Hello friends, I'm considering a new double action .44 Magnum revolver and I'm a big fan of Ruger, so naturally the Redhawk in .44 Magnum seems like a good selection. I'm not sure if I'd rather get the 5.5" or the 7.5" barrel though. I think the 5.5" Redhawk in SS is quite a looker but I have a Super Blackhawk in .44 with a 7.5" barrel that is just a hoot to shoot and I don't know if I'd like it nearly as much if I had opted for a shorter barrel... Should I get the shorter more 'reasonable' barrel for my Redhawk or get a long barrel? The other thing is that if I settle on the 7.5" barrel I then have to ask myself whether or not I'd like the hunter model or the regular. I prefer the look of the barrel/frame without scope rings because I wouldn't use optics, but are there any other features of the hunter model that I might want to consider? If you have an opinion I'd be interested with regards to Hunter vs. Regular configuration for the Redhawk in .44 Magnum as well as your opinion on barrel length. If you think I should get another barrel length or some other revolver or whatever let me know that too, thanks guys.