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What do you think about a 10mm Glock for grizzly protection? Fairly light for carrying and more projectiles than my S&W 44 mag.

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  • What do you think about a 10mm Glock for grizzly protection? Fairly light for carrying and more projectiles than my S&W 44 mag.

    What do you think about a 10mm Glock for grizzly protection? Fairly light for carrying and more projectiles than my S&W; 44 mag.

  • #2
    A 10 gauge would be my first choice over 10mm, however it is an adequate caliber for bear, but make sure you have good hollow points.

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    • #3
      I wouldn't use hollow points for bear you need a good solid or heavy soft point. HSM, Hornady, Buffalo Bore and Grizzly make good ammo.

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      • #4
        Stick carry the extra weight and if you are shooting more that 6 rounds then you have a problem besides the gun. Also use a good controlled expansion bullet or lfn, you want the bullet to penetrate and do massive damage all the way not go in 8 in and stop. When it comes to caliber if you can comfortably shot the .44 and are confident in the gun then take it but if you aren't take the 10mm. A smaller gun that you can hit a bear with is alway better than a big gun that you have to literally hit the bear with.

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        • #5
          A Glock/30-10MM/17+1,Its a fine choice for Back-up in Grizz-country, Hornady or Winchester Silver-Tips would my pick....Good luck with your Glock.

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          • #6
            what about bear spray?

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            • #7
              what about bear spray?

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              • #8
                Leave the gun at home and carry bear spray.

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                • #9
                  Leave the gun at home and carry bear spray.

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                  • #10
                    If it has to be a handgun, I would go with the S&W .44 Mag. because you would not be likely to get off more than one or two shots at a charging grizzly.

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                    • #11
                      Can you find 300+ grain fodder for a 10? No grizzly or 10mm experience but I'd want all the bullet weight I could find.

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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          The .44 mag with heavy hard cast bullets is an absolute minimum for grizzlies. Leave the autos and hollow points at home. A large magazine won't do you any good if you only have time for one or two shots.

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                          • #14
                            What's with the -1?
                            I would prefer hollow points to solids because when a bear is charging you he is headlong, so if I have to shoot him I would want to do as much damage as possible.
                            Dallas, the 10mm has been likened to a .44magnum during ballistics test, however a handgun would not be my first choice for bear protection, especially grizzly.

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                            • #15
                              I would recommend hardcast bullets, like the ones from Buffalobore 220 gr. Hard Cast - FN (1200 fps/ME 703 ft. lbs.(from their web site) you need penetration, and these guys punch! Hollow points would deflect right off of a big boar grz. head!
                              I would be carrying my marlin .45-70 with hardcast 430grain as a min.

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