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We_Have_A_Problem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 12:25 PM
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346. If they're designed to kill
they do a remarkably crappy job of it.

Handguns are by nature low powered, inaccurate compared to a rifle, of limited utility, and due to their smaller caliber and lower power rely heavily on shot placement to stop, let alone kill, a target - be it human or animal.

What they are designed to do is give the user something a bit stronger than his muscles to repel an attack without having to carry a bulky, heavy item like a rifle or shotgun. At that task they excel.
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