I was in a gun store looking at the S&W 629 mountain gun....wow, it's huge and heavy. I commented on its size to the sales guy and he then showed me a 629 light I think it was like a 629 SP or something like that. I'm sure it'll hurt like hell to fire but not if your life depended on it. It's so much lighter than the regular 629. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I think that's the way to go. I mean, it's not like I'd fire the thing for fun, just lug it with me in the woods in case I need it for either 2 legged or 4 legged creatures.