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revolver, ccw-capable 4" barrel, and SEE how "fast" your repeat hits are. :) you can work at it all your LIFE and probably never touch .50 second for reliable repeat hits. With a 20 ga autoloader and slugs, .25 second repeat hits is quite feasible to demo. So much for the .44 as a "bear stopper". You'd better PRAY you never have to stop a bear with nothing but a pistol,and if you do, it better not be some slowassed pos .44 revolver. The right loads in a .45 auto would be a much better bet. As in 160 gr swc's, hp'd to make them "dig in" to the skull, rather than just glancing off, at about 1200 fps. That's actually a pretty mild load in a 5" barreled Govt Model. It will get that same bullet to 1400 fps, quite safely,with 10.0 grs of Unique, ya know.
 

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yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn!!!
 

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Didn't I just post over at the hunting forum about a guy who had just that - a .44. It saved two lives and killed a grizzly bear.
 

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IT doesn't count. He didn't use a timer.
 

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Well you got me there, he did say with a timer!

But can you imagine that, not having a timer, and still having the time to shoot that bear! I'll bet someone here finds it hard to believe that this guy probably never practiced with a timer but yet was successful to save his own life and the life of his client. :fullauto: :deer:
 

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I think these days, if I needed a pistol in bear country, I'd buy a 10mm semi auto. I've been tossing the idea around lately between a Rock Island Armoury or a Springfield Armoury.
 

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revolver, ccw-capable 4" barrel, and SEE how "fast" your repeat hits are. :) you can work at it all your LIFE and probably never touch .50 second for reliable repeat hits. With a 20 ga autoloader and slugs, .25 second repeat hits is quite feasible to demo. So much for the .44 as a "bear stopper". You'd better PRAY you never have to stop a bear with nothing but a pistol,and if you do, it better not be some slowassed pos .44 revolver. The right loads in a .45 auto would be a much better bet. As in 160 gr swc's, hp'd to make them "dig in" to the skull, rather than just glancing off, at about 1200 fps. That's actually a pretty mild load in a 5" barreled Govt Model. It will get that same bullet to 1400 fps, quite safely,with 10.0 grs of Unique, ya know.
we can tell you know nothing about bears. nothing. They're stopped more than 95% of the time with a handgun, including several with a .22

but you keep your fantasy BS, and your made up requirements.
 
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