I am talking about moving right up to the big gun 460sw.
I agree its:
1. Overkill for the likely game
2. Heavy for a handgun
Thing is I am not planning on carrying (people do) other than for the purpose of hunting. I want the fastest biggest production handgun for no real good reason other than I find it cool.
The thing is if I get it in a 4" barrel I am not getting anything close to the performance of the cartridge. I am going between the 8-3/8" and 10-1/2" barrel. I dont think I can hold anything larger on target without a rest. If I am just shooting 3' flames out the end it really isnt doing any good to shoot such a large caliber. Thus the 44mag reference.