Originally Posted by Taguin
I'm headed to bear country towards the end of Summer. With the economy and what not, I can't afford to dish out cash for a new platform. I thinking of setting up a SIG P220 carbon steel slide for .45 Super. What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Don't do that to a P220, you're asking for a problems. The slide and frame are not designed to handle that level of recoil. In fact, I avoid shooting +P out of my P220 as it accelerates wear, and is MUCH more likely to cause a roll pin break or other breakage before the 5000rd service interval.
Besides, if you've never shot a bear, a .45 Super isn't going to be all that great. .44mag or larger is the general rule of thumb. Bear spray is cheap, and quite effective at making a bear run from you and never look back.