Read an article where someone killed a bear with a Glock in 40 S&W. In Minnesota, one can hunt big game with a 357, 10MM, 41mag, 44 mag or any 50. I have an EAA Witness 10MM (Wonder finish) that I use for hunting. They run around $400 or less. The factory 10rd mags can be easily altered to hold 14+1. I have had no problems with the gun. Good accuracy, easy to carry, and pretty inexpensive. Then, one COULD use it as a carry weapon, should they choose.