If you’re going to carry, the 4” full-lug barrels on the GP and 686 add weight that make shooting great but can get tiresome. I carried my 686+4” on duty for 6 months after a thumb injury, if you live where jacket-wear isn’t very often it’s a big, 42 oz piece of steel to conceal. I love Dan Wesson gun’s, if they would only make a V shroud for the 715! The big, blocky VH shrouds I have for mine aren’t great carry options even in the 2” and 3” versions. The smaller Kimber is better for carry. Small guns on the range can be a real chore to shoot unless you stick to the softer rounds. If you want a 50-50 carry-range gun, maybe look at a 4” King Cobra (adj sights) or their 3” version (fixed sights, 28 oz weight), or even a new Smith M-19 with the 4.2” barrel or the carry comp with the 3 in barrel. They’ll carry a bit easier than the heavier GP-686 models and still give you a fun time in the field or at the range. No matter which gun you pick they’re all great! Stay safe.