i started to carry a .357 , 6 inch while hunting about 1 yr ago. first a right side belt holster. didnt really like it. then i got a shoulder rig. im a right handed shooter, so its on the left side, butt forward. its an uncle mikes "sidekick". i really like it. the belt rig is uncle mikes too, also "sidekick" . the reverse set up for cross draw sounds like something i need to look at. i dont like the weapon under my jacket in the fall, unless just hiking/scouting /fishing. we dont have "dangerous game" in vt, so i dont need to worry about griz attacks or any thing. consider the accuracy advantage of the 6 inch before you get rid of it. they shoot great, less "felt recoil" than a 4 inch. its all about proficiency and accuracy. this is a great site. lots of good info being passed around. sign up a new nra member today!