Ive had this reoccurring urge for a "modern" Howdah pistol. Modern in the sense that it uses readily available ammo; but still performs in the original role as a close range "stopper", think fishing in bear country, or hunting Wild Boar with a bow, or maybe asking car jackers to choose another victim.... I have one of the Pedersoli Howdah's. Its nice enough for what it is and I think it fits some of the above scenarios(?); but I want a cartridge version. Ive been tempted by some of the "sawed off" shotguns; but never quite enough to make the leap, mostly because the grip design isnt really a pistol grip--and Im not sure I really want a shotgun. Although I suppose I could live with 28ga slugs if it was loaded in brass shells (410 doesnt seem enuf' and 20ga seems too big for too little???) Im not sure what cartridge Id want, Im open to options. I toyed with 45-70; but maybe 500SW? Im open to an O/U design, even though SxS is more traditional (O/U is easier to holster). I do like hammers but a hammerless design is cleaner.... Anybody else secretly longing for a Howdah?