Am looking to buy a really heavy handgun (to soak up recoil, have some arthritis.)The gun would be just for target practice, meditation, and home defense, not carry. Of course will not buy a heavy .44 magnum or .500 magnum, as the power of the rounds would negate the recoil-damping mass of the revolver. My present 686+ with 4 inch barrel (38.5 ounces without ammo)firing .38 spcl. +P rounds works fine. .357 rounds are acceptable for occasional shots. Heaviest locally-available non-.44 mag handguns I know of are: 1) the Taurus 608 (8 round cylinder of .357/.38) at 51 ounces with a 6-inch barrel); and 2)anybody have/know of a really heavy version (at least 40 ounces, preferably more) of a 1911A1? BOGs, you know of any other locally-available heavy-type (about 40 ounces and up) handguns under .44 magnum caliber?