Ever since I got hypothermia at SHOT Show, I can’t take the cold. When the Texas temperature drops below 50 degrees, I’m feeling the chill. (This from a guy who vacationed in Antarctica.) As for skiing in Spitsbergen, it’s cold comfort that Norwegian law requires expeditions to tool-up before heading for the hills. Wait. Is that right? Not that they stopped a spree killer, but Norway’s gun control laws would please a “gun sense” action-demanding Mom. Anyway . . .
I’m not surprised that the firearm in the video above is a revolver. Not because of the possibility of weather-related semi-auto malfs (Alaskan cops’ GLOCK 22’s work just fine in the cold). Because you need a big glove to keep your fingers from freezing off and revolvers have more accommodating trigger guards. As for using a handgun against a polar bear, ha! A large caliber rifle, please. For the entire party.