Hey Hap ( love to say that),
Thanks for the response from where bears are as prolific as chipmunks are herebouts. I would trust your EXPERIENCE waayyy over an OPINION based on a STATISTIC. I
did just purchase a KKM 4.5" barrel for the G29 so I can also run hard cast stuff thru it. Unfortunately delivery is about 6 weeks out and I'm here in Mitchell SD on our way to Wyoming so I'll have to depend on the UDAP and some 200grain XTP's. ( and hope I bring both back home UNTOUCHED)
Long live the bears AND WEUNS!.

PS: BTW, the guide question was NOT directed toward you but for "those" who would carry perhaps a bag of honey glazed carrots to divert a bear's charge and thereby save the planet.