I just bought my second 41 magnum. If you reload, its not that expensive to shoot. I have one for protection. a S&W model 57 4 inch barrel, and my new one a Ruger Redhawk stainless steel with a 7 1/2 inch barrel and a 2x Leopold scope- for hunting deer and bear. Decide what you want it for and make an investment. Buy a gently used one and watch the value go up and up as you enjoy a caliber thats mostly overlooked and powerful!