I found a S&W model 29 with the 10" barrel at a local pawnshop. I'm reasonably certain I can get him down to 550. I was wanting another Ruger Redhawk in .44 but am thinking about this blued 29. My only concern is that long of a barrel. Just thinking it's just too dang long to pack. Should I get it and cut down or change the barrel? Opinions?