That was a great story, but also, seriously, you should take up writing. That was a very entertaining read!
I quizzed Pastor Louis as to what kind of ammo he used in his .38 and he said his friend and fellow trapper hand loaded them for him. Louie's Arkansas reloader used a piece of paper with quarter sized circles drawn upon it randomly. Then he used a teaspoon to fill in the circles with his favorite Acme shotgun powder. The powder was then scraped into a waiting cartridge and topped with some lead.