This is confusing to me. The main reason right now to get a handgun is for some protection in the backcountry (backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing). As I might be by myself, I would feel more secure. Will a handgun do the trick? Or will it just piss the animal off? I'm also assuming whatever caliber can do the job in the backcountry, should take care of the bad guy as well, am I right here? Please help me in this situation. Thanks in advance.