I really want to get into handgun hunting and I'm looking to buy a handgun in the near future. The problem is, I'm having a hard time trying to decide what I want. My first choice was a .357 probably in the a Ruger Blackhawk. Since you can get .38spl ammo pretty cheap I could practice with it alot but I'm not sure about the 357 on deer. Another choice would the the 44 mag. No question about killing power but ammo cost is pretty high and I want something I can shoot alot. My third choice is a T/C Encore. I already have a Encore rifle and I can just take off the rifle stock and buy a pistol grip, barrel and forearm. For the Encore I was thinking either a 243, 25-06, or 7mm-08. Recoil isn't really an issue, I have shot plenty of handguns up to a 44mag and recoil doesn't bother me, but I will just be turning 21 this summer and my father isn't a real big handgun person so I did't have any handguns in my house other than a couple of 22's so this will be my first handgun purchase. What do you all think my best bet would be.