Woman escapes grizzly attack with small pistol

This is a story of self control and marksmanship with an itsy bitsy shooter by a woman against a fierce predator.
What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself?
      Grizzly                            The Beretta Jetfire:


“While out hiking in Alberta Canada with my boyfriend we were surprised by a huge grizzly bear charging at us from out of no where. 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 boyfriend’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.

Thanks Patco


11 thoughts on “Woman escapes grizzly attack with small pistol”

  1. I have that same handgun and I like it a lot. I don’t think I’d want to go up against a grizzly with it though. But, if that’s all I had. . . . .what the hell.

  2. If I was out in the wilderness, I’d want some serious firepower like a .44 magnum or a .45 handgun even thought they are heavy. At home, I have a .40 cal Kimber and a 12 gauge shotgun.

  3. I think part of the joke is missing:

    “Wow. Did you shoot the grizzly with that tiny gun? No, my boyfriend.”

  4. When I moved to Alaska I was told to file down the sights on my .357 magnum……..so it wouldn’t hurt so much when a Grizzly shoved it up my ass! True story.

    • I always carried a sawed off 12 guage magnum loaded with slugs in my airplane when fishing in Alaska.
      The Alaska Dept.of Fish and Game recommend that hikers carry pepper spray and tie bells to their shoe laces to deter being attacked by bears. (true) Yet, every year some people are attacked.
      I would tell people in my hunting and fishing parties that you can tell what kind of bears are in the area by looking at their poo.
      Black bear poo smells like salmon, and has little berries in it.
      Grizzly bear poo smells like pepper and has little bells in it!

      That little Beretta wouldn’t even phase a charging bear, but if you popped it off in his ear while he was eating your face, it might ruin his appetite!

      (This pic is me about 15 years ago)

  5. I see she follows my philosophy: when out in the wilderness, do not be the slowest runner in your group and you will be fine. And she carried a tool that ensured that she was not the slowest runner.

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