Originally Posted by freefall
Forget the Super Redhawk, WAYY overweight. Look for a used 4" Smith or get a 4 5/8 Super Blackhawk. If they make a 4" Redhawk that would be nice.
+1 on this. I love my Alaskan but it's just too heavy for routine carry. I have mine for a hiking gun. It's a fantastic truck gun, though, as it'll take about all the abuse you can throw at it and never complain.
The S&W 29 or 629 Mountain Gun (4" brl) is a much lighter, slimmer, more easily holstered solution. You can find them used in good condition for under $700 in stainless and $600 blued, sometimes much less; I bought a stainless MG early this year for $500 - great mechanical condition but a lot of holster wear - the ideal truck gun.
Personally I'd stay away from the Taurus. The problems seem to be "out of the box". That is, they come from the factory with a lot of problems - one gun shop owner told me he has more problems with Taurus than all other makes combined.