Love my 44 but I carry my 41 in the woods because the barrel is 3" shorter, easier to carry and quicker to draw if needed in a hurry. You decide what you need and make your choice. Us choosing a gun for you is like us buying undewear for you. What fits us may not be to your liking.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.