Friday, June 28, 2013

Using a Small Caliber Pistol to Stop an Attack

This is a story of self-control and marksmanship with an itsy bitsy shooter by a woman facing a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself?
She trusts the 25 cal. Beretta Jetfire:

Here's her story: "While out hiking in Alberta Canada with my husband we were surprised by a huge grizzly bear charging at us from out of nowhere. She must have been protecting her cubs because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire with me I would not be here today! Just one shot to my husband's knee cap was all it took. The bear got him and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. It's one of the best pistols in my collection."

h/t Bud

(Yeah, I know, but it's the best I got today - too much going on.)


  1. Almost unpossible. Firearms in .25 ACP are prohibited firearms in Canada (except for some Olympic pistols) so unless she owned it prior to Dec 1 1998 (massive simplification) she shot him with a virtual Jetfire. Never-mind there's no way she'd get a permit to actually carry it - Canadian gun laws for the most part suck and suck badly.

    Good story though, but next time make it a .22 and set it in the USA.

  2. Picky picky. Best I could do at the moment. And who said she has a permit or gives a wit whether or not she's supposed to have it?