Originally Posted by carver
IMHO, the Blackhawk is the way to go. Not because it's cheaper, but because there is no way to get off that second shot any faster than with the single action, and still hit what you want to shoot. On the other hand, if it's to be a HD gun, then load it up with the .44 special, and the Redhawk wins in this application.
Carver, Thank you for the input! It will be a backup for hunting/hiking in the rockies. I'm really leaning towards the blackhawk...but after handling a redhawk at the store I was conflicted. The redhawk was really nice too. I have a month to decide