Before anyone can point it out- Yes, Dad Biner is concerned about using a weapon “with enough stopping power”, but is also shooting a weapon that requires reloading after only six shots.  Two behaviors that you don’t always find in the same people.  Live with it, if possible.  I have discovered that I much prefer drawing revolvers over automatics.  The original version of this strip had nine ‘bam’s, and I had sketched an automatic (something hefty.  A Springfield, maybe.)  Aaaand I changed it.