There are many great options for bear defense handguns, and 10mm pistols behemoth .500 S&W Magnum are rapidly becoming the most popular.
The 3-inch model Colt Python packs a punch and is comfortable to carry and shoot.
The Sig P320 XTen has a 5-inch barrel and is compatible with the GoGun Gas Pedal, which makes recoil even easier to control with a proper grip.
The 10mm Auto has seen a rise in popularity as a defensive cartridge in bear country.
While some consider a .44 Magnum revolver to be the minimum for a bear protection handgun, the 10mm G20 has proven itself as not only a capable attack stopper, but a standard for backcountry carry.
It was the only relatively common double stack 10mm on gun store shelves. Early Glock 10mm barrels didn’t have case head support and earned a reputation for failures on high-pressure 10mm loads.
the pack is the XD-M Elite 3.8-inch Compact OSP. Its model name is a mouthful, but this compact 10mm brings the goods. As the name indicates, it’s a compact 10mm pistol with a 3.8-inch barrel.