I will be moving to Arizona, and applying for a CCW permit. My sidearm will be a Ruger Blachawk Colt .45. I have shot one with a 7 1/2" barrel for over 30 years. I need a shorter barrel length for CCW.
Could you please advise me on the advantages/disadvantages of a 4 5/8" barrel vs. a 5 1/2" barrel.
I am concerned that the 4 5/8" barrel may be significantly less accurate at 25 yards. I am also concerned that the 5 1/2" barrel may be difficult to conceal even with a high hip carry.