Moving to alaska and need a sidearm for when im out fishing in bear country. Im 17 so im not that big and need a somewhat small pistol. My dad has a grizzly 44 semiauto in the 1911 chassis and it seems to be way to big for me, i want something compact but will still fuck the bear up if one would charge and would detour the fucker. I want a semiautomatic, no revolver. And i know it is illegal for me to carry one, but im not fucking around out there by my self with out protection. My dad said just saw the barrel off my shotgun and use that, but i dunno about that, lol.. was thing a 40 or 45 would do it now? thanks in advance!