S&W 629 performance center .44 mag 2 5/8 or Ruger alaskan 454 casull 2.50..Looking at both of these fine revolvers really hard. No local shops in the area have either in stock so ive been just going off looks in books and internet. Kinda tough to make a choice that way. I figure if i go ruger mise well get he 454 casull cause i like the fact that i can shot 45 colt and the big casulls. But i really like the way the smith looks with the satin finish and wood grip! Thing that makes me lean to ruger on the other hand is rugers are usually stronger and i feel the 454 is more versitile! Anybody own either of these guns that can expresse their opinion would be great to help me make a choice.