I love my Encore because it allows me to hunt in zones where "rifles" aren't allowed and still use a "rifle" cartridge, because it's a "handgun" and can be used in any zone where firearms of any kind are allowed.
Making the shot... well... that's another matter entirely.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.