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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #100 on: April 27, 2017, 10:55:32 PM »
Bear spray is like bringing a knife to a gun fight. :twocents:

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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #101 on: April 28, 2017, 05:28:04 AM »
Bear spray much better at close range, with a pistol you better be able to shoot a fly at 20 yds. as your pants are filling up.

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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #102 on: April 29, 2017, 07:18:57 PM »
I have always been pro spray, but with the addition of wolves I think both options are now required at times.  3 issues with guns. 1 is time, 2 is accuracy, 3 is power/penetration.  So a guy needs a big gun with good skills and time enough to draw aim fire plus kill instantly before you are ran over and attacked by an angry bear.  Many times there isn't enough time. Wolves don't attack so suddenly so guns are great.  I don't know how good spray works on dogs, and there is more than 1 target with a pack.
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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #103 on: April 29, 2017, 07:21:38 PM »
So you don't draw,aim,and shoot bear spray ,that's quicker than a gun . :dunno:

I guess bear spray is like some invisible shield on star trek , or some magic ☁ cloud that comes out of a fog machine.
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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #104 on: April 29, 2017, 07:42:58 PM »
Bear spray is on my chest holster at all times, don't need to draw to fire.  Just push the button. 

You know the old Alaskan saying: don't worry about caliber of pistol with a grizzly, just make sure you file off the sights so it hurts less when the grizzly shoves it up your rectum.





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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2017, 08:10:14 PM »
Bear spray is on my chest holster at all times, don't need to draw to fire.  Just push the button. 

You know the old Alaskan saying: don't worry about caliber of pistol with a grizzly, just make sure you file off the sights so it hurts less when the grizzly shoves it up your rectum.






I will say the chest rig does look pretty handy,but its just not for me .I always have a pistol on my hip,or a rifle in my hand in the woods. :twocents:

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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2017, 09:10:26 PM »
This subject simply comes down to what makes you feel safer and thus enjoy yourself more.  There is anecdotal evidence aplenty to support whichever you prefer, but no definitive empirical evidence either way.  I feel naked without my pistol, so that is what I carry.   :twocents:

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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2017, 06:30:59 PM »
Um, did you read whole article?  Seems like a lack of proper use of spray or no chance to use it?  Unless these guys are married standing hand in hand how is a spray failure connected to the bear running away from spray and to the other prey who was not spraying? :dunno:
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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2017, 06:32:44 PM »
This subject simply comes down to what makes you feel safer and thus enjoy yourself more.  There is anecdotal evidence aplenty to support whichever you prefer, but no definitive empirical evidence either way.  I feel naked without my pistol, so that is what I carry.   :twocents:
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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2017, 08:06:30 PM »
I can't even believe this is still a discussion. To me it is silly to have to choose.
Packing both has never been a detriment, and in many cases saved lives.
If spray works great, if it does not, I want a backup, or 12 of them.

For every spray deterrent, there have been as many heavy caliber pistol deterrents.
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Re: Bear Spray or Handgun
« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2017, 09:32:58 AM »
 :yeah: Agreed.  Many who are bear hunting will be armed so carry a spray if ya want.  If not bear hunting or archery then a decision can be argued for weight if its a long hike but both is always the best of course.  But many people don't carry when hiking or fishing and such so a spray may be good choice. :dunno:  After seeing what a .45 did to a bear I prefer the spray over an injured angry black bear charging after 3 rounds are in it.  It is not easy to place a pistol round in a lethal zone from 30yards on amoving bear... Both is answer for most.. :twocents:
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