Ok guys here goes. I'm looking at getting a . 44 mag to carry when I hunt as a side arm as well as when I am fishing, Also will be with me at home next to my bed. So what does everyone think, like or prefer? A shorter barrel like the Ruger Alaskan or something longer? I was thinking 4-5" but went to look today and the Ruger Alaskan is tempting. Please any help would be appreciated.