When the bear just up the hill roared, Joshua McKim's first thought was that he had never heard a bear make a sound like that.Read the whole story here. Note that Mr. McKim was the only one of his party armed. He also doesn't appear to have had a spare magazine (or two, or three), and exhausted his entire eight round supply of ammo stopping the bear's advance.
His second thought, almost instantaneous with the first, was that he was awfully glad he had brought his pistol on this mushroom-picking trip.
When he first glimpsed the bear through the thick brush, McKim had cocked the hammer on the .45 caliber semi-automatic Taurus, a copy of the famous 1911-model Colt.
That sounds about right - Courtesy of Old NFO (click the image for a larger view): Sounds about right to me - more's the pity . . . Peter
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