilt-bed trailer! Big bear-its

    Paw measured out at about a 9 1/2 footer!


    Never-ever-thought "it" would happen to me! Its always some other s[ch]muck, Right?

    Well, no bull- I am still high on adrenaline, with my gut in a Knot.

    Feels like I did 10000 crunches without stopping! Almost puked for

    An hour after, had the burps and couldn't even stand up as the troopers

    Conducted their investigation! Totally wiped me out-cant even put that

    Feeling into words, by far the most emotion I have ever felt at once!


    No doubt that God was with me, as I brought my Ruger .454 Casull (and

    Some "hot" 350 grain solids) just for the heck of it, and managed to

    Draw and snap shoot (pointed, never even aimed!) from the hip! Total

    Luck shot!


    All I can say is Praise God for my safety and for choosing to leave the

    Wife and kids at home on this walk! Got a charter tomorrow, so gonna TRY

    To get some sleep now!








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    On a scale of 1 to 10 that rates a pucker factor of 15+, good you had the means to save yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    On a scale of 1 to 10 that rates a pucker factor of 15+


    Scary to think if it had been his family out for a walk without him.

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    Oh my! That's a BIG bear. Pure Kustom, do you make a holster for that revolver he used. Might just have to get one of those.

    If it can stop that bear...shouldn't have any problem with the little black one's here in UT.

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    Glad your ok and man is that a bear or freight train? Glad you've got pictures....
    I sure you have thought what one swipe from that paw would have done had you not been carrying. Keep up the SA, had you not paid attention to the twig snapping you may never have seen it coming.
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    Wow, that's a big bear...someone was watching out for him that day...
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    How do you even get a kill shot on THAT THING!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman23 View Post
    Oh my! That's a BIG bear. Pure Kustom, do you make a holster for that revolver he used. Might just have to get one of those.

    If it can stop that bear...shouldn't have any problem with the little black one's here in UT.
    One of my customers sent me this in an email he lives in Grizzly bear country. Actually I have several customers that live up there.

    The story isn't about him, But he has been within 100 yards of a Grizzly , Thats why he carries a D.E. 50 or a S&W .500 as his EDC weapons.

    Last time I talked to him he was telling me about some 650gn ,500's. I have to ask him if his wrist is still in one piece.


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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    On a scale of 1 to 10 that rates a pucker factor of 15+, good you had the means to save yourself.
    15 hell try 100!!!!


    Reminds me of the movie The Great Outdoors with John Candy And Dan Aykroyd, John Chased by the bear, saying big bear chase, big bear chase, big bear chase me, as it crash in the door.....

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    Yeah, I think my EDC 9mm would have just made him mad.

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    WOW! Way to survive! Sleep well...

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    WOW!!!!! Glad youre ok, WOW!!!!

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    I'm not a bear expert and I've never visited Alaska, but two things bug me about that picture: That bear looks emaciated, like he was killed in the Spring instead of Fall; and the weather looks a bit warm for October.

    At any rate, I have no desire to tangle with a bear in ANY state at ANY time of year. Glad to hear it was a happy ending.
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    It's not just bears, but wolves, and moose (expecially with a calf) that can ruin your day 20 minutes out of town.
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