I have a serious internal debate going on inside my head. First the background. During a trip to the local Bass Pro Shop in the spring of 2009(which I have absolutely no problem getting my wife to go shopping there with me, she loves it), I was looking over the handgun selection, not really looking to buy, when I saw something that made my heart skip a beat and angels sing from wherever they hang out - a NIB Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Magnum in SS with a *GASP* 9 1/2 inch barrel. I used to hunt with a Super Blackhawk .44 Mag, 7 1/2 barrel, but had to sell it during a time of unemployment. So instantly I wanted, nay, I lusted for this Redhawk. Visions of whitetail deer falling to the 300 grain bullets propelled from the gun's shiny throat dancing in my head, I sweetly suggested to Darling Wife that since my birthday was just a couple of weeks away, maybe???? And she laughed and said go for it. So I did. $729 plus sales tax, call it just under $800. But it is one heavy mutha. And the grip on a Redhawk doesn't do as much to deflect recoil as did the smooth, curved cowboy-style grips on the Blackhawk. I'm a big feller, and don't mind the recoil so much, except that the Redhawk jars straight into my wrist (fortunately my right hand and wrist, not the left wrist that had to be screwed back together 2 years ago after a fall on the ice ), and after 3 or 4 cylinders of rounds, I'm ready for something lighter, like my Para-Ordnance .45 ACP. So to my dilemma - I'd like to get a .22 handgun for plinking, and also since I'm working on getting my CCW, something smaller and lighter than the Para for carry in the summer when I'm in lighter clothing, and preferably in stainless since I'm a prolific perspirer. But money's tight at the moment, and I really can't justify new guns right now. So I'm trying to decide whether to keep the Redhawk, knowing that it won't be fired much, or trade it at the Wanenmacher gun show next month for something else, like a Browning .22, a Ruger LCR, or something equivalent, that I'll shoot more. I like the Ruger, but it isn't so practical. Kinda hard to CC a hand cannon of that size, y'know.