I haven't been carrying my 44 lately as I had it in my head that it was just to big and bulky to be carrying around. I have been looking at short barreled counter parts lately with a lustful eye. I pulled my Smith out of the safe tonight where it has been hostage for to long. I fondled and held it for a while and realized there is nothing wrong with my gun, the holster is the problem. I have an older Uncle Mikes shoulder holster, that is uncomfortable and makes it hard to get to my gun in a hurry. I have a Smith model 29-3, it has the full underlug, and 4 position silhouette sights. The barrel is 5 7/8 inches measured from the front of the cylinder. I was told this was a Lew Horton classic hunter model, I have no way to verify this but it sure sounds good. Anyway, do any of you have some good suggestions as to a better holster so my old Smith can go on more walks. I was thinking something on the hip would be more practical. Thanks for your help.