I love 357s and for whitetail here in NC, a 357 will get the job done but I'm not taking my model 19 thru the woods so I'm eyeing a GP100. I've got an SP101 and like it, the GPs feel nice in my hand....no brainer. I could also see the GP becoming my woods gun and being carried a lot while checking tree stands or hiking. I've also got a 629 which will be more then enough to take deer but like my 19, it is like new and I've got the original box so I'm not sure I want to get it beat up either. I also want a 41 mag because anyone who likes magnum handguns needs one. A blackhawk could fill the hunting bill but I would spend more money getting ammo and getting reloading dies, both of which I have for the 357 and 44. What would you do?