My first big game with a handgun was a muley spike buck with a T/C Encore in .30/06. I love that gun!! Load was a Nosler Ballistic Tip. Range 100 yards or so. Hit him once through the chest and had a blood trail that was impossible to miss.
This was a turning point in me becoming a handgun hunter. I had 3 rifles. Gave one to each daughter and kept one for nostalgia. Thought I would probably never hunt with a rifle again. This was at least 5 or 6 years ago. Hunted one time since with a rifle.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor polite, nor popular -- but one must ask, "Is it right?"
Martin Luther King, Jr.