What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself?

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    What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself?

    While out hiking in Alberta Canada with my boyfriend we were surprised by a huge grizzly bear charging at us from out of no where. She must have been protecting her cubs because she was extremely aggressive.

    If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire with me I would not be here today!

    Just one shot to my boyfriend's knee cap was all it took…….the bear got him and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace.

    It's one of the best pistols in my collection……...

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    Haha

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    For grizz, 44 mag if you are going to shoot it.
    Anything smaller, shoot into the air and hope the sound scares it.

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    It's a small world. I got that same email 2 days ago.
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    so you shot your boyfriend in the knee cap and the bear got him?lol

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    Cute, but old.
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    Beretta Jetfires come in .454 Casull?
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    lol good stuff. This is the version I saw before, which is almost identical.

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    Eh, supposedly an Inuit woman killed a polar bear with a .22 pistol. Shot it through the eye or mouth I presume. No word on how many people have tried the same thing and failed, for obvious reasons.

    As for people, most stop fighting at the first shot with anything, unless they have chemical assistance. Adrenalin most commonly.
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    A city slicker was going to go hiking on popular mountain trail but didn't know anything about the wilderness. He contacted the Park Ranger and asked him what he should bring. The Ranger told him it was Bear country and he should bring pepper spray and a .38 revolver, but the most important thing was to be aware of your surroundings and recognize signs of bear activity in the area. The man asked, "What kind of signs?" The ranger replied, "well, bear poop is the most obvious sign." The man, not being familiar with animals or the outdoors asked, "well, if I see poop how will I know if it is from a bear?" The ranger replied, "It will smell like pepper and have a .38 revolver laying in it."
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    Ah, bears. Perhaps a .375 Holland and Holland? At least a .45-70.
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    I alway carry a S&W 44 Mag disguised as a NAA 22 short. It's amazing what a little paint can do!
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    Did you take the bear out for dinner??

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    im glad your not my g.f lol

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    .50 BMG, anythingelse just pisses them off.
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