LOL some of you guys really need to get laid.
First of all, I never said I was taking the gun on walks to kill or hurt animals. I have a small dog and if she is with me and we see a skunk or porcupine, I would like it to stay away. I joined this forum precisely because I was unfamiliar with these guns and was looking for advice, not for people to jump to conclusions.
Deterring other animals means ones that come onto my property that I would rather didnt.
The walks I referred to are practically in the middle of nowhere. There arent other people on the property, since it is mine - a very, very large wild area.
I am entertaining this gun because it looks like it would be fun to use shooting targets as well as deterring small animals that get too close. It seemed like a good dual purpose item to own and fun to use. Maybe Im wrong.
LOL @ poaching....