Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by beeb173, Jul 12, 2022.
Gonna try that
Uncle Mikes Classic Nylon Holster. Had a positive and audible snap strap. Protective, and low key
A half homie is taught for pistol point shooting by some and looking down over the edge of the slide to roughly sight it is called meat on the metal. Half homie is canting your hand and gun about 30 degrees that is same as if you were pointing your finger at something.
I carry my G29 in Idaho in my binocular chest rig.
Bears are the least of my concerns as we have plenty of wolves, cougars, and white trash.
Plenty of black bear attacks and their frequency is only increasing.
Grizzly attack to scare you off a food supply or in defense of cubs.
Black bear attacks are largely predatory, as they want to consume your carcass, dead or alive. There is a gruesome story of a female geolhoist in AK who survived a black bear attack but the bear ate parts of both arms as to render them useless. She was unarmed (no pun intended) and never fought the bear. That would truly suck.
Hmm... Being in Texas, tell me how many bear encounters; Grizzly or Black, that you have had.
Having grown up in the Idaho woods, I have had dozens of encounters with black bears. The OP is in Michigan, which has experienced how many black bear attacks?
I'm pretty sure you really don't have any idea about how black bear behave in real life in the majority of their habitats. When I go into true wilderness areas a mere 25 miles from my house, the least of my worries are black bears. The number one killer of humans in the woods is the weather.
Dress appropriately and be prepared. Worrying about black bears is ridiculous.
Yeah, in Texas you're more likely to run into an escaped Tiger!
Here's a random article:
Back woods? Yeah those bears typically are far more afraid of us than we should be of them. Of course there's the ol, mom and cubs thing, but they are pretty good at running away too.
Just have some dogs with you all the time and you'll be golden, they seem to hate dogs and dog smell. Plus its just always a good thing to have a big dog or two with you I've found. Maybe I'm biased because I love dogs.
There fear of humans is less than there desire for easy food/garbage.
Born and raised in one place, I guess I see why you have that perspective and presumption.
I was born and raised in central NH, and one of my best friends uncle used to take us out about 35 miles away when he ran bears with dogs. That was interesting. I lived 8 years in the Alaska
Interior and almost 8 in Central Montana. Ran across bears in both places several times…mostly blacks and never an issue. I did have some
sketchy run ins with moose in AK, and also had a lion that refused to move off a trail in MT…but never had a bear situation that became any issue.
But one doesn’t need to live in a place to understand the reality of that place if you follow valid sources of information. I follow Dean Weingarten and his interesting articles. He is very thorough in researching and writing on dangerous predators in North America. I posted a couple stories, but he has many accounts on Ammoland.com
Black bears are NOT benign. They are certainly skittish in areas where they are heavily hunted, but in locations of low hunting press and encroachment by humans, they can be aggressive.
I hear you. Black Bear scare me more than Grizzly. Grizzly will let you know that your not wanted. Black bears will pretend to be shy, then stalk you and eat your little dog
Here's a Tip : Bear Spray for Sure but piss on trying to actually use it ,keep it on your self or in your back pack . Rule of thumb " IF " a Grizzly comes across You or vice a versa with in 25 Yd. ; ONE in the Ground STAND YOUR GROUND , IF She decides to charge STEADY to the Shoulder and let the rounds fly . Afterwords spray the Bear spray . Game Wardens like to see You did all you could do !.
People who live in Grizzly country will tell you MOST of time a Big Yell arm wave and one in the ground deters 95% of attacks .
You're always better off with Company hiking rather than alone , Grizzly's AREN'T stupid their cunning and can be ultra quick to Back track and ambush . I was flat stunned at the stealth and Quickness of a Big old Male in Alaska displayed , while the Guide and I were crossing a thicket
so as to get up another hill side while hunting Dahl Ram .
They have TWO interest EATING & MATING ,DON'T interfere in either activity is MY best advice
They also make a chest holster, but I find those get in the way more often than they come in handy so mine mostly hangs in the closet.
I like my dogs too much to feed them to bears.
Depends on the dogs, but I've found that bears don't much care for dogs, or dog smell.
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