Handgun for the Back Country
Hey guys, hows everyone doing? Recently i moved to an area where i have a lot more access to the back country and with that the larger 4 legged predators have more access to me (Potential hazards would be black bear, feral pig (only those of you haven't come across one of these things would laugh) cougars, and who knows what else). So my question to those of you who are used to having these wonderful places to explore, what would you suggest carrying as a side arm. I personally, and i do STRESS personally, hate revolvers. Ive been shooting them for over 20 years and i refuse to carry one in any capacity... this isn't meant to start any fights as they are great firearms, they just aren't for me. any way what caliber would you suggest carrying in a semi auto? am i safe with a .45acp? I have and prefer/do carry either a 9mm or .45acp in a CC role and im ruling out the 9mm as its arguably underpowered to begin with (again not trying to start anything, im a vet whose used this round in combat so yes i do have an understanding of its capabilities). and id like to avoid having to purchase a new gun. if so i assume a 10mm would be best? anyway any and all input is greatly appreciated. thanks a lot!