How about some opinions on the .41 v. the .44 magnum revolvers as backup field carry weapons. If you look at the specs, the .41 (in a Mod 57 Smith) v. the .44 (in a Mod 29 Smith) are so close that the difference is practically meaningless. I have a Mod 29, but I've always been intrigued by the Mod 57and the .41 caliber in general. I remember when those revolvers were first offered in the mid-1960s. At the time they were marketed toward state patrolmen, mostly as a more effective weapon than the .357, especially with a 210 grain bullet loading. This caliber never really caught on, but I wonder if it has simply had a bad press.