I have been shooting .44 Mags since the early 70's and like it for what it is. My current .44 mag. is a S&W Mountain Gun which is a handy little package. I have wanted to get a double action Ruger for quite some time and can't decide on caliber, but the .45 Colt is my first choice. The other two calibers I'm thinking about are the .480 Ruger and 454 Casull. I don't want the gun to be so big I won't want to carry it in a Guides Choice Holster and I'm not interested in ruining my hand shooting super duper stump killers. Ready to hear your thoughts and experiences.