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    avionator is offline Junior Member
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    noob from the adirondacks

    hey all,

    my name is Jake and i'm from the northern Adirondacks (Saranac Lake region). I'm a car enthusiast and an avid outdoorsman who hunts and fishes and hikes and all that good stuff. I'll soon be moving to Alaska for a pharmacy job (i'll be a pharmacist as soon as i take/pass my boards in june). I've decided i want to get a handgun as a sidearm while hiking in Alaska as added protection against grizzlies. of course, my first step in protecting myself will be education, not just firepower! It might just be nice in case something goes wrong... but i'll be posting more about that in the "new to handguns" section.

    looking forward to becoming an active member of the handgun community!

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    Welcome from Ky!

    I'm sure you will like the forum. There's all kinds of great stuff to read in here. I would think that a bog bore small barreled revolver would fit the bill for you up there. Something like a 44 and up. There are a couple "Alaskan" models out there built just for what you are looking to get into. Check out a few of the revolver forums. You should find the info you are looking for

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    Welcome from North Central Texas.

    I think you'll like it here.


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    Welcome from Alabama. It is my understanding that the vast majority of Alaska residents own a firearm. Good luck on your new job!

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    keiththree is offline Junior Member
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    welcome from dutchess county right below you

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    Welcome from Lower Alabama.

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    Welcome from the Taconics Region.

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    Welcome from North Carolina.

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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome from North Carolina. I agree that a higher caliber revolver would be ideal for you. You should be able to find plenty of good information here.

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    Savage.Detroit is offline Junior Member
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    Whoa, fighting off grizzlies, yeah I echo the opinions already state about a revolver .44 or larger.
    Oh, yeah and welcome from Detroit

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    Welcome from Big Sky Country. How about a shortened shotgun? Many AK guides are carrying those now a days.

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