Originally Posted by trooper357
Ok, I have posted questions regarding a small lightweight revolver to carry on my hip or in my fishing vest while hiking and fishing for protection against bears, mountain lions, other 4 and 2 legged aggressive animals.
I really don't think that what you're looking for exists. The crux here is that you are looking for protection against bears. And anything that is going to be reasonably effective in that regard, in a pistol, isn't going to be small and light. A pistol would not be my first choice for protection against bear. But if I was going to carry one, I'd be looking for the biggest badest thing on the block. 44 Magnum, 454 Casull, etc.