Thanks, every one. That was one heck of an adventure for a guy my age. I've just now recovered from it!!
It's been the same story on every big game hunt the last 35+ years- see the chubby old guy and the tiny gun. Guys draw straws to see who the looser is for my guide. I always get the last laugh. Only been skunked on one hunt, ever, and no shot was fired then. And they always say, "My God, I don't believe you made that shot".
I've tried to represent handgun hunters well, and I know I've made some believers.