Well, I should probably add an update.
I sorta fell into a gun show purchase for a price I couldn't pass up. I ended up with a 9 1/2" Super Redhawk. Yeah, It's big and heavy (which is kinda what I was trying to avoid). I wanted a 7 1/2" version like some posters above, but couldn't find a deal on one. I got to shoot 50rnds through it yesterday. I was surprised and disappointed to find out that although it shot accurately off the bench, I couldn't shoot it well off-hand. Maybe that's a dumb statement, since I don't have a ton of revolver shooting experience, but I can say that I shoot both a Glock 19 and a Ruger Single Six a lot more accurately.
I'm in the process of getting some rings ordered so I can mount a scope. Hopefully that'll help out. I'll update again after round 2.