I am a 44 year old and going to alaska in june to the kenai peninsula backpacking for 4 or 5 days in the back country with 3 friends . I am a skilled hunter and have been hunting for 15 yrs or so I UNDERSTAND GUNS, my problem is I don't know hand guns, and I want one with me just in case that unfriendly grizzly walks up on us ( i am the shortest and fattest, and run the slowest) I need stopping power. I did read about a ruger alasken stub nose that could stop a ford pickup at 90 yards dead in its tracks but the author said it did not handle for shit! Can any of you recommend managable stoping power for my trip?
thanks for all your help