On Bud's Gun Shop Forums, the question came up: "What is the smallest
caliber you trust to protect yourself?"
My personal favorite defense gun has always been a Beretta Jetfire in 22
Over all the years I've been hiking I never leave without it in my pocket.
Of course we all know too the first rule when hiking in the wilderness is to
use the "Buddy System".
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this, it means you NEVER hike
alone, you bring a friend or companion -
that way if something happens there is someone to go get help.
I remember one time hiking with my brother-in-law on Raspberry Island near
Out of nowhere came this huge brown bear and was she mad!
We must have been near one of her cubs.
Anyway, if I had not had my little Jetfire, I sure would not be here today.
Just one shot to my brother-in-law's knee cap and I was able to escape by
just walking at a brisk pace.
That's one of the best pistols in my safe...