I've been giving more thought to hunting with a handgun next year. My main focus is getting my son out on his first critter and after last year's hunts realized I ended up carrying two rifles a fair bit....particularly late in the day when I didn't want to be schlepping two rifles around. We mostly hunt on foot and I'm already pack muling a lot of stuff.
So to that end- I've been thinking about using a handgun as a secondary weapon and my son using a rifle as our primary weapon. I'll most likely use a Ruger Bis Hunter in .44MAG.
After doing some longer range shooting with a couple of handguns, I believe a scope is in order but I have little experience with handgun scopes.
What are you guys using? Fixed 2.5, 4x or variable?