Народ там таскает крупнокалиберные револьверы, когда идут за дровами или в оутер хаус....
Go Big or You Might Not Go Home
Numerous discussions with grizzly bear guides, as well as with an emergency room plastic surgeon at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital who specializes in treating bear attack victims, revealed a consistent opinion: .44 Magnums and under are just too small and lack the put-down power.
Within the last decade, the availability of what used to be custom calibers like the .454 Casull, the .480 Ruger, and the .500 S&W Magnum have reset the bar when it comes to stopping dangerous game in close quarters.
The Perfect Alaska Carry Gun
My choice? The Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .454 Casull with a two-inch barrel and Crimson Trace laser grip.
Being outside in the elements most of the summer necessitates a stainless steel finish. My choice of carry is a nylon chest holster made by Man Gear Alaska. (As much as I love leather holsters, they just don't stand up to a four-day rain.)
The Super Redhawk Alaskan is surely one of the more miserable revolvers on the planet to discharge, and it's also ridiculously loud. But I trust it to save my life.
In the last few years a trend has started with some fishing guides here to carry the Glock Gen4 Model 20 in 10mm. The rationale is often the impressive power these rounds can deliver. However, that power is scant compared to a Casull, the .480 or the .500. There is the benefit of the auto action, and the large capacity may give you a sense of security, but 14 additional rounds won't help much if the first round doesn't stop the bear.