[QUOTE][I guess I was making the distinction between hunting and murder (/QUOTE]
If it's to be murder, then a smart man will choose a long gun..... A handgun is to have handy, for unforeseen self defense- murder being by very nature so very not, "unforeseen" ..... if you know ahead of time, then you will choose a better tool (a rifle), and bring all your freinds with rifles .....
.....if all you have is kin, then they will show up as best they can, with what they have.....
Seen outside a decidedly Southern Gun Store:
"Guns for Sale.
Some not so Good,
some don't even work.
All of 'em better'n Runnin'."
TheGolden Rule of Tool Use: "If you don't know what you are doing, DON'T."