Jim, if he doesn't love it there's something terribly amiss.... My first big bore revolver was a Ruger SBH and I shot it for a few years and killed a couple deer with it. Sometime in the early 80's I think, I picked up a Colt SAA clone in 45 Colt. Wasn't long the 44 Mag. went down the road and the 45 has been my "big bore of choice" ever since. I like the 44 Spl. too but it doesn't share the same history as the ol' hogleg cartridge. Then about 2000 or 2001 I picked up a Freedom Arms Mod. 97 in 45 Colt. If I need horsepower in a handgun it has the capability.