Just a few decades ago, people who lived or hunted in bear country considered firearms, handguns in particular, as the sole defense against bear attack. Then bear spray appeared on the scene and ignited a debate as emotionally charged and eternal as 9mm vs .45 ACP or Glock vs 1911.
If you opt for a handgun, there are several vital things you must keep in mind. Every strategy has weaknesses, and handguns are no different. Here are 10 tips from Outdoor Life which could make the difference between survival and a dirt nap if you are attacked by a bear.
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