I am wanting a workhorse .357 that will be a range, home defense, sometimes hunting and sometimes truk gun, but it will never be a "carry" gun. I have a 4" Model 19, but don't want to subject it to thousands of hot .357 rounds or alot of field abuse. I plan to shoot alot of hot and heavy loads through this gun, so I want one that can stand abuse. I was tempted by the 7-shot Taurus, but decided I don't want a potential "lesser" quality gun. The S&Ws are nice, but I don't like the locks and frankly I think the Ruger will get me what I want, namely ruggedness and durability, for a lesser cost. I am thinking I might want a 6" for increased velocity, sight radius and decreased flash and bang. I don't know if I like that full underlug on the 6" though, did they make one without it? The 4" is fine, but I have a 4" Model 19 and Model 10 so dont think I really need another 4", but is there really much gained with a 6"? I'll never pack this gun except for hunting, so extra legth won't really hurt in that area. Suggestions? Pictures of your 6" GP?