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    I always smile the people that tell me they want or carry a .22 to "scare off bears" or even a .38 Special.

    If you need to scre them off they could be a threat. 10mm, .41 or 44 or bigger for me.

    Same with Mtn Lions...or Cougars.

    Had one sptted at a house//my truck was 200 yards away in the dark, and I had amy Stainless PPK/s loaded wth 95 grain ball ammo.

    My Silverado had my XDM 10mm with 15 rounds of Underwood hardcast, plus two spare mags. I tend to use both JHP and HC in some mags.

    When there are Bears outside your church, it's not the city life, anymore.

    9mm, 10mm, .45 ACP, .45 COlt. and .44 Magnum. I chose to carry 10mm above them all.
    with my Bond Arms .45/410 loaded with JHP and a hardcast as backup.

    Do they make a M&P in 10mm, yet?
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    I was working in California when they voted against hunting them. I lived in the mountains. We rural living folks knew that mountain lions are a problem. The city DO GOODERS swayed the vote making mountain lion hunting illegal.
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    Just a few months back, a Cougar was killed crossing the highway right here in the Tri-Cities.

    We also spend a great deal of time in North Idaho, and like to hike. North Idaho is Cougar AND Grizzly country. One of our favorite places to hike has signs showing the difference between a Black Bear and a Grizzly haha!

    I carry my 4 5/8" Blackhawk in .41 mag, but have been on the hunt for a 10mm that feels good in my hand. (unlike a Glock)

    I think I've found it.

    Like Idaho4ever, I'll soon be an owner of (my first) XD in 10MM. It probably won't pull my shorts down like the big ol' single action I've been carrying.
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    There were bobcats and cougars in the Sierras around Reno and Carson City. We had one come into Carson and took up a spot on the second floor of a motel and proceeded to sun himself. There were usually reports in the winter of cross country skiers being attacked (as always from above and behind) while up in the mountains.
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    A couple of weeks ago the dog was @ the gate barking & carrying on as if to warn us of an invading Mongol horde. My wife said "there's a coyote out there, wanna plug it so she'll shut up?" I grabbed my rifle &.... in the field across from our house - no coyote but a big kitty totally unconcerned w/ the yapping 1/2 wolf, 1/2 idiot. A 1/2 grown lion snacking on a rabbit. The interesting thing was it was black, a rare color for lions but happens on occasion. After a few minutes the lion headed up into the mountains behind our house. I didn't shoot it, anything that eats garden robbers are welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    A couple of weeks ago the dog was @ the gate barking & carrying on as if to warn us of an invading Mongol horde. My wife said "there's a coyote out there, wanna plug it so she'll shut up?" I grabbed my rifle &.... in the field across from our house - no coyote but a big kitty totally unconcerned w/ the yapping 1/2 wolf, 1/2 idiot. A 1/2 grown lion snacking on a rabbit. The interesting thing was it was black, a rare color for lions but happens on occasion. After a few minutes the lion headed up into the mountains behind our house. I didn't shoot it, anything that eats garden robbers are welcome.
    Very rare indeed of seeing a black mountain lion...could it have been a jaguar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonitaBob View Post
    Very rare indeed of seeing a black mountain lion...could it have been a jaguar?


    No, a jaguar has different build & much bigger. A lion also has a fat tail, unlike any other wild cat.
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    I've never seen one. I've heard them, and I know we have a few in the area, but that particular cat has never crossed my path. I live in the woods on a bluff overlooking a river. I fully expect to see one, but so far I never have. I guess there is always tomorrow...
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    I only have a short barreled M-66-1 (.357), and I should carry it! But, I don't have Mountain lions, or Grizzlies, in my neck o' the woods. Out here in Western Mass. mountains, we do have Black Bear (Some in the 450-500 lb. range ), Coyotes, Feral Dogs,.......and the occasional rabid Racoon to deal with. I do carry a .38 Special S&W M-10-7 2" revolver, loaded with some 158 Gr. SWC HC reloads that I bought for 'Woods Cruising'. They should be enough around here. I don't go far into the woods anymore.

    How do you tell a Mountain Lion from a Cougar, or all the other big Cats??? They all look the same to me!

    Now a 9mm Ruger LC9s is my carry gun in town, and beside the bed, at night. Bob
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    A mountain lion IS a cougar; also called a puma in certain areas.
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