Yeah, I need to spend more time practicing. I have one of those Hammerli Trailsides and it is an excellent shooter. But I'm getting older and I find my muscle control isn't as good as it used to be. It's a bit unnerving to see the front sight refuse to stay on target while you believe you are holding as steady as you possibly can.
Maybe practice will help. Or else I need to go find that fountain of youth that Ponce de Leon was looking for over in St. Augustine...
Seriously Rich,one of the reasons handguns had a lanyard loop & lanyard was to retain the weapon.The other was to act as a 3rd hand.With the right lenght rope(& you'll have to expierement with this a little)you have a handy little sling.
scoped, as scope a pistol, if ever my vision deteriorates too badly. The idea is to score, and be humane in taking the game. Using a handgun is just showing off, really. It is the use of a SIDEARM to do what most men need a rifle to accomplish. If you can't do it with a real SIDEARM, then just ADMIT that and carry a rifle. Simple enough.