Hi, I am toying around with the idea of a pistol build. You can ask why, but it's mostly for fun. It might also be used for hog hunting rather than carrying a rifle. General concept so far: - 444 Marlin - Bolt action pistol - 4-5 ➕ rounds in a box magazine - Left hand bolt knob, so that I can hold it in my right hand and operate the bolt with the left -12-14 inch barrel with a muzzle break, within legal handgun limits. - Mid grip pistol handle for balance, not rear grip like the contender style. - Just to be clear, I have seen the single shot, rear grip contenders and savage striker and that is not what I have in mind. Might be wrong, but but not the look I am after. - Probably synthetic grips, what ever is optimal for reducing felt recoil. - Will most likely hand load it softer than factory loads, as I have a rebuilt shoulder - Most likely will use GS custom 444 FN bullet, 444225FN263 or a CEB HG Raptor 200 grain. There are not so many options for states with non lead requirements. - Distance - realistically, not much further than 1-2 inches of drop, which I think will be maybe 50-100 yards tops.