makes the .44 revolver look sick by comparison, powerwise. Not only that, but you can hit twice as fast with a 20 ga auto as you can with a .44 revolver,and the .63" diameter of the 20 ga slug has twice the frontal area, too. NOBODY considers the 20 ga to be a bear stopper. In fact, most don't even consider it to be much of a small deer load. .44 is a joke as a bear stopper. You have to hit the bear in the BRAIN with it, just like you'd have to do with a 9mm. So why bother to even own one of the pos's? A good .45 or 9mm is at LEAST as good a 'bear stopper" (if you load it right) and it's many times a better man-defense,and even in "bear country' men are the more common, and the more deadly threat. The .44 is just a waste of time and money you SHOULD be spending on your ccw pistol.