I don't hunt much anymore so I am trying to educate myself on a few things. We have bear here in western NC, they have gotten in my truck,etc. They are not a real problem but I want to continue to hike in the woods so I'm considering carrying a 10mm. I was thinking of a Ruger revolver in 10mm, namely the 3" model since it would seem to be easily carried on long hikes. I have looked up some ballistic charts and a 3" would lose around 100fps compared to a 5" give or take. So the question is: would a Ruger GP100 in 10mm, 3" be adequate if loaded with CorBon,Underwood or Buffalo Bore hot rounds?