Sold the Taurus mod 44 4inch barreled 44 mag and purchased a Smith 629 with the 6 1/2 inch barrel today. Going to head out tomorrow for some range time with it. Got some Hornady 225 grainers, some 270 gr Speer Gold Dot Deep Curls, and some HSM 305 gr Bear loads to run in it. The Taurus wasn't a bad close quarters protection piece but the Smith opens up a whole new range of accuracy and hunting potential. Will report back on range findings. Then some coyote hunting mon. and Tues. before heading back to work!