629 no dash 6" and Classic 5"..shot 80-100 rounds of 240 gr through the 6", a friends re-barreled 4" and early model Ruger carbine. Hand is still sore, shoulder is better.
Got to let the big dogs roar..once a year or so...gonna shoot up some .44 special Cowboy Action loads next..enough full power loads can hurt you.
I carried the 6" crossdraw when deer rifle hunting...then decided I didn't want to hump the extra weight for the few handgun shot opportunities I was likely to come across.
I'm deciding on whether or not to put a 4" barrel on the no dash <$225 or so...my friends is a good shooter.
Get a 629, you'll enjoy it.