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  • .44mag or 10mm bear protection

    interesting vid from TheFiearmBlog. Good photography and 'slow motion' is an eye opener.
    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/08/10/guns-vs-bears-2-glock-or-44-magnum-for-grizzly/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_conten t=2018-08-14&utm_campaign=Weekly+Newsletter

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    The guy likes to hear himself talk. He could have cut the video time by 50% without much effort. It's an interesting question and some good points were brought up. However, it's all speculation. There was no research data presented concerning actual use of the two rounds.

    A quick search brought up the article below posted on ammoland. It's an interesting summation of 37 incidents where a handgun was used against a bear. All but one was successful. The lowly 9mm performed 4 out of 4 times. It's all about shot placement and bullet construction, not the cartridge that launched it.

    By the way, note that most of the time a high capacity firearm is not required.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
      The guy likes to hear himself talk. He could have cut the video time by 50% without much effort. It's an interesting question and some good points were brought up. However, it's all speculation. There was no research data presented concerning actual use of the two rounds.

      A quick search brought up the article below posted on ammoland. It's an interesting summation of 37 incidents where a handgun was used against a bear. All but one was successful. The lowly 9mm performed 4 out of 4 times. It's all about shot placement and bullet construction, not the cartridge that launched it.

      By the way, note that most of the time a high capacity firearm is not required.
      Tyler Freel, with Outdoor Life is a Alaskan that does guiding and a lot of hunting of his own. He did an article a couple years ago for OL how he (and his friends) modified their Glock 10mm for bear protection. I have e-mailed him a few times and he is very savvy on hunting & fishing.

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      • #4
        I'll take my Gl-20/10mm 14+1 over the 44-6shot Magnum any day!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Treestand View Post
          I'll take my Gl-20/10mm 14+1 over the 44-6shot Magnum any day!!
          Treestand, having the extra capacity is probably the best choice. But I wouldn't feel under gunned against a black bear while carrying my Ruger Vaquero in .45 Colt with hot handloads. So far, all shots on deer and pigs have been complete pass throughs with the 250 grain Hornady XTP's.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Treestand View Post
            I'll take my Gl-20/10mm 14+1 over the 44-6shot Magnum any day!!
            In a tuff situation I don't want to place some well placed shots, I want to place lots of well placed shots. Big Difference with handgun Firepower!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Treestand View Post
              I'll take my Gl-20/10mm 14+1 over the 44-6shot Magnum any day!!
              Probably wouldn't get the opportunity to get more than a handful of well placed shots. Most likely, everything would occur very fast. Better make the first couple count

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                I'll take my Gl-20/10mm 14+1 over the 44-6shot Magnum any day!!
                Sorry Jimbo, an eleven minute video is a little to long for me. No disrespect brother.

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