I love to hunt with a pistol. I have a T/C Encore in 44 magnum. It is perfect for these swampy areas in the panhandle. I have killed deer and hogs out to 100 yards. Last weekend I shot a gobbler at 40 yards and he didn't go anywhere.
This week I bought a CVA Optima muzzleload pistol. Put a Bushnell red dot on it. Both cost about $300. Shot it 4 times today. First one high, second one low, third and fourth were dead center at 50 yards. I am ready for muzzload season to start tomorrow.