I keep going back to the Ruger Red Hawk .44 cal with the 5.5" barrel and have been wanting one. I ran into a couple for a good price, but my question is... how is the 5.5 " barrel. I have only shot the .44 cal in a 7.5" barrel, and I'm wondering how much the 2" shorter barrel affects recoil, accuracy (if at all), etc. I see they have one that has a 4.2" barrel, but I don't think I would go there at all in a .44 cal. gun.
Opinions on the gun ? on the 5.5" barrel (recoil, etc) vs the 7.5" barrel ? Alternative guns for comparison ?