As you can see in the video, you can use bear spray while holding a firearm. Mark Matheny a grizzly bear attack survivor's life was saved by pepper spray and he now produces UDAP Pepper Power Bear Spray. UDAP bear Spray is designed to be shot from UDAP's unique holsters for quicker access. Mark demonstrates how fast you can react by spraying a simulated bear attack.
Recently a man's son in Canada shot his father while trying to get an attacking bear off of him. Fortunately he survived! This happened a couple years ago on the Montana/Idaho boarder that ended in the death of a person getting shot. Also earlier this week two hunters shot a grizzly in self defense. However, they are quoted saying they wished they would have used bear spray.