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What Glock do you prefer Bear Country?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by oISHUTupNrocKIo, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. oISHUTupNrocKIo

    oISHUTupNrocKIo Glock Lover

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    Question: Do you think a G19 is enough for protection in Bear Country? Also, what Glock would you bring for youself?
     
  2. remat

    remat

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    Ah, another bear thread! :supergrin:

    What kind of bear? (yes, there is a big difference)
    For me, model 20.
     

  3. mr smithglock

    mr smithglock

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    its better than a stick. the noise of you shooting will scare it but i doubt it will kill. i would want a g20 g29 g30 in that order. but if i was really serious i would take a 44 mag.
     
  4. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    9mm in bear country is a great choice. Why carry anything else. Some would say 10mm or shotgun with slugs. Nah you don't need anything like that in fact just carry a LCP or something else in 380 that is all you should need to stop a charging bear. :deadhorse::brickwall:
     
  5. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    G19-not unless your bears are the toothless midget pygmy soft chin variety
    The only Glock I would(if that's all I could pick) carry in bear country is a G20 with some SERIOUS hand loads or equal factory stuff
     
  6. mr smithglock

    mr smithglock

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    this had me laughing. literaly.
     
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    Having spent 11 years as a bush pilot in Alaska, living in the remotest of camps on a regular basis, quite frankly I think the correct answer is, "the biggest, baddest, most powerful handgun in the world is 'iffy' against a large bear - so you decide."
     
  8. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    Thanks I try.......sometimes. Just hadn't seen a bear thread for awhile. :upeyes:
     
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    69stingray 427 ci

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    LOL Last hunting season I went into the woods with a g19 on the hip and it really got me thinking that I was under gunned!! The next day my uncle was backed into the corner by a black bear!!! So after that trip I went to local gun shop and bought a Ruger Alaskan chambered in .480 ruger!! Now I feel comfortable
     
  11. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Glock 17 with a .22 slide conversion loaded with CCI Stingers.The bear will think he's getting stung by bees and run like hell...:supergrin:
     
  12. oISHUTupNrocKIo

    oISHUTupNrocKIo Glock Lover

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    Thanks for the sarcastic replies lol... I'm going on a fishing trip up in the mountains in PA, theres Black Bear and some others. I'm going in April, and I'm picking up a Glock in March... just thinking about it.
     
  13. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    Bear gun.
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    .22, 9mm, .45, 500SW, 12ga.
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  14. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    I wouldn't bring a Glock, dude......I'd bring this:
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    But seriously, if you gotta bring a Glock, go with 10mm......even then, be prepared to run like hell.......:shocked:
     
  15. Uncle Don

    Uncle Don Wood butcher

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    Whatever you use, be sure to remove the front sight. That way it won't hurt so much when the bear puts that gun where the sun doesn't shine.
     
  16. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    G19 works if....


    you go with someelse.
    see a bear.
    shoot buddy in leg.
    run!
    :tongueout:
     
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    RedHaze Handgunner

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    :rofl:

    Perfect!
     
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    G19 for Teddy Bears! All others G20 10mm
     
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    I've had the same concern, and obviously a shotgun with 00 buckshot or a slug would probably be best, but you can't holster a shotgun easily :supergrin:. If it has to be a Glock, from what I have read a 40, 10mm, or 357 Sig are good options.
    My personal opinion is a 357 Sig round may be the best for black bear compared to the other calibers. Load a Glock 31 or 32 with a mixture of jacketed hollow points (internal damage) and full metal jacket (penetration of bone, muscle). Most likely you will need to fire more than one round.
     
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    Which Glock model is the .454?