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Old 05-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #25156
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:26 PM   #25157
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The only handgun I've ever used or carried that gives me something approaching confidence against a brown bear is this:



There is something about the 500. It just flattens shit.
Nothing is magic - not even my lever action .45-70 would be magic against an angry/upset grizzly.

It is all about what you are willing to carry.

I am not willing to carry something as heavy as any .500 handgun, I prefer something less than 30 ounces. At the same time, I don't want to shoot anything that recoils more than the 329PD does. I know the Taurus Ti Tracker in .357 is neither reliable nor powerful enough, and the Taurus Ti .44 Mag cylinders are too short to work with bear loads, so the S&W it is.

Like I said, I doubt I will ever encounter a brown bear - I never did all the months I was in Alaska, and I spent time in Denali, on the Kenai and on the coast near Ketchikan. Plenty of moose. I also spent a few days in Glacier near Polebridge. I saw tracks and scat, but no bears.

The whole "what gun should I have for bear protection" thing is way overblown. More people are hurt and killed by moose than by bears.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #25158
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Hmm...







"The Safe-T-Blok for Glock Pistols
Saf-T-Blok's "behind the trigger" safety augments the Glock safe-action trigger to prevent accidental discharge.

Saf-T-Blok snaps easily into place and stays firmly in place until it is ejected by the trigger finger. Independent tests by Performance Shooting, Inc. showed that "Zero" time was added to the draw and firing of the weapon."



























Here an interesting and inexpensive safety idea..

http://youtu.be/bTalnzcO0xk
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #25159
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Here an interesting and inexpensive safety idea..

http://youtu.be/bTalnzcO0xk
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #25160
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My new AR with a 300 Black Out receiver. This is going to become the idiotic over done zombie gun. The 300 black out round is awesome. The whole gun was built by a local gun smith in NH. Their website is here http://www.umlaut-industries.com/index.php. Guy who runs the shop is awesome. If you are in NH and looking to buy something different and local made I recommend Umlaut Industries.

Oh I picked the color from a sample book for cerakote colors. I might have it redone. I decided to take a gamble and can't make up my mind if i like the color or not.



I am going to give it a real test in the next week or so using these as targets

You can get them herehttp://zombieindustries.com/shop/cat...ombie-targets/

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #25161
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Oh I picked the color from a sample book for cerakote colors. I might have it redone. I decided to take a gamble and can't make up my mind if i like the color or not.


Is it really that Key Lime Pie color in real life?
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #25162
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Is it really that Key Lime Pie color in real life?
Haha no it is more mint. Not vibrant. It is more pasty then the picture depicts. Everyone always got OD green or tan. So I decided to risk the $100 bucks. There is a neon pink called sherif pink haha. I was tempted for the idiotic over done look. I can't tell if I hate or love it yet. It has been growing on me.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:01 AM   #25163
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Do you know what the twist is in that 300 Blackout barrel?
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #25164
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Nothing is magic - not even my lever action .45-70 would be magic against an angry/upset grizzly.

It is all about what you are willing to carry.

I am not willing to carry something as heavy as any .500 handgun, I prefer something less than 30 ounces. At the same time, I don't want to shoot anything that recoils more than the 329PD does. I know the Taurus Ti Tracker in .357 is neither reliable nor powerful enough, and the Taurus Ti .44 Mag cylinders are too short to work with bear loads, so the S&W it is.

Like I said, I doubt I will ever encounter a brown bear - I never did all the months I was in Alaska, and I spent time in Denali, on the Kenai and on the coast near Ketchikan. Plenty of moose. I also spent a few days in Glacier near Polebridge. I saw tracks and scat, but no bears.

The whole "what gun should I have for bear protection" thing is way overblown. More people are hurt and killed by moose than by bears.
No, nothing is magic, it tends to be about shot placement and physics, and certainly a miss with a 500 is less effective than a hit with a 38. No doubt that the 329 is more pleasant to carry than the 500. I have fired both, however, and find the 500 less unpleasant than the 329 with full magnum loads. By a significant margin.

I live not too far from Polebridge. I have a good friend who has a cabin 12 miles north of there and have spent a lot of time in that area. I've seen griz on a number of occasions although have never felt threatened. Same with moose. I've also spent a lot of time hiking and hunting in the Swan Range which is south of the Polebridge area. Lots of griz there, and some have even come out of the mountains and gotten into populated areas. I own some land on the Swan River in the valley at the base of the range, and neighbors periodically report griz in the area. My property is unimproved and mostly flat, river-bottom, swamp/wetland, open in areas, heavily wooded in others. I found scat and tracks on my property which I'm pretty sure were griz. I spend a lot of time there but don't always have the 500 with me, but invariably have something.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:01 AM   #25165
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We used to have some property on the North Fork up above Polebridge, 1 3/4 miles south of the border. I found out that is the area where they dump out the "problem" bears from the park. Every cabin up there has bear boards (picture a sheet of plywood studded with 16d nails like a bed of nails) lying in front of all the windows and doors.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:14 AM   #25166
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I spend a lot of time there but don't always have the 500 with me, but invariably have something.
I usually don't carry anything - and something is better than nothing, so I am a lot more likely to be carrying the 329 than anything heavier.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:37 AM   #25167
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More people are hurt and killed by moose than by bears.
Moose we have.
Not going to worry about it though. If I see one, I'll be on my bike. If it charges, I'll either be in a position to ride away, or I'm already screwed. I don't think the Moose Is going to hold it's charge while I stop and get my gun out if I were actually carrying it.

I suppose I could shoot on the move over my shoulder like they do in the Movies.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:32 AM   #25168
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I usually don't carry anything - and something is better than nothing, so I am a lot more likely to be carrying the 329 than anything heavier.
I don't "pack" or CCW very often even though I have a permit. Too many places I have to go or spend time in the course of my work are "gun-free zones" by law, so it's a hassle to have to put it on and take it off repeatedly in the course of a day. I usually do have a gun in my vehicle, however, and always have one in my desk-drawer at work and a couple strategically placed in my home. My children are grown and gone, so I don't worry much about little hands.....

But when I go into the woods, including out to my property which is 20 miles from town, I always take a gun of some sort with me. I will often carry a bug-out type bag with me containing misc. crap like binos, knife, fire starters, first aid kit, and a S&W 2 5/8" 629 44 Mag. It's a hefty load but more compact and lighter than the 500. Or sometimes I carry a shotgun, either a field grade gun or a tactical if I'm there during the off-season for birds. Or a rifle, a 45/70 Marlin Guide Gun quite often, or one of several .223 ARs. I guess the AR isn't an ideal griz gun, especially not in that caliber, but somehow I think I'd feel at least reasonably well armed for almost any SD scenario with one. I'm seriously considering ordering a 50 Beowulf upper one of these days! I think that's be a hoot to shoot, and not a bad close range hunting or defensive rifle.

Sorry about my periodic/frequent rambles on here. I just love talking guns and most of my friends locally are more tepid in their interest than I am..... Thanks for bearing with me, guys!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:07 AM   #25169
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[QUOTE=HardCase;18638897]I don't "pack" or CCW very often even though I have a permit. Too many places I have to go or spend time in the course of my work are "gun-free zones" by law, so it's a hassle to have to put it on and take it off repeatedly in the course of a day. I usually do have a gun in my vehicle, however, and always have one in my desk-drawer at work and a couple strategically placed in my home. My children are grown and gone, so I don't worry much about little hands.....

But when I go into the woods, including out to my property which is 20 miles from town, I always take a gun of some sort with me.

I am lucky I can carry pretty much everywhere I go. But lately, I have not been able to carry off and on due to trips to a local national lab for work where they frown on that. I am lucky my boss loves the fact I carry and do so at work.. I also live on 10 acres so carry ALL the time at home due to wayward animals and such since I have domestic animals like Goats, dogs, and cheeguns. I have been carrying so long, I feel weird without a gun although it sure is comfortable!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #25170
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