Seriously, bears are not that tough around here, Im not talking brown bear.We will keep an eye out for the news story: "Wounded bear mauls and eats coyote hunter, bear still at large. 45 ACP handgun with empty 13 round magazine and fired casings found with remains.
Better take a bazooka, I hear they are bullet proof. The 45acp was designed to take down horses, remember when the 45 was designed, days of cavalry. 45acp will do the job, google grizzly 45acp kill. The key is shot placement and FMJ you want penetration not expansion. The average Blackbear is 250-300 pounds, I know lots of men this big! Yes they have tougher thicker skin and all, but my motto go centermass, clip the spine, you'll be fine. But don't be to trigger happy, most of the time they will bluff charge or simply just run away. Dont be a snack but dont be to quick to pull the trigger.
I don't know were you folks find these 300 LB Jack Bauer bears. The bears I have run into are the size of a large husky dog (80-150 lbs). Almost every time they have run as soon as they see me.