He did not call it a target pistol per se. I did hear him correctly but to clarify, his focus was on the .38 having less kick than a 9mm (in his opinion). He was emphasizing that I could easily qualify with it at the range at 50ft, enjoy is substantially at the range but also have one of the best carry guns out there in my collection. With the external hammer, i.e., single-action/double action, it was his opinion that I would be more than capable of shooting quite accurately with the air weight. I want this to be true; I wish it was true, but I am not feeling it. He is more of a volunteer there and a great guy. I trust him. That is where I do think I am misunderstanding him. I think a big part of his reaction was my issue with my walther being an excellent carry gun as well as fun at the range but not a range gun. I think (I THINK) he was trying to show me another option that would accomplish both. I think I am better off simply, over time, getting both. a .22, a .38 revolver and a .40 equals a decent collection in my opinion, given that pistol permit amendments take some time to get in the City of Albany and I would be able to co-regiser the ,22 and the .38 with one amendment. I am the only one who truly shoots often anyways.