A pistol is short on advantages and long on disadvantages. However, the beauty of this firearm for deer hunting is in the eye of the beholder.
Hunting with a handgun is unique. You limit yourself to a close encounter with a buck, and then you must make the shot with a hard-kicking big bore, but some hunters love that challenge. From a more practical standpoint, a small, relatively lightweight handgun is a pleasure to carry all day, and it wields easily in a blind or tree stand.
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