I had the Alaskan in 454 casull, I sold it awhile back. The ammo was alittle to expensive for me. Although the price for the 45colt ammo wasn't to bad. I missed it so much that i had to get another one. The 44mag version is fun to shoot and the ammo isn't as costly. This time around I will NOT sell this Alaskan. Now i am looking to buy a new Ruger Gunsite Rifle. Unfortunately there aren't many around here in CT. And when you do find one there alittle expensive now.