Ok here's what I need. I am looking at buying the 44 tracker to carry while hiking in the woods for black bear protection. My neighbor was bit quite badly by a 528 pound black bear while out in the woods, he had to go to the hospital to get put back together. I know the 29 and redhawk are great guns but much to big for hiking or carrying in a fanny pack. I have shot my dads 44 many times so know what to expect from the 44 magnum in a light revolver. I want to hear from people that have one/shoot it on how good the tracker is, will it hold up to full power 44 loads. I probably will shoot no more than a couple boxes a year through it and I will be reloading cast bullets in the 240 to 270 grain weight. I also want to hear from people that are disappointed with the tracker and what problems they are having. I don't want to hear from people that don't have and shoot the tracker on how worthless the tracker is and how good the smith and redhawks are. I know the smith and ruger are great revolvers but just to big for my purpose. I also don't want to spend $800.00 to $1000.00 for a revolver that will be carried a lot an not shot much. I can buy a new blue 4 inch tracker for $479.00 plus tax and ten dollars for back ground check. That's half the price of a smith or ruger in my area. All comments are appreciated.