I will have to agree with my Pro .41 brethren mostly. The .41 is best suited for the experienced handloader. Less recoil, flatter trajectory and in equivalent frames (to .44), are a bit more sturdy. When I use to hunt with a HG, I used a 6" Smith 57 and a 6.5" Ruger Blackhawk. My two favorites are a customized Smith 58 and an OM Ruger Blackhawk three screw. I still think the cartridge would have found a larger marked if they had created a good factory .41 Special load for SD. I mostly load my own Special rounds for them these days. The 210gr lead factory load was a bit to hot for this purpose and would tend to lead a barrel something fierce.