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Woman Stops Grizzly Attack With .25 Cal Pistol
Agriculture.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | Unknown

Posted on 03/08/2013 8:55:42 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts

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?

The Beretta Jetfire:


(Excerpt) Read more at community.agriculture.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; beretta; grizzly; guncontrol; pistol; secondamendment
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.

It's one of the best pistols in my collection.

1 posted on 03/08/2013 8:55:42 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: Kartographer

I reposted your pulled thread with a link. Had too. Too funny to let go.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 8:56:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

So, Bloody Sam.....what was your boyfriend’s name?


3 posted on 03/08/2013 8:57:06 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Ah yes, another variation on the ‘I just need to run faster than you’ meme. There is actually an old old story of a prospector in Alaska using a .22lr rifle to kill a charging Kodiak. When the bear rose up to snarl, the prospector fired right into the gaping mouth, which evidently was the softest approach to the brainstem. He dropped the bear with one shot. ... It is said that he took two days to stop shaking however.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 9:00:29 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Lucky shot!


5 posted on 03/08/2013 9:06:47 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Too funny. Although I definitely need to have more coffee or something because it took my reading it through twice before I ‘got it’. Then it was even funnier. Thanks for the day brightener.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 9:06:51 AM PST by GrayNo
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

LOL! When in bear country, know your surrounding humans as well.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 9:13:44 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Hah...good one. LOL


8 posted on 03/08/2013 9:18:59 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

That idiot democrat in Colorado will likely start screaming any minute the hiker didn’t have the right to shoot that grizzly... that she should’ve “talked” him out of attacking her.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 9:19:02 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; kanawa

If my memory isn’t failing me, a courtesy ping is in order for bear stories.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 9:20:48 AM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

I will plead ignorance and apologize for not following protocols.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 9:27:21 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

No apology needed - kanawa posted a thread many, many moons ago regarding his encounter with a bear. Sorry, I can’t find a link to it.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 9:32:26 AM PST by Bob
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; Vendome

I thank you. You have much more patience. I mean I posted it under ChitChat HUMOR and the mods zot it for?????????

Glad you liked the story! I got a hoot out of it and thought most FReepers would as well.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 9:36:06 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I’m the one who should apologize. I neglected to remove your name from the “To:” list. I meant to just ping kanawa.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 9:36:32 AM PST by Bob
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
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.

Laughed my ankles off.

15 posted on 03/08/2013 9:39:06 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Bob; kanawa

Here ya go:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1670661/posts

A simply great story!


16 posted on 03/08/2013 9:41:20 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Doh!


17 posted on 03/08/2013 9:41:57 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ScottinVA

While I appreciate your sarcasm - you do recognize that “idiot” and “democrat” is redundant don’t you?


18 posted on 03/08/2013 9:43:28 AM PST by dontBSme
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To: dontBSme

Ah! You’re right... gotta watch those redundancies! ;-)


19 posted on 03/08/2013 9:45:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

And to think, Jeff Cooper said the .25 was worthless for defense.

(I have one)

PISTOLERO MAGAZINE (remember them?) took one to Mexico to do real tests. They found the .25 was just fine for killing hogs and was better than throwing rocks at an attacker.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 9:59:20 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Technically, she didn’t “stop the grizzly attack” - she merely diverted it.

And that joke is just sooo old it’s lost all of the surprise element that makes a joke funny...


21 posted on 03/08/2013 10:11:07 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Kartographer

You neglected to specify a link to the story. That’s why they pulled the original. I Google the headline and decided it was too funny to not post on a Friday.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 11:03:26 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Wha-at’s love got to do with it!


23 posted on 03/08/2013 11:08:24 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

No link as I said in the post I recieved in a e-mail, besides it’s a JOKE its not news.

That reminds me a IRS auditor, a Teacher from a zero tolerance school and a FR Mod walked into a bar.........


24 posted on 03/08/2013 11:21:47 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

ROTFLAMO!!!

Just told that to a gun control friend he laughed ot loud...

LOL


25 posted on 03/08/2013 11:30:05 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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