Just got done watching a survival tv show (Discovery Ch, I think), that covered what to do in case of a bear attack. They went over several things like running, playing dead, dropping your backpack and running, fighting back, climbing trees and pepper spray. What they never talked about (although I did tune in a little late and possibly missed something but I doubt it) was firearms. They said to "arm yourself with knowlege", but they said nothing about a stout revolver, which would seem in my admittedly non-expert mind, the best defense you should consider. The word "gun" never left their mouths, as if the option didn't even exist. Am I such an antiquated caveman that I don't understand society anymore? Does the mainstream really act as if firearms just don't exist? Ok, like I said, I don't have much knowlege of bears, but if I had to make a list of "defense vs. bear" items that "big frikin handgun" would rank much higher than condiments.... wouldn't it? Seriously, correct me if I'm astray. I've only seen one "mama grizzly" attack on tv, the guy shot in front of her with a large revolver, and the flash/noise scared her into breaking off the attack and running away. So I know that it can work. I dunno. Am I missing something?