Geez guys, with a hogleg like like that size, who needs to be stealthy? I'm just sneaking over here from the 1911 stuff, but I've never seen a huge revolver that needed to worry about being sneaky!
I like the model twenty nines. I have a three inch blue one with the full lug and the unfluted cylinder. It is somewhat of a monster with full house rounds. However it is manageble with the factory packmars. It is fun to shoot but not all day. I have one of the new Scandium 4 inch 329's also. this gun is not at all pleasant to shoot with 44 magnum ammo. On the other hand it is really great as a 44 special platform and that is how I shoot it. I think it was really made for this purpose, but rated for 44 magnum if you needed it and also for the "tie me up and beat me" crowd. the six inch Astra knock off that I got for a very good price really surprised me with it's fit and finish. It handles well, has a pretty good trigger and is very accurate. I was very pleasantly surprised by this.
Keep shooting the fourty fours people. they are one gun you definately have to practice with if you want to remain proficient. Besides I do not think that ammunition is going to get any cheaper in the near future :rock: