Hello All, I just purchased a new Ruger SuperRedhawk Alaskan with a 2 1/2'' barrel in 44 magnum. All i can say about this revolver is that it's a Beast. I have owned Rugers in the past but this is awesome to shoot. Tyhis gun can take anything you throw at it. I've fired a box of Buffalo Bore 340gr + P ammo without any problems. I was skeptical about buying it with the short barrel but the recoil wasn't bad at all with 180gr PMC ammo. The 340gr was alittle more than i expected but manageable.