is far more to the point than is a bull barreled Ruger. When you have no real power, and it's not shtf, it's just a game, so why burden yourself unnecessarily, hmm? Normally, the reason is not admitted. Guys can't SHOOT a 6" long, 18 oz 2214 well enough. It's a superbly accurate little pistol, with a very solidly mounted barrel, nice trigger and sights. It's not at all difficult to deliver 2.5" groups with it at 25 yds, Weaver, and 1.5" groups are definitely feasible, with the gun's "favorite" ammo, and a braced firing position. Since that's easily 5x as good as can be done with a sling shot and marbles (much less rocks) and since so many THINK that they can stalk close enough to use the sling, why bother with "better" accuracy than the 2214 has, hmm? Because they CAN'T stalk at ALL well, for one reason, and they can't shoot worth a crap for another.