Someone asked me recently what the
smallest gun should be for bear defense.
My personal favorite bear defense gun
has always been a Beretta Minx in
.22 short! I've found over the years
when hiking in bear country I never
leave without it in my pocket. Of
course we all know the first rule when
hiking in the wilderness is to use
the "Buddy System". For those of you who
may be unfamiliar with this it means
you NEVER hike alone, you bring a
friend or companion, even an in-law,
that way if something happens there is
someone to go get help. I remember one
time hiking with my brother-in-law in
northern Ontario . Out of nowhere came
this huge brown bear and man was she
MAD! We must have been near one of her
cubs. Any way if I had not had my
little Minx I'd sure not be here today.
That's right, one shot to my
brother-in-law's knee cap and I was able
to escape by just walking at a brisk pace.
That's one of the best pistols in my safe!
You don't have to be the fastest runner in the group.
You just have to be faster than the slowest guy.
Picture credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8285539@N07/2390661788/
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