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    I carry a s&w shield in 9mm in an appendix holster.

    Im going to be going on a hunt in grizzly country in 2019, and wondering what to bring. I will be bowhunting and my dad will be along with me. I have a .44mag, but I cant hit much with it. I also have a glock 19 which I can shoot very well. Is a 9mm just a joke for a sidearm in grizzly country?

    I know glock makes a 10mm that I holds similar to my glock 19, but that would be another investment...

    Also, at what range do you ditch the bear spray and start shooting at the bear? I know they can cover 20 yards in about 3 seconds or less. Just wanting to know some facts so I can have a set plan in place if something ever happens.

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    I don't carry a handgun while rifle hunting.
    When hiking I carry a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm ... which I won at an SCI Banquet with a $50 raffle ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowrunner View Post
    I carry a s&w shield in 9mm in an appendix holster.

    Im going to be going on a hunt in grizzly country in 2019, and wondering what to bring. I will be bowhunting and my dad will be along with me. I have a .44mag, but I cant hit much with it. I also have a glock 19 which I can shoot very well. Is a 9mm just a joke for a sidearm in grizzly country?

    I know glock makes a 10mm that I holds similar to my glock 19, but that would be another investment...

    Also, at what range do you ditch the bear spray and start shooting at the bear? I know they can cover 20 yards in about 3 seconds or less. Just wanting to know some facts so I can have a set plan in place if something ever happens.
    My two cents, carry the spray. The 9mm sure can kill a grizz, but so can a 22LR. Would not want to bet my life on either.

    Doubt you have time to switch from spray to gun. If you must carry the 9mm, I think Double Tap or Buffalo Bore make heavy hard cast lead ammo for the 9mm. But at least one of you ought to have spray, if not both. If one of you has a 12ga, big heavy slugs are an option, 18" barrel can be had for cheap for some guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowrunner View Post
    Also, at what range do you ditch the bear spray and start shooting at the bear? I know they can cover 20 yards in about 3 seconds or less. Just wanting to know some facts so I can have a set plan in place if something ever happens.
    I shot a can of bear spray off to know. the range was 15 feet after that the wind just blew the spray away.

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    S&W MP Shield 9mm is my everyday carry.
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