I started deer hunting with a handgun several years ago. Deer take initially went down, but satisfaction level went up. I've killed several with the handgun now, and each one has been more memorable than the last.
That said, I tried handgun squirrel hunting late last year with a setup similar to my deer setup. Only instead of a red-dot on a .44, it is a red-dot on a .22 magnum. Haven't hit a damned squirrel yet, but educated a dozen or so.
Last edited by bird_dog; August 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM.
Reason: Withdrawing my caliber comments regarding 9mm for deer.