OK, here's the drill. My wonderfully accurate 7.5" Bisley Hunter is a PITA to carry and practically requires a hand over hand draw, so I have pretty much talked myself into trading it in one a 4" S&W 629 or a 4"-5.5" Ruger Redhawk. THis is being done with an eye towards moving to AK with primary job as everyday walk around in the bush belly gun.
The Ruger is big, somewhat unrefined, but KISS simple in dfesign and strong as a 44 Mag can be built.
The S&W 629 (I would love another Mountain Gun but the only ones around are a signature " Cabelas Outfitters" model over at Cabelas in East Grand Fork) has about as sexy of lines as a handgun can be made and come out of the box with a passable trigger, but not as sturdy as a Redhawk and more mechanically complex.
I have had a few of both handguns over the years and know their pros/cons well, but not as an AK use bellygun. So really am looking for AK BTDT guys' opinions as I am absolutely split 50/50 on which to get...