I have been wanting an Encore pistol for a while. Wonder if anyone has made a pistol out of a Handi rifle? I know you'd need the tax stamp, etc and cost would be as much as buying the Encore pistol but just wondering if anyone has done it. I'd like to see pics. I think with a thumbhole laminate stock cut down to a pistol grip and a nice lam forend a 444 with 14" barrel would be a formidable contender against an Encore or, er, Contender.