As an "after thought" . . . . maybe the gun manufacturer's should just compromise and start making something in the middle of the road? I can see it now . . . . an authentic Colt repro in .40 caliber - halfway between .36 and .44. I'd love to see how Cabellas would "write up" the description for that "authentic model"! Possibly it could have a steel frame with a brass barrel?
If a pair of '51 Navies were good enough for Billy Hickok, then a single Navy on my right hip is good enough for me . . . besides . . . I'm probably only half as good as he was anyways. Hiram's Rangers Badge #63