Now that I'm right on the edge of Griz country again I decided that my 10mm wasn't adequate for high-country carry in this area. I picked up a 5.5" Redhawk .44 mag for any extended time in the Big Horns, Tetons, Beartooths, etc. Although I'm more of a S&W guy I decided on the RH because I know they stand up to the abuse of hot stuff better than the 629's do.
If I'm in country where my 6" 10mm (I can squeeze @ 1250 out of it with 230 gr hardcasts) won't do it I want to go big. I was pondering a SRH or X frame, but I just can't bring myself to like their size/weight. So I settled on the tried and true 44.
I'm familiar with Double Tap and I like their stuff.... I also hear Garrett is hard to beat. Buffalo and CorBon just never tripped my trigger. Can I get some input on the 300+ gr hardcast players? What brand has been good to you in terms of performance and accuracy? Should I go with the +P or is there not enough difference to justify the added flash/recoil/noise?
I also need recommendations for grips... those wooden grips are the first thing that needs to go. I have Hogue rubber on some of my Sig autos, and they've been good for me. I kind of like the Pachmayr grips that cover the normally-exposed backstrap on the RH... seems like that's less abuse for my hand when nuclear loads are coming out the other end.
I know we don't have browns as large as the ones up there, but they're plenty big and they're pretty thick in some of the country I'll be playing in so I need to get geared up...... Any thoughts?