Originally Posted by ZGjethro
Second that. .45 ACP is a pip squeak of a round for bears. Apparently it works on jetboaters though.
Well, for starters, at the time, I was REQUIRED, by federal law, as part of my employment to carry at all times. We had to register our service weapons with the agency I worked for, and were allowed to choose from a list of handguns and calibers we were allowed to carry. At the time, the P-14 and a Glock subcompact were all I had, so I rolled with the P-14. The .45 ACP, while not ideal for bear protection, will get the job done if you're able to put the rounds on target. Besides the P-14, we also had a 12ga tucked away with the gear.
Now, since you're all such firearm experts, please take the time to enlighten me as to which handguns and calibers you'd consider suitable for bear defense.