I'm thinking of picking up a short-barreled .44 for off-trail hiking and have it narrowed down to two models: Ruger's Super Redhawk Alaskan and S&W's model 629 with 3" barrel. Has anyone shot both? Right now I'm leaning towards the Ruger for its price, but I like the Smith's styling. The Smith also strikes me as a good CCW since it's a tad lighter and has speed loaders available. I was originally thinking getting an Alaskan in .480 ruger, but I feel that .44s are about as hot of a caliber as I can handle.